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SKI for MS expands to Pico Mountain on national tour

Sunday, March 11, 10 a.m.—MENDON—Ski for MS, a day-long community fundraising ski event benefiting families with multiple sclerosis (MS), will hit the slopes of Pico Mountain on March 11. One of six stops in a nationwide event series, the Ski for MS Pico event benefits Can Do MS. “Can Do MS enables people with MS get their mojo back, greatly improve the quality of their lives, and thrive,” said J.R. Hardenburgh, Ski for MS fundraiser and Can Do MS program student. “All the money we raise goes directly to scholarship programs so that more students can participate in the same life-changing programs that I experienced.”

Ski for MS is a family-friendly event that includes amateur ski races, the Jimmie Heuga memorial ski down honoring Can Do MS founder, and an après party. Donna Weinbrecht, Olympic gold medalist in mogul skiing, will be joining Ski for MS Pico to ski, race, provide tips, and celebrate at the après party.

Individuals can register for only $25 at Weinbrecht, Olympic gold medalist in mogul skiing, joining Ski for MS Pico to ski, race, provide tips, and celebrate at the après party.

Individuals can register for $25 at or call 1-888-Do-It-4-MS. Early registration perks include a free Ski for MS t-shirt and discounted lift tickets. Participants are encouraged to create a team with their friends and family and fundraise to win a variety of exciting prizes.


  • 8:30-10 a.m. Registration in meeting room under Pico Mountain deck
  • 10 a.m. Ski for MS first chair
  • 1-2:30 p.m. Amateur ski race on Lower Pike
  • 2:34-4 p.m. Jimmie Heuga Memorial Ski Down from top of Golden Express Quad
  • 3-5 p.m. Après party and raffle on Pico Mountain deck


Over the course of its 33-year history, the Ski for MS series has raised more than $11 million to support student scholarships and offer free educational programs for those with MS and their families to help them thrive. The more funds that are raised at this event, the more people Can Do MS will be able to serve. In 2018, Can Do MS aims to double its number of programs for people living with MS. This event series will make that a reality.

Can Do MS honors the legacy and beliefs of founder and Olympic ski racing medalist Jimmie Heuga, a pioneer in the MS care management field, who was diagnosed with MS at the height of his skiing career and later went on to revolutionize the way MS is managed today.

For more information, visit or call 800-367-3101.

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