Swim for MS News - October 2014
October, November, and December are filled with back-to-back holiday parties, but don't forget to keep fundraising for Swim for MS! The more you Swim for MS, the more we can improve the lives of those living with MS. Can you and your team raise $3,000 for the MS community before January 1st? The first two participants to exceed $3,000 in donations before October 1st and January 1st will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card. Feeling extra generous this season? Use that gift card to buy jackets for the homeless or blankets for the animal shelter in your area. Sign up for Swim for MS today at SwimForMS.org!
With the help of friends, family, and team mates, you can turn your Swim into something spook-tacular! (See what we did there?) The possibilities are endless. Let's take Lexi and her Swim for MS Team as inspiration - pictured below. They participated in Swim for MS in September and raised over $2,800 in a few short weeks. You can do this too! Get your team together and show us how spook-tacular you can be!
SwimForMS.org is now mobile friendly!
Any Pool, Any Time...Any Device!
Congratulations, Mary Carls, for being the top Swim for MS fundraiser during the month of September! Want to win an autographed picture of Missy Franklin? Sign up for Swim for MS at SwimForMS.org to be our top fundraiser in October.
Congratulations to the lucky recipients of our Swim for MS cooler/chair combo. These swimmers have raised over $1,000 in August and September:
Sum Al & Friends
Team Iowa City
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.