Swim for MS News - September 2018
Swim for MS Fundraising Made Easy
Supporting MSAA’s free programs and services with Swim for MS just got easier! New for this year: when you register for Swim for MS, you can now link your fundraising page directly with Facebook to create a Facebook Fundraiser. All of your friends are on Facebook, and now you can easily spread the word, collect donations, and track your progress – right on Facebook.
Don’t forget there’s also still time to register for your chance to win a cool prize! Any swimmer who raises $1,000 or more during September will be sent a Swim for MS portable chair that doubles as a cooler! It's a perfect all-in-one chair for hot summer days and cooler fall nights.
Meet September’s featured swimmer Vicki von Arx. This is Vicki’s first year participating in Swim for MS and her goal is to swim 25 miles by December 25th. Vicki is swimming in honor of her daughter-in-law, Sarah, who is living with MS. “Swim for MS is the perfect way for me to pursue my passion for swimming and do something to support the MS community at the same time.” Help Vicki reach her fundraising goal and support the MS community by donating here!
Congratulations to Lee Estep for being our top Swim for MS Fundraiser for the month of August!
YOU could be the top Swim for MS fundraiser during the month of September! 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.