Swim for MS News - September 2014
September is the start of a new school year and a new swim team season! Gather your team for a fundraising event everyone can do together. Team bonding for a good cause! Show your school spirit by having a friendly competition between team colors, pick a side and swim your heart out. Winning team gets bragging rights for the swim season!
Meet the PBC Pirates (pictured above). They participated in Swim for MS in August and raised over $1,000 in a few weeks. Visit their page, here.
SwimForMS.org is now mobile friendly!
Check out the new Swim for MS on your iPhone, Android, or other mobile devices for a sleeker look to how you can sign up and keep track of your Swim.
Any Pool, Any Time...Any Device!
Swimmers - one month left to complete our Swim for MS chair-ity challenge! Any Swim for MS participant who raises $1,000 or more during the months of August and September will receive a Swim for MS portable chair. Take inspiration from our top fundraiser in August, Kelsey Crane, who raised over $1,200 in the month of August alone!
The August 2014 Winner is...
Congratulations, Kelsey Crane, for being the top Swim for MS fundraiser during the month of June! Each month our top Swim for MS fundraiser receives an autographed photo from Missy Franklin, Olympic Gold Medalist and Swim for MS Ambassador!
Check out her page - she is wearing her Swim for MS swimsuit!
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.