AVON, CO – March 6, 2018 – Thanks to its sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis (Can Do MS) has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 9th time that Can Do MS has earned this top distinction, showing the organization uses donor dollars in a fiscally responsible way to further its mission of delivering health and wellness education programs that help families with MS thrive.

“Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating,” according to Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Can Do MS.”

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These accountability and transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.

“Recognition from a trusted source like Charity Navigator allows our donors to give with greater confidence,” said Lisa Mattis, Can Do MS CEO. “We are honored to receive the highest possible rating from Charity Navigator. It represents our commitment to our supporters to make the most effective use of their funding to provide life-changing health and wellness education programs for families living with MS.”

To view the Can Do MS rating and see other information about its charitable giving, visit the Charity Navigator website.  

About Can Do MS 

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

About Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, charitynavigator.com, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations, and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America's charitable givers. Charity Navigator can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.

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