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MS is a "we" disease, not a "me" disease.


It affects not just the person with MS, but also their family, friends, and others who support and care for them. 

The role of a support partner in the life of someone with MS is pivotal. Together, we can embrace and uplift these caring individuals! This resource center is here to help support partners with their unique needs and challenges.



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4-Part Coaching Program: Finding Support As A Support Partner

If you are a support partner, we invite you to join this Coaching Series to find a safe space to address your needs, share your experiences, and find the support you need. 

Together, with the guidance and encouragement of a devoted Can Do Coach®, you can learn strategies to strengthen your own wellness, communication, and relationships. And, by having time exclusively to yourself—without your loved one with MS—we hope you can feel heard, understood, and better equipped with coping strategies to take on each day.

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Program Schedule:

Time: 7:00-8:15pm ET

  • Thursday, July 28
  • Thursday, August 4
  • Thursday, August 11
  • Thursday, August 18
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Focusing on Your Wellness as a Support Partner

Have you ever been on a flight and heard the phrase, "Put on your own oxygen mask before helping others"?

The short videos below offer advice for you to "put on your own oxygen mask"—that is, focus on your own health and wellbeing. 

2021 Embracing Carers™ Podcast Series

Caring and Curating – A Support Partner’s Journey

No one has it all figured out—and that’s OK! In this podcast, hear one support partner’s journey as she has navigated life in “the sandwich generation,” caring for her husband with MS, daughter, and parents. It’s not without its challenges, but curating her family’s life with MS has allowed Cindy to focus on what’s always been there: loyalty, love, and friendship.

Talking Self-Care With Jon Strum

Being a care partner has been a central role in Jon Strum’s life. His experiences led him to become an MS advocate and start the RealTalk MS podcast. In this episode, we’ll hear from Jon about the drastic effects of MS, not just in his wife’s life, but his own. Reflecting on the importance of self-care, he shares his advice and encouragement for other support partners.

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Embracing Carers™ is an initiative led by EMD Serono, in collaboration with leading caregiver organizations around the world, to increase awareness and action about the often-overlooked needs of caregivers. Embracing Carers logo is not affiliated with Can Do MS.