Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is holding a free, one-day JUMPSTART® Program on Saturday, June 1, in Detroit, MI. This educational and interactive program enables people with MS and their support partners to 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, nurse practitioners, physicians, and dietitians.

Scheduled Presentations and Workshops:

  • Goal Setting and Motivation – Ken Nowack, PhD
  • Diet and Nutrition – Ann Mullinix, OTR/L
  • Exercise – Jane L. Wetzel, PT, PhD
  • Support Group Sessions – Ken Nowack, PhD and Jane L. Wetzel, PT, PhD

The support group sessions allow family members and/or friends to be acknowledged, understood, accepted, and respected by a community of peers and health professionals.

The JUMPSTART Program is sponsored by MS Global, Biogen, Novartis, Celgene, Genentech, Sanofi Genzyme, EMD Serono, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, and Acorda Therapeutics.

Can Do MS transforms lives by delivering health and wellness education programs to help families living with MS thrive. For more information, visit the organization’s website at CanDo-MS.org or call 800-367-3101.