Swim for MS News - May 2016
Swimming with MS
For individuals who may have difficulty with traditional land-based activities, the unique properties of water combined with its cool temperature can create an inviting, and sometimes ideal, exercise environment for people with MS. Just ask Simone Sanders – she joined Swim for MS to support MSAA’s programs and services and is benefiting from aquatic exercise. Read her inspirational story on our blog and join her by registering today at www.SwimForMS.org/support.
The Great US Crossing
Want to add another challenge to your May agenda? There is still time to join the Great US Crossing. This virtual ride is challenging individuals, or teams of five, to fundraise and collectively cycle 2,914 miles through May 31st in a "virtual tour" across the US the equivalent distance from San Francisco to New York City. The best part is that you can cycle your miles anywhere – local bikeways, spin class – anywhere you like, all by connecting your Strava or MapMyFitness app or account. Interested in participating? Register for free at greatuscrossing.com/featured-charities/msaa.
Swim & Sports Equipment
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April's Top Fundraiser
Congratulations, Brycen Lincoln Griffin, for being
the top Swim for MS fundraiser during the month of April!
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.