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Winter Wine and Ski Expo to benefit Can Do Multiple Sclerosis

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RENO, Nev. andamp;#8212; The 12th Annual Winter Wine and Ski Expo will be held Thursday, Feb. 2, 6-9 p.m. at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nev. All event proceeds benefit Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a national nonprofit organization and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs for people with MS and their support partners. Can Do MS was founded in 1984 by Olympian Jimmie Heuga, a pioneer in the MS care management field who was diagnosed with MS in 1970.Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 the day of the event. Expect tastings from exceptional wineries, microbreweries and incredible area restaurants, ski resort tickets, passes and lodging packages at the silent auction extravaganza and live music by Split Rock. Advance tickets are available at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa gift shop (775-824-4467), at Boboandamp;#8217;s Mogul Mouse Ski andamp; Board and Whispering Vine Wine Company locations in Reno, Nev. or online at http://www.mscando.org. For more information call Jonathan Hurt at 530-330-0224.Last year, the Winter Wine and Ski Expo raised more than $24,500 for Can Do MSandamp;#8217;s lifestyle empowerment programs. Fundraising events like the Winter Wine and Ski Expo allow Can Do MS to continue to bring lifestyle empowerment programs to Northern California and Nevada for people living with MS. In 2011, Can Do MS provided programs to more than 10,000 people nationwide living with MS at little or no cost to the participant. More than 880 people throughout California and Nevada have attended a Can Do MS program since 2004, including 120 participants served at Jumpstart programs in Reno, Nev. in 2005, 2006 and 2010.For more information about Can Do MSandamp;#8217;s lifestyle empowerment programs, please visit http://www.mscando.org.For more information, visit http://www.mscando.orgor call 970-926-1290. andamp;#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com