Thursday, December 14, 2017
ED---MS-Mega-Swim

Making a splash and swimming for a cause

David Lee December 6, 2017
GETTING POOL READY… From left, David McNamara, Eloise Retalick, Cindy Dunn, Mark Wickham, Margaret McNamara and Damien Stevens will be joining 100 others as part of the annual MS 24 Hour Mega Swim on February 17 and 18 next year. Photo: Supplied.

GETTING POOL READY… From left, David McNamara, Eloise Retalick, Cindy Dunn, Mark Wickham, Margaret McNamara and Damien Stevens will be joining 100 others as part of the annual MS 24 Hour Mega Swim on February 17 and 18 next year. Photo: Supplied.

OVER 100 participants from the Shepparton region are set to take part in the annual MS 24 Hour Mega Swim, on February 17 and 18 next year.

Now in its ninth year, the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim and events is one of the fastest growing community fundraising efforts, and in 2018 will be held once again at Aquamoves on Lakeside Drive, Shepparton.

Last year over 60 swimmers helped raise almost $20,000, with the aim next year to make the event bigger and fill the pool.

Funds raised by the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim provide people living with MS the opportunity to follow a dream through the MS Go for Gold Scholarship Program. The program aims to provide people living with MS in Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory an opportunity to fulfil their potential in life by pursuing aspirations in the fields of employment, sport, travel, education or the arts.  Funds also support financial support programs and services provided by MS to benefit people living with MS.

Australian Paralympian and founder of the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim and event program, Carol Cooke AM said, “We want to raise more and help more for those living with MS just like me.”

It’s not too late to register or donate to the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim, visit msmegaswim.org.au or call 1300 733 690.