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Home > News from MSAA > Multiple Sclerosis Association of America Teams Up With SwimOutlet.com To Promote Swim For MS

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America Teams Up With SwimOutlet.com To Promote Swim For MS

February 13, 2013

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is pleased to announce its new partnership with SwimOutlet.com to help promote the charity’s national fundraiser, Swim for MS. Serving as the distribution sponsor for Swim for MS, SwimOutlet.com will feature promotional information and ongoing updates on swim events through newsletter articles, targeted email campaigns, and posts on social media including Facebook and Twitter. 

Supported by national sponsor Genzyme Corporation, Swim for MS is a unique fundraiser in which volunteers are encouraged to create their own 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, visit SwimforMS.org

"We're incredibly pleased to support the MSAA by spreading the word of their Swim for MS initiative," said Rob Penner, VP, Sports Marketing at SwimOutlet.com. "Together with the help of the aquatic community, they can continue to improve the lives of the MS community through their wide-range of services and programs." 

Adding additional awareness and excitement to the fundraiser, MSAA has enlisted the volunteer support of four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin to serve as the Swim for MS Ambassador. Franklin is featured in a series of flyers, brochures and a new national television public service announcement, encouraging individuals to participate in this exciting fundraiser, which supports vital programs and services for the multiple sclerosis community. Starting in March, MSAA will award the top fundraiser of the month with an autographed photo of Missy, providing the minimum amount raised is $500. 

"Swim for MS provides an individual or group the opportunity to combine one's love of swimming with giving back to the community," states Franklin. "Start your Swim for MS campaign today and make a difference!"

About MSAA

As a national nonprofit organization, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is a 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 mymsaa.org or call (800) 532-7667.

About SwimOutlet.com

SwimOutlet.com is the largest online specialty store for aquatics in the United States. The online retail store grew out of a dedication to providing the best goods and services to anyone interested in aquatic activities and sports. SwimOutlet.com has the largest selection for swimming, water polo, fashion, beach and surf! In addition to having an extensive selection and the lowest prices, SwimOutlet.com offers phenomenal customer service and fast shipping. The company has won the hearts of over two million happy customers who’ve helped spread the word on where to find the best deals. It has quickly developed into the web’s most popular swim shop! For more information, visit SwimOutlet.com, Facebook.com/swimoutlet or @swimoutlet.

For media inquiries, please contact Amanda Bednar, Manager of Public Relations at abednar@mymsaa.org or (800) 532-7667, extension 122.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 May 2013 10:02