Breakfast show host and MS Society ambassador, Craig Annis, is looking for public support to help ‘Team SAFM’ become the highest fundraisers at this year’s MS Mighty Swim. Craig and his co captain Lauren DeCesare will lead their team of mighty swimmers as they compete against 19 other teams and raise money for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS).
The MS Mighty Swim will be held for 24 hours at the Unley Swimming Centre on February 11 & 12, beginning at 12:15pm. Teams of up to 20 competing in the MS Mighty Swim need to keep one swimmer in the water for the entire 24 hours as they compete against each other and raise money through sponsorship. This can be a one off donation or by sponsoring the swimmers based on the number of laps they complete.
You can help Craig, Lauren and their team achieve their fundraising goal by donating to ‘Team SAFM’ via http://fundraising.ms.asn.au/safm.
Both Craig and Lauren are excited to be part of an event that supports the MS Society.
“The MS Society is a fantastic charity and this is a fantastic event to be a part of. It’s not often you get to wear floaties as an adult!” said Craig.
For Lauren it’s all about doing what needs to be done! “MS has touched 3 people close to me in my life.... If swimming for 2 days straight brings us closer to a cure, then that’s exactly what I’ll be doing!
Funds raised from the MS Mighty Swim will support the MS Choice Awards. The awards are given to people living with MS to help them follow a dream or make a positive difference to their lives, the choice is theirs.
Swimmers of all ages and abilities are invited to compete in the MS Mighty Swim. More information and instructions on joining a team can be found on the MS Society website www.ms.asn.au. Start your training at beach or pool and register for the MS Mighty Swim today!
Multiple Sclerosis Society of SA & NT
The MS Society is a service driven organisation with a 45 year history in assisting people with MS and their families. There is no known cause of MS and each working day across Australia 5 more people are told they have Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is usually diagnosed in your 20s and 30s, a significant time for many who have work, family and financial commitments. We exist to serve our clients and our mandate is simple…. provide support where it is needed most.
In South Australia individuals are referred directly to the MS Society by their neurologist and we support them through service provision for the rest of their lives. We do this via many avenues including nursing assistance, providing advice on medications and symptom management, physical support including physiotherapy and occupational therapy, social work services, respite for families and carer’s and equipment support.
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