Swim for MS News - May 2014
Happy Birthday Missy Franklin!
We love our Swim for MS Ambassador Missy Franklin - she is quite the inspiration! Help MSAA wish Missy a Happy Birthday on May 10th, 2014.
"The goal is to keep having fun. Not let that pressure get to me and still be Missy."
- Missy Franklin, US gold medalist in swimming
Swim for MS Swim Cap Giveaway
MSAA is giving away Swim for MS swim caps to every participant who registers in May! Sign up this month to receive your official Swim for MS welcome kit, as well as our new Swim for MS swim cap! In addition to the swim cap in May, we have added one more surprise Swim for MS item to registration boxes this month. You will just have to register to find out what it is!
The April 2014 Winner is...
Congratulations, Susie Jamharian, for being the top Swim for MS fundraiser during the month of April! Each month our top Swim for MS fundraiser receives an autographed photo from Missy Franklin, Olympic Gold Medalist and Swim for MS Ambassador!
Host a Swim Team Competition
The warmer weather is for fun in the sun! Do you belong to a swim club or lifeguard association? Create a fun day of fundraising and competition with your team. Compete in races, obstacles, and have the chance to be the Champion title holder of your club! Create flyers, get people involved, and help raise money for Swim for MS!
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.