From guest contributor, Bo Shirey, Athletic Trainer with Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman
I love to swim and I was looking to do a swim-a-thon as a fundraiser. I decided to do one for MS (Multiple Sclerosis) because my mother, Judy Shirey, was diagnosed over 20 years ago. I contacted her MS doctor, Chris Laganke, MD, and I was referred to the local National MS Society chapter in Alabama.
For the MS Swim event, all the proceeds raised would be donated to the local Alabama chapter to help raise awareness and find a cure for MS.
The Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center gave me permission to use their facilities to host our event. The event took place the entire month of January. We had just over 20 swimmers to participate. Our goal was to swim over 500 miles (18,000 laps) in the month of January. We reached our goal just few days late but we had a couple of snow days and several of our swimmers had the flu. We raised almost $4,000 for MS.
The next MS Swim event is scheduled for September 2019. We welcome others to participate and donate.
Congratulations, Bo, on a successful swim event for MS! Great job!
For more information, please contact Bo at Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman.
1701 MainAvenue SW, Suite G
Cullman, Alabama 35055
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