Swim for MS News - April 2013
MSAA is excited to share several updates on Swim for MS.
National Volunteer Week and Global Youth Service Day
Are you looking for a way to get involved with a great cause or receive volunteer hours? National Volunteer Week is April 21-27 and Global Youth Service Day is April 26-28! The theme this year is Celebrating People in Action.
How You Can Get Involved
During National Volunteer Week or Global Youth Service Day, take the pledge to Swim for MS and spread awareness in your community! Here are some ideas:
- Pledge to swim 100 laps or jump 250 cannonballs and raise $250.
- Pledge to distribute 50 Swim for MS brochures in your community*.
- Pledge to ask 10 local stores to post a Swim for MS flyer on their window or on a wall*.
- Contact your local community pool and set up a one-day Swim for MS event, such as pool volleyball, a team relay race, or a pool party.
*If you will be distributing flyers or posters, please submit this form. MSAA will contact you within 24 hours.
Pura Vida Bracelets
Swim for MS has a CaféPress site! Here, you can spread awareness by purchasing a Swim for MS hat, backpack, sticker, car magnet, and more! To view our Swim for MS shop, please go to CafePress.com/SwimForMS!
MSAA's Partnership with Fitter and Faster
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is pleased to announce its new partnership with Fitter and Faster Swim Tour to help promote Swim for MS. Fitter and Faster Swim Tour (FFT) organizes and plans professionally managed swim clinics across the United States to teach and inspire swimmers of all ages and skill levels.
Serving as a distribution sponsor for Swim for MS, FFT will promote it partnership with MSAA to all those who attend their 2013 national clinic tour through flyers and onsite announcements, include the Swim for MS name on each participant's identification wristband and post ongoing updates on Swim for MS activities to Facebook and Twitter.
And the April Winners are...
Missy Franklin Autographed Photo:
Congratulations to Jacob for raising $1,485 through Swim for MS in the month of March!
Disney One-Day Park Hopper Passes:
Congratulations Matt and Hannah for winning two Disney one-day park hopper passes!
About Swim for MS
Swim for MS is MSAA's signature fundraiser in which volunteers create their own unique swim challenge while recruiting online donations from supporters. Swim challenges can range from swimming laps for pledges to jumping cannonballs for cash. Swim for MS appeals to swim enthusiasts of all ages, social and community groups, students seeking volunteer service hours, and families enjoying their backyard pool. For more information and to register, please visit SwimforMS.org.
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is a national nonprofit organization and leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. MSAA provides free programs and services, such as: a toll-free Helpline; award-winning publications including a magazine, The Motivator; website featuring educational videos and research updates; S.E.A.R.C.H.™ program to assist the MS community with learning about different treatment choices; a mobile phone app, My MS Manager™; a resource database, My MS Resource Locator; equipment distribution ranging from grab bars to wheelchairs; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; educational events and activities; MRI funding and insurance advocacy; and more. For additional information, please visit http://www.mymsaa.org or call (800) 532-7667.