Maccabi swims for MS

November 25, 2009 by J-Wire Staff
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The Maccabi Ajax Masters swimming club has raised $10,150 for Multiple Sclerosis research.

The Melbourne-based club participated in the 2009 MSAC( Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre) 24 Hour Mega Swim in order to raise funds for people affected by multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis is the most common disease of the central nervous system and affects over 18,000 Australians.

The 24 Hour Mega Swim attracted around 130 swimmers who not only swam in relay format over the 24 hours but also set about raising money for MS. The total amount of money raised at the MSAC pool was $27,321 of which Maccabi Ajax contributed $10,150 – a fantastic result.

The team of .. Jeff Sher, Clive Aaron Max Michael, Danny Burger, Nikki Burger, Jeff Lipshutz, Gavin Davis, Joe & Vicky Kuriel, Lev Cherkasski, Michael Schenberg, Mark Silver, Rachelle Buchbinder, Kerryn Cohen, Barry Friedman, Megan Ellinson, Jose Crestanello – swam a total of 78 kilometres over the period – this represents around 3.25 kilometres per hour.

The Club was presented with a number of awards including: The winning team at the event – the award presented for the combination of the highest amount of dollars raised as a team and the longest distance swum over the 24 hours.

This is a great achievement for the swimmers involved especially as the team was made up of the Masters swimmers from the Victorian swim club. The team is already planning their entry into next years event.

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