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Swim for MS News - October 2013

Ten Tips for Swim for MS Fundraising Success

If you're signed up for Swim for MS but you're still looking for help on getting started with support for your Swim, check out these 10 tips:

  1. Tips for Successful FundraisingStart Early
  2. Set a challenging but attainable goal
  3. Contact everyone you know
  4. Personalize your emails
  5. Create an email schedule & stick to it
  6. Ask, and then ask again!
  7. Customize your personal fundraising webpage
  8. Add social media to the mix
  9. Stay focused
  10. Send a personalized thank you to every donor!

Benefits of Swimming

Still not sure about swimming in general? Check out these benefits you can get from adding swimming to your life:

  • Thumbs up - Benefits of SwimmingThe ability to do more with less
  • Increased muscle tone & strength
  • Improved flexibility
  • A healthier heart
  • Controlled weight
  • Improved cholesterol
  • Lower risk of diabetes
  • Lower stress

Get Your Swim for MS Swimsuits

Swim for MS swimsuits from HARDCORESWIMMSAA has partnered with HARDCORESWIM to provide exclusive Swim for MS swimsuits available for purchase. HARDCORESWIM is an authentic and innovative designer, marketer and distributor of premium quality young men's and young women's swimsuits, training gear, clothing, accessories and related products under the HARDCORESWIM name. HARDCORESWIM is based in Southern California and all items, from start to finish, are produced in California. Two different Swim for MS style suits are available for men and women! Check out the Swim for MS page on their site and order your suit today!

The October Winner is...

Auburn Swimming and Diving - Blue Team - Swim for MSCongratulations, Auburn Swimming and Diving - BLUE TEAM 2013, for being the top Swim for MS fundraiser during the month of September!

Check out Auburn Swimming and Diving BLUE TEAM's Swim for MS page!

Also, check out Auburn Swimming and Diving ORANGE TEAM's Swim for MS page!

BOTH teams still need your support before their big Swim for MS event on November 8th!

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

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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 or call (800) 532-7667.