Swim for MS News - April 2017
This month’s featured swimmer is Tami Leavens. Tami was inspired to start her own Swim for MS challenge not only because she loves the pool, but also for the many others she knows who can no longer swim.
Tami plans on swimming 1,000 laps for her challenge. “I swim because I know too many others who no longer can. I swim for them every lap I take, I imagine different people in my mind who no longer can.” Tami challenges everyone to set an attainable goal and create their own Swim for MS challenge.
Congratulations to Paul Ojakian for being our Top Swim for MS Fundraiser in the month of March!
Ways to Support Swim
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™; My MSAA Community, a safe online peer-to-peer network where members share their experiences with MS; 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.