Swim for MS News - November 2013
Swim for MS Ideas
If you're unsure about participating in Swim for MS, here are some ideas to get you started:
- Pledge to swim 100 laps in 30 days
- Indoor pool volleyball
- 24 hour Swim for MS
- Cannonballs for Cash
- Contact your nearest fitness center with Aqua Zumba® to create a Swim for MS event with the instructor
- Contact your local indoor water park to host a Swim for MS at their location
Hold a Swim for MS Event
Signed up for Swim for MS, but having trouble planning your Swim event? Check out these 5 tips on Swim for MS event planning:
- Choose a location – Your backyard pool or local community pool.
- Decide the type of event – You can hold a 24 hour Swim for MS, pool volleyball competition, swim laps, or any other swim activity!
- Spread the word - Create a list of attendees and create a flyer and invitation. Be sure to mention the date, time, location, and donation/admission fee.
- Day of: Set up and have fun! Don't forget to take some photos and ask the participants to sign our photo release form (email us for more information!).
- After the event: Please send proceeds to Attn: Swim for MS MSAA at 706 Haddonfield Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. Be sure to include your contact information and details about your event!
Swim for MS Partnerships
The November 2013 Winner is...
Congratulations, Jennifer Peters, for being the top Swim for MS fundraiser during the month of October!
In Other News - Why I Swim
Next month, be on the lookout for something new from Swim for MS – Why I Swim. We'll be asking people with MS to share their swim stories on how they have incorporated swimming into their healthy lifestyle plan. Three people will then be chosen to have their stories professionally produced as well as featured on MSAA's website and other opportunities, including time with an aquatics fitness instructor to tailor their own swim program!
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.