Swim for MS News - September 2016
Swimming Rewards – Honoring a Special Swimmer
You may remember Team DragonFLY Captain, Courtney Evers, who was inspired to start her own Swim for MS event in honor of her mother, who was diagnosed with MS in 2005. Says Courtney, “I kept seeing the Swim for MS event on the site and knew it was something I could not only do for my Mom, but that she could be a part of too.” After captaining swimmers across the United States for her annual Swim (in total over the years, her Swim for MS involvement has raised more than $7,500!), Courtney has earned the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal! “The Swim for MS part of my MOVSM was by far the most meaningful, because it was something that really ‘hit home’.”
Looking to start your own Swim for MS event in honor of a loved one? Find out more information at SwimForMS.org.
Shopping for the New School Year
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August's Top Fundraiser
Congratulations, Eagle Harbor Swim Team, for being
the top Swim for MS fundraiser during the month of August!
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.