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, 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.

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 or call 800-367-3101.