Avon, CO. (September 28, 2022) – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a national nonprofit delivering health and wellness education to help families living with MS thrive, has once again received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the world's largest and most utilized independent nonprofit evaluator. This is the fifth consecutive year that Can Do MS has earned the recognition, and the thirteenth year earning the recognition since Charity Navigator began its ratings in 2003.

Charity Navigator’s 4-star recognition is the highest possible rating that an organization can achieve. It indicates that Can Do MS executes its mission in a financially efficient way, operates transparently and with integrity, and is an organization to which donors can give with confidence. Only 17% of the charities ever evaluated have received at least 5 consecutive 4-star ratings. Among national MS nonprofits evaluated this year, Can Do MS is the top-rated organization.

“Can Do MS’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds Can Do MS to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Can Do MS.”

“The team at Can Do MS works tirelessly to provide essential programs, resources and support to the MS community and help those living this chronic illness reach their goals for a healthy, active, and empowered life,” said Kathy Costello, Chief Operating Officer of Can Do MS. “We are proud to earn this top distinction from Charity Navigator, reflecting our commitment to using every dollar donated wisely and in service to our mission.”

Can Do MS is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1984, and donations are tax-deductible. Charitable Organization Number: 74-2337853. Learn more at CanDo-MS.org.


About Can Do Multiple Sclerosis

Can Do MS is a nonprofit organization that delivers health and wellness education programs on exercise, symptom management, nutrition, communication, and motivation to help families living with MS thrive. Since 1984, Can Do MS has been at the forefront of promoting the culture and belief that everyone living with MS has the power to live full lives. Founded by Olympic Medalist Jimmie Heuga, who was diagnosed with MS in 1970 and became a pioneer in the MS care management field, Can Do MS continues to operate out of the mountain town of Avon, Colorado, and carries Jimmie’s legacy to families with MS in the United States and around the world.

About Charity Navigator 

Charity Navigator is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America's charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.



Melissa Andrews, Director of Marketing, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis

MAndrews@CanDo-MS.org / 631-275-8225