Swim for MS News - August 2017
Summer's Not Over Yet!
Forget the back-to-school commercials on TV! There’s still time to invite your friends to the pool and have a Swim for MS-themed pool party. Play games, provide snacks, play music, and ask for donations at the door. Here are some themes for your Swim for MS pool party:
- Luau Party
- Pool Olympics Party
- Red, White, and Blue Party
- Beach Party
- Sunday Funday Party
Meet this month’s featured swimmer Adrianne Cornish, a school teacher from Kentucky who is using her summer vacation to support the MS community. She was a swimmer throughout her childhood and adolescence, and started coaching and teaching swim classes at age 16. Adrianne’s mother was also a swim teacher and lifeguard, and greatly encouraged her love of the water. Unfortunately, Adrianne’s mother passed away due to complications from multiple sclerosis. Adrianne saw Swim for MS as an opportunity to honor her mother’s legacy while doing what she loves – swimming!
Adrianne is swimming 100 meters for every dollar donated to her Swim for MS campaign. Joining Adrianne is her 14-year-old daughter Katy, who is named after Adrianne’s mother. Katy will be swimming 50 meters for every dollar donated. “Finding Swim for MS felt like a perfect fit – I have this connection to MS, and this program offered a way for me and my daughter to swim together while supporting a cause we’re passionate about.”
Congratulations to Jordan Bright for being our Top Swim for MS Fundraiser in the month of July! Sign up for Swim for MS for your chance to be the top fundraiser next month and win a Swim for MS portable 2-in-1 cooler/chair!
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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.