The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis is now Can Do Multiple Sclerosis. The name change was designed to reflect the center’s mission and passion to help more people with MS and their support partners use the power of health, wellness, and positive motivation to discover they are more than their MS.
Can Do Multiple Sclerosis will work to make the organization more accessible, relevant and understandable in the fast-evolving world of health and wellness and MS care management. Additionally, the goals are to reach more people living with MS and to grow support for programs.
Since its inception in 1984, the center has established itself as a leading provider of innovative, lifestyle empowerment programs for people with MS and their support partners. Founder Jimmie Heuga’s positive “can do” philosophy has helped thousands of people living with MS discover what is possible with MS.
Heuga will continue to contribute to the mission in his new role as the first campaign fundraising and public education director for the Jimmie Heuga Center Endowment.
And the organization will continue offering their highly-regarded programs, keeping the focus on the whole person with MS and his or her family. Programs teach education, nutrition, mental well-being, and exercise, as well as specific, individualized life management skills and ways to integrate wellness activities into everyday life.
The programs help people set personal life goals as a focal point for reclaiming their lives, and then give them the strategies, confidence and support to strive for those goals. They are designed as a complement to regular medical treatment. For more information, visit www.heuga.org.