Swim for MS News - October 2018
Meet Lee Estep, October’s featured swimmer! Lee has always loved swimming. She was on the swim team in college and even taught and worked as a Waterfront Director in college. Lee was diagnosed with MS in April 2016 and is committed to swimming as a means of managing the symptoms of MS. She tries to swim 64-80 laps, approximately 1 mile, 3 times a week to maintain her strength and build stamina. She even swam when she was at the Jersey Shore on vacation by swimming parallel to the beach!
Trick or Treat
Sign up for Swim for MS this month and receive a special treat in your welcome kit. We can’t tell you what it is, but there are no tricks in our bag this month!
And don’t forget – when you register for Swim for MS, you can now link your fundraising page directly with Facebook to create a Facebook Fundraiser. Register today!
Congratulations to Scott Cremeans for being our top Swim for MS Fundraiser for the month of September!
YOU could be the top Swim for MS fundraiser during the month of October! Register to swim this month and we’ll reveal the top fundraiser of the month in our next Swim Monthly Medley email.
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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.