Contact: Alisa Santiesteban
Marketing & Communications Manager
970-926-1277 |

Avon, Colo. – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is holding a free, one-day JUMPSTART® Program on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Orlando, FL. 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. Registration is required.

“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:

  • Cognition – Gayle Lewis, Ph.D.
  • Activities of Daily Living – Patty Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP
  • Managing Your Total Health – Tracy Walker, NP, WOC
  • Support Partner Sessions – Gayle Lewis, Ph.D.
  • Jumpstarting a Team Approach to Your Most Vexing Issues – Panel Discussion

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 Brian Thompson at 800-367-3101 ext.1276. The program will take place at the RDV Sportsplex in Orlando, FL.

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

A national nonprofit organization based in Avon, Colo., Can Do MS delivers health education programs on exercise, nutrition and symptom management to inspire and motivate long-lasting change for those with MS and their families to help them thrive. For more information, visit the organization’s website at or call 800-367-3101.