2015 Signature Event Highlights

Vertical Express

Can Do MS’s signature on-snow fundraising events were hosted at five mountains in 2015 including Crystal Mountain, WA; Norway Mountain, MI;  Vail Mountain, CO; Schweitzer Mountain, ID; and Squaw Valley, CA. Thanks to the support we received from our host mountains and local communities, along with the tremendous backing from participants, volunteers, and donors; we raised $194,545 for our lifestyle empowerment programs!

Autumn Benefit

In October, guests celebrated at The Metropolitan Club with 2015 Honoree, Courtney Galiano. This annual New York City fundraiser brought in $146,950 which supports our lifestyle empowerment programs that help people with MS and their support partners live fuller lives.  A portion of the proceeds from this event helped fund our 2016 JUMPSTART® Program for Young Professionals in NYC.

MS Global

MS Global is an annual, invitation only, charitable bicycle tour that was started by professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton thirteen years ago. Its mission is to fight MS by supporting programs and research, making a difference for people who live with this disease. The 2015 event took place in Jackson Hole, WY, and raised $231,476 for Can Do MS.

Can Do Day

Can Do Day is an annual, online campaign that raises awareness for MS and honors Can Do MS’s founder and Olympic medalist skier Jimmie Heuga on his birthday, September 22nd. In 2015 our photo pledge contest was the most successful yet, with 170 photo pledges, 7,000 votes, and more than 16,000 page views.

 2015 Signature Events

Event Name Date Location
Vertical Express for MS – Vail Mountain 2/21/2015 Vail, CO
Vertical Express for MS – Crystal Mountain 2/28/2015 Crystal Mountain, WA
Vertical Express for MS – Squaw Valley 3/01/2015 Squaw Valley, CA
Vertical Express for MS – Schweitzer Mountain 3/7/2015 Schweitzer Mountain, ID
Vertical Express for MS – Norway Mountain 2/7.2015 Norway Mountain, MI
Can Do Day 9/22/2015 Nationwide
Annual Autumn Benefit 10/22/2015 New York, NY

2015 Third-Party Events

Event Name Date Location
Microbrew Festival 5/23/2015  Beaver Creek, CO
Cut & Slice Golf Event 5/25/2015  Beaver Creek, CO
Shop, Sip & Support 7/5/2015 Vail, CO
Macy’s Shop for A Cause 8/29/2015  Nationwide
Annual Alpen Wine Fest 9/6/2015 Squaw Valley, CA
Ski Crud Club Golf Tournament 9/26/2015 Hayden Lake, ID
MS Global 9/20 – 9/27/2015 Jackson Hole, WY
Annual Winter Wine and Ski Expo 11/19/2015 Reno, NV

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