Swim for MS News - June 2017
Meet our featured swimmer, 10-year-old Dylan Frey. Dylan’s fourth grade class was challenged to put in 30 minutes of physical activity every day and keep a daily log. While deciding what his activity would be, he noticed a sign about MS and asked his mom what it was. After doing some research and learning more about MS, Dylan decided to raise money for MSAA, while completing his physical activity log. Dylan swam one lap for every $1.00 that was donated, for a grand total of 600 laps! “I like swimming and I don’t want anybody to suffer if I can do something about it.” Dylan’s tip for those thinking about signing up for Swim for MS is to set a goal, keep it, and most importantly – have fun!
Splash into Summer
School is almost out for the summer and it’s time to have some fun! Invite your friends to the pool and have a Swim for MS-themed pool party. Play games, provide snacks, music, and ask for donations at the door.
Can you and your friends re-enact this picture? Submit your best recreation to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post on social media using the hashtag #SplashIntoSummerMSAA now through July 6 – best picture will win a prize, and be featured on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages!
Congratulations to Olivia Pizano for being our Top Swim for MS Fundraiser in the month of May!
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!
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.