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MSAA Special Events

MSAA's signature volunteer event allows an individual or group to dive into action - any pool, any time to make a difference for the MS community!

swim_for_ms_logo.gifSwim for MS is a national ongoing fundraiser where volunteers are encouraged to dive into action and create their own swimming activity or challenge while collecting pledges and online donations toward their goal. Activities can range from individuals swimming laps or a distance over a set period of time to similar group swims organized by clubs and teams from youth through college and beyond. Whatever you decide to create for your Swim for MS fundraiser, make it fun, make it challenging, make it yours!

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Upcoming Special Events

Check back soon for annoucements on future MSAA special events across the country!

To get the latest news on special events and other MSAA programs in your area, make sure you are signed up to receive our email updates.


Past Events:

Improving Lives Benefit

April 22nd, 2015 in Washington, D.C.Improving Lives Benefit

Thank you to all of our generous supporters who attended the 2015 Improving Lives Benefit that honored MS neurologist Dr. Randall Schapiro and Emmy Award-winning "Why I Swim" producer Kristen Adams, helping make it another success.

To learn more about this event and read a recap of the night, please visit our MS Conversations blog.

For more information on future events like this, please email

24th Annual Atlantic City Polar Bear PlungePolar Bear Plunge

January 1st, 2015

Brave participants on New Year's Day 2015 stormed the cold waters of the Atlantic to support the multiple sclerosis community by being a part of the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge at the beach near Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Please visit the Polar Bear Plunge website to see sites from the last event or contact Michael Kahlenberg at or by calling (215) 757-3564 for more information. All proceeds benefitted MSAA. 


Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon 2014

November 21st - 23rd, 2014

We'd like to thank our 2014 runners and volunteers!

For more details on next year's Marathon, be sure you are signed up to receive our email updates.

6th Annual Lone Star Roundup Cattle Drive

October 9th-12th, 2014 at the Beaumont Ranch, Grandview, Texas

Lone Star Roundup Cattle Drive 2014

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America was pleased to host a real cattle drive across some of the most beautiful country in Texas, and we would like to extend a special 'thank you' to everyone who participated. For this Roundup, we even had an honorary Celebrity Trail Boss - country star Clay Walker, who rode one day of the event. Participants then enjoyed an up-close and personal concert from Clay Walker, included after the Cattle Drive on Saturday, October 11th.

After all the totals were compiled, MSAA raised $58,373 from the 2014 Cattle Drive. Thank you to all our riders from your trail boss!

For more details on the 2015 Cattle Drive, be sure you are signed up to receive our email updates.

MSAA Gary Wallace Memorial Golf Tournament

September 29th, 2014

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America was pleased to partner with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 and other local sponsors for a golf tournament benefiting thegolf logo - small multiple sclerosis (MS) community.

MSAA would like to extend a special 'thank you' to everyone who participated. We truly appreciate your support, and we thank you for helping us in our mission to improve lives today through vital services and support for the entire MS community. 

Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming Tournament on September 28th, 2015 - and make sure you are signed up to receive our email updates!

Click here to view pictures from the 2014 Tournament at Little Mill Country Club in Marlton, NJ. 

Team MSAA for Philly Rock 'n' Roll Half MarathonPhilly Rock n Roll Half Marathon 2014

September 21st, 2014

A special thank you goes out to the 2014 runners! 

For more details on this year's Marathon, be sure you are signed up to receive our email updates.


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