Swim for MS News - March 2017
SwimForMS.org Gets an Update!
The pool has reopened and is ready for swimmers! We’ve made a few updates to SwimForMS.org including: a new, streamlined registration page, new swim stories for inspiration, and updated FAQs to better answer your questions. Dive in, and check out some of the cool new features at SwimForMS.org.
Simone Sanders has always had a love of swimming. Since she was a child, she has been swimming and enjoying the freedom the pool allowed her. When she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2015, Simone decided to take her passion for swimming and use it to raise awareness and funds for the MS community through Swim for MS.
Now featured as the Swim for MS Hero on the SwimForMS.org homepage, Simone says that she still feels “like a winner” when she swims. “In the pool I am not disabled. When I am swimming, I am enough.” Learn more about Simone’s story and her love of swimming in her recent post on our MS Conversations blog, I Am Free in the Water.
YOU could be the top Swim for MS fundraiser during the month of March! 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!
In addition, anyone who registers during the month of March will have 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!
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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.