Swim for MS News - March 2014

Swim for MS Online Aquatic Center Launch

Our new online Swim for MS Aquatic Center will launch on Tuesday, March 18th and will include resources, tips, and inspirational stories!  Be sure to check out this new addition to our site!

Sign up to Swim for MS!

Sign up to Swim for MS during the month of March and get a chance to receive two One-Day Park Hopper passes to Walt Disney World!  In support of MS Awareness Month, Walt Disney World Company has donated four one–day park hopper passes to be given away to two lucky Swim for MS registrants!

Each month, the top Swim for MS fundraising participant for the previous month will receive an autographed photo of Missy Franklin.

To cheer you on, here is a special message from four-time Olympic gold medalist and MSAA Swim for MS Ambassador Missy Franklin!


Swim for MS Journey t-shirt from Wearable HopeMS Awareness Month and Wearable Hope

March is MS Awareness Month and MSAA has partnered with Wearable Hope to create an exclusive Swim for MS t-shirt!  The “Journey” Shirt (right) sells for $20.00 on their website and $10.00 of every shirt sold is donated to MSAA

Continue your support for MSAA and MS Awareness Month by purchasing a swimming t-shirt from our good friends at Wearable Hope!

Celebrate Service during National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is approaching. How will you lend a helping hand?  Sign up to Volunteer for MSAA by handing out flyers to your local community to promote Swim for MS!  If you are interested, sign up here!

The February 2014 Winner is...

Congratulations, Emma Stannard, for being the top Swim for MS fundraiser during the month of February!

Swim for MS swimsuit and water bottleSwim for MS Partnerships

Please visit our Swim for MS News archive for more information on our CaféPress site, as well as our swimsuit partnership with HARDCORESWIM.

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™; 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.