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We have had some very successfull events thanks to all those who helped and participated. This is just a sample of the kinds of things you can look forward to with MSA.

For a list of upcoming events please see the calendar.

  • MS complicates all kinds of activities that we all once took for granted. Sleep is one of them. But you don’t have to give up on the sleep of your dreams; It can be yours again. Christina, from The Key, -- a Colorado Springs-based home health care agency -- gave us a rundown on the phases of sleep, the functions of sleep, and a plan for ensuring we get the quality sleep we need.

  • Let's face it - Women are different; our needs are different, and the signs and symptoms of various health issues can be dramatically different from those of men. The more in tune we can be with our bodies, the better our outcomes will be, both short- and long-term. The Gentlemen were warmly invited to attend this Zoom event!

  • There's a reason PACE People are happier. Here's your chance to discover how the wrap-around services Rocky Mountain PACE offers simply make life easier. Click through to the calendar event and enjoy the session video!

  • Why do athletes start their workouts with stretches? To prepare the muscles for the training they are about to receive. We are no different. In this special session, Patty shows us how to turbo-charge our strength-training sessions with stretches custom-developed for MS.

  • Most of us have no idea where one government program begins and the other ends, how they overlap, or how to make the most of the benefits we have available to us. But we don't have to live in confusion. Join us as the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging clears the fog and answers our questions. You will come away knowing exactly what is right for you right now.

  • We assembled at the top of the morn for a wee bit of Janice Baker, the MSA's favorite dietitian. Click through to the event to see more.

  • Special Co-Ed Group Day
    Special Co-Ed Group Day

    President's Day compelled us to push our Men's Group into our Women's Group, so we brought in some musical drums and had a party!

  • What better way to spend Valentine's Day than with a little self love? Join Janice Baker, Registered Dietician and Kitchen Cupid, as she takes us on a tasty journey of adoration for our hearts. She'll show us simple, budget-friendly meals and treats that are sure to tickle the ticker as well as the tastebuds! Click through to the calendar event to enjoy this session and learn more about Janice.

  • When you're battling the effects of MS, you need your sleep more than ever. But this is exactly when sleep will most often elude you. In this special session, Patty tackles our sleep problems with every tool in the toolbox. Click through to the calendar event where you'll find links to Patty's handout and a video of this session.

  • Thank you to the Women's Auxiliary of The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #143 for inviting us back for another spectacular Christmas Luncheon. This is truly one of the most popular and eagerly-awaited dates on the MSA calendar. View the calendar event, and click through the link to the article about this years luncheon!

  • PART TWO of Janice's widely-applauded "Follow-up For The Holidays" program! Today Janice introduced us to Functional Foods, with an array of food examples that each served a specific function: vitamins, minerals, proteins, healthy fats, fiber, hydration and JOY. As Janice informed us, a diet devoid of joy is not nutritious. Yes, a donut is a functional food! Click through to the calendar event then scroll down to find the "View Session Video" link, then enjoy a wonderful romp through Janice's pantry! Watch through the end for a separate, informative conversation on gout.

  • Our clients were again be treated to a hot, high-quality meal delivered to their home courtesy of the Salvation Army. If this wasn't reason enough to give thanks, we can't think of what would. The Salvation Army has been there for us for three straight years, at no cost to our association. Let's all remember that the next time we see a red kettle!

  • Briumvi Lunch & Learn
    Briumvi Lunch & Learn

    What a wonderful opportunity to learn about this infusion, newly-approved in the US, that Europe has been raving about it! We had a fantastic lunch at the Hacienda Colorado and enjoyed an informative presentation by Dr. Beverly Gilder. There wasn't a person present who didn't feel this was an excellent investment of their time!

  • It's that time of year when love is expressed with delicious offerings fresh from the oven. You CAN SAY YES without putting your health in peril! In this video, Janice shares a variety of inexpensive "food hacks" to make quick, easy meals that are nutritious, flavorful, and filling. These hacks can keep you in balance and in good health between the high-temptation foods you will want to enjoy throughout the holidays. As Janice reminds us, there is no one perfect way to eat, and culture and tradition are important components of a healthy life. So go enjoy yourself! This is hands-down the best nutritional advice video you will find all season!

  • MAVENCLAD in Pueblo
    MAVENCLAD in Pueblo

    We enjoyed a fabulous meal with our MSA friends when MAVENCLAD came to Pueblo. MAVENCLAD is an oral treatment option for relapsing MS with a unique dosing schedule.

  • No Pain, All Gain! Patty met with the Pueblo membership to present a yoga class specific to the needs and limitations of those with MS. We enjoyed all the benefits and relaxation yoga has to offer without hesitating before every pose.

  • No Pain, All Gain! Patty led us through a yoga class specific to the needs and limitations of those with MS. We enjoyed all the benefits and relaxation yoga has to offer without hesitating before every pose.

  • Over the course of two Wednesday sessions, Patty showed us how to defend ourselves against a pair of "Bad Actors," using a variety of strategies, including sensory stimulation.

  • In this roundly-applauded hybrid session, Patty introduced us to the Cionic Neural Sleeve™. She demonstrated the product and gave us her personal feedback as a user, telling us how it transformed her everyday life! Check out this calendar event, which includes a link to the session video and the Cionic website!

  • We enjoyed a glorious day of art, music and comradery as we helped the MSA raise money for its programs and services. Featuring the photographic works generously donated by the Peak Digital Imaging Society, visitors enjoyed a feast for the senses. The event was hosted by Academy Art & Frame, and offered sandwiches and refreshments, live music and more. Click through to see photos from this wonderful outdoor event!

  • Janice Baker treated us to a hearty helping of fun as we explored how to dish up healthy foods we actually WANT to eat.

  • Brush Crazy FUNdraiser
    Brush Crazy FUNdraiser

    What a wonderful afternoon we spent at Brush Crazy last Sunday! With projects ranging from ceramics to canvas, there was a work of art calling out to each and every participant! We all brought home something wonderful, along with great memories, while raising money for the MSA! Look for photos of this event to be uploaded into our gallery soon!

  • Neuroplasticity; Rewiring the Brain
    Neuroplasticity; Rewiring the Brain

    When a road is closed, do you sit there at the traffic cones and wait for the road to reopen? Or do you detour around the closure and get back on track for your destination? Well, your brain can do the same thing; it can be trained to detour around whatever cognitive issue is causing you trouble. The process is called “neuroplasticity,” and Sara Tucker demonstrated how we can tap into it ourselves. This was one of the most fascinating and useful sessions of the year, and we are determined to have Sara Tucker return again soon!

  • On June 21st, Patty presented the 2nd half of her Bands For All exercise series with a focus on the lower extremities. To help demonstrate these moves, she had a volunteer "from the audience" jump up on the table to be Patty's "movement model." We are all so grateful to Nikki's friend, Sue, who was visiting from Arizona. She made a wonderful model, leaving Patty free to teach the class with greater focus and insight!

  • The fastest and most delightful fundraiser of the year came and went in a fantastic blur on Saturday, June 10th. We gathered at the Ed Robson Arena where we cheered and laughed until we lost our voices. We enjoyed a bagel buffet hosted by Bella's Bagels, and frozen treats compliments of LuLu's Frozen Yogurt. Sponsored in part by Humana, it was a day of fellowship with a silent auction and an amazing demonstration of elderly athletic prowess. We can hardly wait until next year!

  • Conversations on MS
    Conversations on MS

    Hosted by Dr. Enrique Alvarez, this truly unique, audience-directed discussion on MS brought down the house. Both attendance and participation exceeded our expectations! Due to this event being proprietary to its sponsors, no video is available. Know, however, that we will have similar events in the future.

  • Back by popular demand, Tom Stewart hosted a special lunch-hour Zoom session on May 24th. From 11-to Noon, Tom discussed the loopholes and pitfalls in the complex world of disability law. He then took questions from participants resulting in a follow-up discussion that was downright riveting!

  • Zeposia Lunch & Learn
    Zeposia Lunch & Learn

    On May 23rd, we got together for great food and fellowship, and a fascinating conversation about Zeposia — a one-pill, once-a-day treatment option for relapsing forms of MS. Hosted by Christen Kutz of Colorado Springs Neurology Associates, and featuring Biaggi's world-class Italian dining, this event was one for the memory books.

  • What's better than Bingo with the MSA? Absolutely Nothing! Everyone joined in with us to laugh, compete, and yell "Bingo!"

  • Attendees raved over host Lynn Perry's knowledge and demeanor on a set of topics that can be difficult to discuss -- much less understand. Down to earth and immensely approachable, Lynn offered a short introductory lecture, then took question after question until the hour came to a close. MSA members are already clamoring for Lynn to return, so we expect to see a Lynn Perry Part II on the calendar soon. In the meantime, click through to the calendar event where you'll find the video from today's session. It is so dense with practical advice that you may want to watch it more than once!

  • No matter how much we train and strengthen our muscles, all of us will eventually experience a fall, and some of those falls may be consequential. In this special session, Patty led us through the steps for recovering from falls and went hands-on with participants joining her in-person at the MSA Offices. The program was simultaneously streamed live over Zoom. Recommended for people with MS as well as their caregivers, Recovering From a Fall may be the most important program you attend this year! Click through to the calendar event to download Patty's handouts and watch the session video.

  • This absolutely must-see lecture by Dr. Kassie Johnston of Pine Creek Vision went up on the schedule so quickly that many folks did not get the chance to hear about it ahead of time. To all of you, we highly encourage clicking through to view the session video! Great graphics combined with simple, colorful explanations took us on a tour of the eye that we will never forget! At the end of her lecture, Dr. Johnston answered questions from participants that could easily have become lectures in their own right! Enjoy the session video and see why "Dr. Kassie" is quickly becoming one of the MSA's favorite speakers!

  • In 2022, the first Tuesday of each month was MS Alliance Day at Rizuto's Ice Cream! A portion of the proceeds from the entire day was donated to the MS Alliance! It was a great excuse to get together for the absolute best ice cream at the absolute best prices anywhere along the Front Range! Rizuto's Ice Cream, 4785 Barnes Road in Colorado Springs.

  • Brush Crazy FUNdraiser
    Brush Crazy FUNdraiser

    We Did It Again!! A FUNdraiser at Bursh Crazy allows everyone to pick their own project and work at their own pace! We brought family and friends for an afternoon of holiday gift-making while raising money for the MSA!

  • OCREVUS Event in Pueblo!
    OCREVUS Event in Pueblo!

    Our Pueblo members joined us for lunch and an in-person presentation on OCREVUS, a 2-times-a-year prescription infusion for adults with relapsing or primary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis. Presented by renown neurologist, Dr. Augusto Miravalle of Advanced Neurology of Colorado, and taking place at the faulous Brue's Alehouse on the Riverwalk, this was a not-to-be-missed event!

  • We all got together to enjoy some of the best things life has to offer in the golden sunshine of a Colorado September day. Sponsored by Biogen, and with vendor representation including Panini Island, Lori Lynn's Cookies & Cream, Stable Strides, Angel Tech, West Peak Mobility, Good Neighbor Medicare Help, National Sports Center for the Disabled, Loyal Leaf CBD, Rare Patient Voice, Scorched Earth Haunted Farm, Good Will, Humana, Cross Country Mortgage, UCCS, Planet X Productions, and featuring live music by Andy Clifton and Company! We raised awareness for, and helped fight the debilitating effects of, multiple sclerosis and other disabilities. It was a day to remember!

  • Vaccines, MS and the Immune System
    Guest speaker David Rankine, MD, lead this engaging conversation about how the immune system works, how MS and the immune system interact, how vaccines work with the immune system, and how vaccines generally work in the body. This was our opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other people who are be going through the same things we are. Lunch was provided by Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano.

  • Your diagnostic images contain much more information than you are being told, and Dr. John Sherman revealed what that is! August 16th, he picked up where he previously left off with his rave-review-receiving presentation. Attendees were strongly encouraged to submit their questions in advance to For those who missed one or both of these powerful segments, you can view the videos through the calendar events. Part II is here:

  • Let’s Talk Relapsing MS was a lunch-and-learn event featuring Dr. Timothy West, who shared information about relapsing MS and treatment options available from Biogen. Hosted at the locally-reknown Marigold Café & Bakery, this event booked up fast and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.

  • Ol' Geezer Hockey Fundraiser
    Ol' Geezer Hockey Fundraiser

    The MSA’s most action-packed fundraiser was back on to the delight of both players and spectators! After Covid-related cancellations of this program in recent years, spirits were higher than ever! Located at the fabulous new Ed Robson Arena on the Colorado College campus, this was truly be THE EVENT of the summer! Go Geezers!

  • MS increases your chances of a fall resulting in concussion. But did you know a concussion could trigger the onset of MS? The symptoms of each can mimic and exacerbate the other, making it harder for both patients and medical professionals to know what’s going on. Dawn Plumer, Senior Acute Care Physical Therapist at UCHealth Memorial North Hospital -- specializing in Vestibular and Neurological Rehabilitation -- Guest Hosted today's PT with Patty. Her fascinating presentation on concussions went long past the end of her slideshow as she interacted with the audience and answered questions that brought new issues into play. If you missed today’s presentation, you will DEFINITELY want to watch the video and download the handouts!

  • Janice Baker returned with a fresh bushel of inspiring advice on foods to help fight summer fatigue and heat-related MS flair-ups. She ended the session taking questions from those in attendance. As always, Janice did a fabulous job!

  • Christen Kutz returned to Biaggi’s on behalf of EMD Serono to talk about Mavenclad. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch among friends and got all our questions answered about this prescription medicine used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.

  • OCREVUS offered a lunch at Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano to give attendees a chance to learn about OCREVUS, a 2-times-a-year prescription infusion for adults with relapsing or primary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis. Great food, great information, and a great opportunity to get together!

  • Patty was joined today by her special guest, Matt Schenk, Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist and Clinic Manager of the Hanger Clinic in Highlands Ranch, CO. This was part-two of a two-part presentation by Hanger clinicians. Matt Schenk continued the discussion on Hanger’s breakthrough appliances for MS-related ambulatory issues, including new ankle-foot orthosis designs, and the WalkAide© system, a wearable battery-operated Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) device that provides a dramatic and immediate improvement in gait. To view the video from the part one of this series, go to June 1st on the event calendar.

  • Patty was joined by her special guest, Cameron Athey, Orthotist and Clinic Manager of the Hanger Clinic in Parker, CO. His presentation covered the Clinic's breakthrough appliances for MS-related ambulatory issues, including new ankle-foot orthosis designs, and the WalkAide© system, a wearable battery-operated Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) device that provides a dramatic and immediate improvement in gait. This was the first of a two-part presentation by Orthotists from Hanger Clinic.

  • Heidi Spain of UC Health was Patty's special guest. Heidi is an occupational therapist specializing in visual processing and what can be a surprising interaction between the ocular and vestibular systems. In this session, Heidi presented a huge array of adaptive tools – many of them low priced and/or covered by some insurance plans – that conserve energy and improve independence in everyday life. Video of the event is available at this link. Be sure to download her FANTASTIC handouts!

  • Your diagnostic images contain much more information than you are being told. Dr. John Sherman presented an excellent primer on that information. It was an intense, data-rich topic. Attendee questions were submitted in advance and continued to come in even as the event started. By the end of the session, Dr. Sherman realized he would need to return for a Part Two. Look for that on the schedule soon, and in the meantime, enjoy the video from today’s event. You may want to watch it more than once!

  • May Day FUNdraiser at Brush Crazy
    May Day FUNdraiser at Brush Crazy

    What a wonderful afternoon of painting, sculpting, ceramics, glassware or mosaic art! Folks started arriving at 12:30pm and left as late as 6:00pm. There were fantastic projects done in ceramics, on wood cuts and on canvass in our group. Although the turnout was lighter than expected, everyone present was thrilled to hear we are booking again in November. So start thinking about your Holiday projects now!

  • There is more to each of us than we know, and it can take personal tragedy to bring these hidden strengths out. Sue Thomas has known personal tragedy: Complete hearing loss, Multiple Sclerosis, and Lung Cancer. Each time, she discovered something remarkable within herself. Sue Thomas warmed us all with her optimism and her irrepressible love for life.

  • Tom Stewart joined us for an in-depth discussion on disability law and our individual rights in Colorado. He took the time to answer specific legal questions from all of us who asked. It was truly an empowering session, and we look forward to having Tom back again!

  • Optic Neuritis is one of the symptoms of MS most likely to drive a sufferer to seek diagnosis. Dr. Kassie Johnston of Pine Creek Vision Clinic discussed with us why it happens, early signs to look for, and ways to mitigate and manage it. This was a data-reach presentation, and we are sure to want to have Dr. Johnston back again for follow-up questions!

  • Renown neurologist, Dr. Annette Howard of Houston, Texas, treated us to an in-depth question and answer session. Attendees spent weeks submitting questions which were organized into topics. Not only did we get a fantastic, general overview of MS, we got to know the unique signatures of our own MS, what they mean, and what mitigation strategies might work best for each of us. All this with a healthy dose of southern charm!

  • Patty Glatfeler hosted a special balance and falling event across three Saturdays in March and April. With demonstrations, handouts, supplemental videos and resources, and direct, personal feedback, Patty helped us improve strength, stability and gait, giving us greater confidence in our everyday movement.

  • Wow! Lots of you joined us for an afternoon/evening of music, food, drink, and beauty as we celebrated the grand opening of Salon Kreed, an MS Alliance sponsoring business! This was a fundraising event for the MSA, complete with raffle baskets, and was a lot of fun. It was great seeing you all!

  • Let's Talk Relapsing MS
    Let's Talk Relapsing MS

    We enjoyed a fabulous lunch along with a discussion about Relapsing MS with renown MS expert, Christen Kutz. We learned about VUMERITY, a prescription medicine to treat relapsing forms of MS.

  • Bingo Returned  In February
    Bingo Returned In February

    Bingo returned! We all took a break and got together to think fast, yell loud, and compete for gift card prizes!

  • We had a great crowd for this second session of the two-part series on meditative self-care. We shed our burdens and focused on the strength we have within. Together we found peace and empowerment.

  • The Importance of a Proven Treatment
    The Importance of a Proven Treatment

    We got together for lunch and a discussion about Tysabri with Christen Kutz of Colorado Springs Neurology Associates. We got out and enjoyed some great food and comradery while getting our questions answered about this powerful treatment option. The small gathering allowed us to each get more questions answered.

  • Janice Baker returned for this popular Zoom event where she discussed the easy and delicious ways to improve our everyday lives. The large group had a lot of questions, which Janice graciously answered, allowing the conversation to follow the interests of the attendees. It was a data-dense 90 minutes that left everyone smarter and yet eager for Janice to return again soon.

  • Your Dinner Awaits!
    Your Dinner Awaits!

    The Salvation Army decked our tables this year with a fabulous Christmas meal! The MSA thanks the Salvation Army for helping us ensure everyone got the very merry meal they deserve!

  • Mistle-tones with Sandy Golias
    Mistle-tones with Sandy Golias

    We got our holiday jolly on by joining Mistle-tones with Sandy Golias and made some festive holiday music! Everyone brought their favorite instrument, be it a violin, a kazoo, an empty Coke bottle, a box of macaroni or a couple of pan lids! And of course, we all sang! It was some serious merry making!

  • The Healing Power of Music
    The Healing Power of Music

    Sandy Golias is back with more fun and healing therapy. Her previous session was so well received that this follow-up session was given a full 90 minutes of time. Participants grab a kazoo, a pair of spoons, a can of nuts, or just their imagination, and enjoyed themselves!

  • Considerations For Finding Your Fit
    Considerations For Finding Your Fit

    Aubagio (teriflunomide) sponsored dinner and conversation on finding a relapsing MS treatment that fits you and your lifestyle. Featuring guest speaker Beverly Gilder MD, this informative event included dinner at Maggiano's Little Italy in Englewood.

  • MAVENCLAD Online Event
    MAVENCLAD Online Event

    This was an online event to learn about MAVENCLAD. Featuring guest speakers Wisam Elmalik, MD.

  • 2nd Annual Senior Trunk or Treat
    2nd Annual Senior Trunk or Treat

    MSA members were cordially cordially invited to don their favorite Halloween attire and enjoy an afternoon of social interaction and Halloween treats! The MSA had its own decorated vehicle there to join in the fun!

  • Research into MS-Friendly Vaccines
    Research into MS-Friendly Vaccines

    MS Sufferers are more likely than the general public to fear getting a vaccine, while simultaneously fearing what will happen if they DON'T get that same vaccine. Researchers are now working on vaccine formulas that take an MS diagnosis into consideration. These new vaccines include Covid-19, influenza, pneumococcal disease and tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (T-dap). In this Zoom session, Christen Kutz shared the latest on this fascinating topic. No video recording of this event is available.

  • We enjoyed a Complimentary Dinner and Conversation about TYSABRI on September 30th, 5:45pm, at The Warehouse Restaurant, downtown.

  • Special Guest Speaker, Dr Gary Bong of Pikes Peak Urology, tackled this topic that no one wants to talk about! The final 30 minutes of the program was an open Q&A. Here was our chance to get answers to everything we never wanted to ask! This was an overwhelmingly well-received presentation! Click through to see the video of the Zoom event.

  • Biogen sponsored this webinar for anyone with questions about potential treatment options. Hosted by Christen Kutz, PhD, PA-C, and featuring Sheri P, who is living with MS, the conversation covered the importance of early treatment, weighing the potential benefits and safety risks of treatment and how to form a treatment plan that is right for you.

  • Virtual Wellness Classes
    Virtual Wellness Classes

    Palomar Health's July Diabetes Education Series with Janice Baker. Log on for 4 power-packed Tuesday mornings covering the basics of diabetes, including signs and symptoms, treatment options, nutrition, complications, and reducing your risk. These classes are offered free by Palomar Health in San Diego. Registration is required through Palomar Health. Call 1-866-280-2880, or register online by clicking the title above.

  • Understanding Your MS
    Understanding Your MS

    Join Christen Kutz for an open and wide-ranging discussion on multiple sclerosis and the treatment options now available to treat it. This event is sponsored by Biogen and offered free to participants. Register for the event through Biogen by calling (866) 955-9999.

  • Part 2 of this special 2-day event took place on May 27th to a well-attended Zoom audience. In this session, Janice Baker, everyone's favorite nutricionist, continues her discussion on the unique nutritional concerns of the MS community. Click through to view the video of this event.

  • Dr. Beverly Gilder on Aubagio
    Dr. Beverly Gilder on Aubagio

    "My MS Pivot," featured renown neurologist Beverly Gilder of Blue Sky Neurology. At this well-attended event, she discussed once-a-day Aubagio and took our questions on the breakthrough treatment option.

  • Family Relationships In The Time of Covid (and how to avoid mahem!) Part 2
    Family Relationships In The Time of Covid (and how to avoid mahem!) Part 2

    We were pleased to welcome back Joel Junker for this 2-part series on family relationships. Part 1 was held on May 4th at 11:00am, and Part 2 on May 20th to Friday, May 21st at 10:00am. Participation in session 1 was not required for session 2.

  • We are pleased to welcome back Joel Junker for this 2-part series on family relationships. Part 1 was held on May 4th at 11:00am, and Part 2 will be held on May 20th at 11:00am. Participation in session 1 is not required for session 2. Join us!

  • Dr. Alvarez returned for an extended Q&A session with our members. It's truly no wonder he is one of our favorite guest speakers ever. Enrique Alvarez, MD/PhD, is an adult neurologist at the University of Colorado with a subspecialization in neuroimmunology. He is the medical director for outpatient neurology. The video of the event has been uploaded and is ready to view. To see it, click here on the event title.

  • Janice Baker RD, CDE joined us to discuss simple ways to improve overall health and resiliency through foods we already love. This program was so well-received by participants that we are determined to have Janice back again!

  • Dr. Enrique Alvarez joined us on Friday, February 12th, to speak exclusively to the MSASOCO and to answer our questions and concerns. A majority of us have been concerned about the Covid-19 pandemic and its vaccines. As a result, Dr. Alvarez tailored his lecture to address these concerns in particular. It was a wonderful lecture and we hope everyone gets a chance to view the video from the event. To see the video, click on the event title.

    Enrique Alvarez, MD/PhD, is an adult neurologist at the University of Colorado with a subspecialization in neuroimmunology. He is the medical director for outpatient neurology. He sees patients with autoimmune diseases affecting the central nervous system including multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, neurosarcoid, neurolupus, CNS vasculitis, post-infectious neurological syndromes, idiopathic optic neuritis and transverse myelitis at the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center at the University of Colorado Denver and at Denver Health Hospital. He is particularly interested in improving outcomes in patients with MS including using biomarkers to choose the best treatment options and clinical trials. He is the principle investigator on a number of clinical trials and clinical research studies involving promising therapies in the treatment of MS. He is director of the RMMSC biorepository where we collect blood, CSF and other biosamples in search of biomarkers in neuroimmunological disorders. Dr. Alvarez graduated from medical and the neuroscience graduate school through the medical scientist training program at the University of Colorado where he also did his internship year. He then completed his neurology residency and Neuroimmunology fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis though a Sylvia Lawry fellowship from the National MS Society.

  • Everyone has questions about the CBD products now being used to treat Multiple Sclerosis. No one can answer them better than Brent and Brian Janaky, who founded Loyal Leaf to help their father, a long-time sufferer of MS. We were so pleased to have Brian Janaky join us on February 9th for a wonderful Q&A session on CBD oil, its uses and benefits, the considerations involved, and surprising differences between CBD companies and their products in this still emerging and volatile industry. If you missed the event, you will definitely want to view the video. To see it, click on this event's title.

  • Part 2 of a 2-part series. Today's session: "Ooops, On The Floor, Time To Get Up." Patty demonstrates sound techniques for rising from the floor safely and easily.

  • Effective Listening Strategies
    Effective Listening Strategies

    Attention all volunteers and family members: If you want to show you care about someone, you need to apply effective listening strategies. Mark your calendars and join us for this special Zoom-session with Pat. To receive a Zoom link, contact our office.

  • Part 1 of a 2-part series. Today's session: "Keep On Your Feet." Patty shares tips and tricks for maintaining your balance and preventing falls.

  • Painting with Amy Brown
    Painting with Amy Brown

    Join Amy Brown for a special fall painting event conducted over Zoom. All the supplies participants need will be delivered to their homes! Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot soon by calling our offices at 719-633-4603.

  • Relapsing MS Webinar
    Relapsing MS Webinar

    GENZYME INVITES YOU TO A FREE LIVE WEBINARS WITH Q&A AND POLLING. Hosted by MS experts, these live webinars cover a variety of topics and give you a chance to keep learning from the safety of home. You’ll hear about relapsing MS and about an oral treatment option. One smart reason to join is a chance to get your questions answered. Plus, interactive polling lets you be part of the conversation and see what others are thinking. Click to register online.

    October 6th at 10:00am, with speaker Barry Hendin MD
    October 8th at 4:00pm, with speaker Ann Cabot, MD
    October 13th at 12 noon, with speaker Mary Ann Picone, MD
    October 14th at 4:00pm, with speaker James Winkley, MD
    October 20th at 4:00pm, with speaker Donald Negroski, MD

  • Understanding Your MS
    Understanding Your MS

    Living with multiple sclerosis (MS) can leave you with a lot of questions. Understanding Your MS is a free educational webinar that covers a range of information from how MS affects your body to how to adapt your lifestyle to certain challenges. Presented by MS expert Dr. Christen Kutz, you’ll learn about the goals of disease-modifying therapies, the importance of monitoring disease activity, see how to partner with your healthcare team, and even hear from someone living with MS. This Zoom seminar took place on September 29, 2020. To receive information about it, or to request similar programs in the future, contact us at MSA for assistance by calling 719-633-4603 or emailing

  • Our conversation with Dr. Murray offered a participants an amazing opportunity to get personal questions answered directly by one of the most knowledgeable MS specialists in America. This session received rave reviews, and we will be working to bring Dr. Murray back soon!

  • Dysphagia, a condition that makes swallowing difficult, is a problem faced by many people with MS. During this session, Kimberly Zerfas shares up-to-date information about the condition, including signs to look for, and methods for managing it.

  • Join us on Friday, December 13, 2019 for our first annual Jazz Nite featuring Swingin' Sweeney and The Moldy Figs! Enjoy a night of fantastic jazz and swing music with door prizes and a silent auction. Tickets are $12 pre-sale online or $15 at the door. Check-in will begin at 6:30 pm and the band will play from 7pm-9:30pm. You don't want to miss it!!

  • We celebrated 40 years of serving those with Multiple Sclerosis in our community. We showcased our history, services, programs and resources while enjoying our new office space. Light refreshments and hor d'oeuvres were served. Check out the event photos in our Photo Gallery.