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Can Do Multiple Sclerosis JUMPSTART® Program Coming to Omaha, NE, on October 21

September 7, 2017

Program held in collaboration with the National MS Society.
 
Avon, Colo. • September 6, 2017 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is holding a free, one-day JUMPSTART® Program on Saturday, October 21, 2017, in Omaha, NE. This educational and interactive program enables people with MS and their support partners learn the knowledge, skills, and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and actively co-manage their MS.


“Traditional medical models for managing a chronic disease tend to overlook many important aspects of living with MS, including the emotional, interpersonal, mental, and social health of a patient,” said Anne Gilbert, Director of Programs. “We offer a comprehensive, personalized, and interdisciplinary approach to enable people to become active co-managers of their health and well-being.”
 
Can Do MS connects the expertise of industry professionals from across the field of MS care management including neurologists, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, registered nurses, physicians, and nutritionists.
 
Scheduled Presentations and Workshops:
  • Family Dynamics – Lucille Carriere, Ph.D.
  • Staying Mobile – Tammy Roehrs, PT, MA, NCS
  • GPS For Your MS: Managing Your Total Health – Kathleen Healey, APRN, Ph.D.
  • Support Partner Workshops – Lucille Carriere, Ph.D.
 
The support partner workshop allows family members and/or friends to be acknowledged, understood, accepted, and respected by a community of peers and health professionals.
 
The JUMPSTART Program is limited to 100 participants and will fill quickly! Please register online at mscando.org/jumpstart, or call Rachel Lahti at 800-367-3101 ext.1279. The program will take place at MSforward.

The JUMPSTART Program is sponsored by Sanofi Genzyme, Biogen, Genentech, Inc., Novartis, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Mallinckdrodt Pharmaceuticals.
 

Contact: Alisa Santiesteban
Marketing & Communications Manager
970-926-1277  |  alisa@mscando.org  |  mscando.org  

A national nonprofit organization based in Avon, Colo., Can Do MS delivers health education programs on exercise, nutrition, symptom management, and motivation to help families with MS thrive.  For more information, visit the organization’s website at mscando.org or call 800-367-3101.
 

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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