SKI FOR MS RAISES OVER $262K FOR FAMILIES LIVING WITH MS
April 13th, 2022
Avon, Colo. (April 12, 2022) – SKI for MS, a fundraising ski event benefiting families living with multiple sclerosis (MS), has raised over $262k. The national event series took place in Vail Mountain and Palisades Tahoe, along with a virtual do-it-yourself (DIY) option.
Skiers, snowboarders, and professional “après-ers” of all ages and abilities gathered to fundraise and bring MS awareness to the slopes.
Abby M., a first-time attendee, says, “I created a team to support my mom, who was diagnosed with MS in 2008. My family has done several Walk MS events, but as soon as we came across SKI for MS, we were so excited to join! We got to combine our love for skiing while supporting an amazing organization. We can’t wait to participate next year and hopefully help raise more awareness and money for everyone overcoming MS!”
SKI for MS plans to return to the slopes in the winter of 2023 and continue to benefit Can Do MS. This national nonprofit organization that transforms lives by delivering health and wellness education programs to families living with MS.
About Can Do MS
A national nonprofit organization based in Avon, Colo., Can Do MS transforms lives by delivering health and wellness education programs on exercise, nutrition, symptom management, and motivation to help families living with MS thrive.
About SKI for MS
SKI for MS is a nationwide series in its 36th year. It began when Can Do MS founder Jimmie Heuga organized the first Snow Express for MS in Alyeska, AK. Original participants included fellow world-class skiers Jean Claude Killy, Phil and Steve Mahre, Billy Kidd, Stein Eriksen, and Bernhard Russi, who broke records when they skied one million vertical feet in 24 hours. This event raised the seed money needed to start Can Do MS, and it continues to be an essential fundraiser for the organization.