Swim for MS News - June 2014
Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us!
MSAA has been helping to improve lives in the MS community for over 44 years! This June marks our 44th Birthday. We would like to acknowledge all of our dedicated supporters; we couldn't accomplish all that we do without you.
"We only have what we give."
― Isabel Allende
MSAA is giving away Swim for MS Reusable ChicoBags to every participant who registers in June! Sign up this month to receive your official Swim for MS welcome kit, as well as our reusable Swim for MS ChicoBag. Our ChicoBags come with a reusable pouch – store your bag in the pouch and clip it to your key ring for easy access everywhere you go. We also have added some fun washable Swim for MS tattoos to registration boxes this month! Visit SwimForMS.org to sign up today.
The May 2014 Winner is...
Congratulations, Mary Sypawka, for being the top Swim for MS fundraiser during the month of May! Each month our top Swim for MS fundraiser receives an autographed photo from Missy Franklin, Olympic Gold Medalist and Swim for MS Ambassador!
School's Out Pool Party!
School is out for the summer and time to have some fun. Invite your friends to the pool and have a Swim for MS themed pool party! Provide games, snacks, music, and ask for donations at the door. Your only pool party requirements for this easy event are fun & sun! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning your event!
*Can you re-enact this picture with your friends? Submit your best recreation to email@example.com – best picture will win a prize as well as be featured on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages!
Swim for MS Partnerships
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.