Swim for MS News - July 2017
Dog Days of Summer
The Dog Days of Summer are here! The days are long and the water is warm, so what better way to cool off from the heat than in the pool? Bring your pooch along for a dip in the pool with you! Swimming is not only good for you, but your furry friends as well. Swim together and don’t forget to send us your pictures of you and your pooch to email@example.com, or post on social media using the hashtag #DogDaysofSummer
Meet Team DragonFLY and their captain Courtney Evers! This is Courtney’s fourth year putting together Team DragonFLY and participating in Swim for MS. Team DragonFLY’s goal was to swim 4,825 laps – the distance in miles between Courtney in Hawaii and her mother, Elaine, who has MS, in New York. “This is such a great challenge, because you can make it whatever you want. You can get your friends involved and keep them motivated. If you care, they will too! We started with just three swimmers for my first event in 2011 and now we have 26 active swimmers on our team roster from all over the country, including some in the Navy and Coast Guard.” As a team they raised more than $5,000 and swam an average of 30 laps to complete their challenge!
Team DragonFLY Members Lacie, Andrew, Courtney, and Eric
Congratulations to Rebecca Sheidler for being our Top Swim for MS Fundraiser in the month of June! 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.