One May day in 1985, 10 Olympians rallied in Alveska, Alaska, skiing 1 million vertical feet in 24 hours. Their cause: Jimmie Heuga, who was diagnosed with MS just six years after winning the bronze medal in slalom at the Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria in 1964.
Together, these athletes raised the seed money Jimmie needed to start his own nonprofit: Can Do Multiple Sclerosis. Through Can Do MS, Jimmie pioneered a new standard of MS care that transformed the lives of families living with MS.
35 years and thousands of friends later, SKI for MS has become an epic day-long mountain event where skiers and boarders of all ages and abilities shred the slopes, sending families living with MS to the life-changing programs only Can Do MS provides.