Swim for MS News - June 2018

Splash Into Summer

School is almost out and summer is only two weeks away – it’s time to have some fun! Splash into summer by inviting your friends to the pool and having a Swim for MS-themed pool party. Play games, provide snacks, pump up the music, and ask for donations at the door.

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Show us how you splash into summer! Send us your pictures at swim@mymsaa.org or post on social media using the hashtag #SplashIntoSummerMSAA and you could be featured in our next Monthly Medley!

Featured Swimmer

Meet Heather Brown, June’s featured swimmer! Heather was already familiar with how MS affects daily life – her mother, sister, and several close friends are all living with MS – when she was diagnosed herself in 2015. Heather chose to participate in Swim for MS to help others like herself. "If I can help just one person by making their lives a little easier by participating in Swim for MS and collecting donations to help provide equipment to those that need it, then that is what I will do!"

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MSAA's Anniversary

MSAA has been improving lives in the MS community for more than 40 years! This June marks our 48th anniversary. We would like to say thank you to all of our dedicated supporters – we couldn’t accomplish all that we do without you. To show our appreciation, anyone who signs up for Swim for MS in the month of June will receive a waterproof phone holder.

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Top Fundraiser

Congratulations to Julia Cairns for being our top individual Swim for MS Fundraiser for the month of May!

YOU could be the top Swim for MS fundraiser during the month of June! The top fundraiser each month will receive a Swim for MS portable 2-in-1 cooler/chair (while supplies last). We’ll reveal the top fundraiser of the month in the next Monthly Medley email. Register to swim this month!

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Ways to Support Swim

Looking for more Swim for MS gear? Check out our CaféPress site, as well as our Swim for MS Partners, HardcoreSport and Endless Pools!

Swim for MS Partners

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.

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About MSAA

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.