Swimmers compete to raise funds for MS

November 19, 2009 by J-Wire Staff
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Maccabi Ajex Master swimmers will hit the lanes this weekend in a drive to raise funds for sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis.

Jeff Sher with Maccabiah medals  p. Peter Haskin

Jeff Sher with Maccabiah medals p. Peter Haskin

The 2009 Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre’s 24 Hour Mega Swim will 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 event raises funds for MS Australia’s ‘Go for Gold’ Scholarship program. ‘Go for Gold’ scholarships are awarded to people living with Multiple Sclerosis covering a broad range of categories including education, travel, sport, music, the Arts and employment. MS Australia aims to minimise the impact of multiple sclerosis on all individuals affected by the disease, their families, carers and the community by offering a wide range of assistance, services and equipment.

The team is .. Jeff Sher who has recently become aMaccabi Australia board member, Clive Aaron ( two swimmers from the Maccabiah) 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.

At the time of writing this the team had raised $7500  but are hoping to raise more.

The event starts on Saturday 21st Nov and will complete at midday on the 22nd Nov

To make a donation visit www.megaswim.com.

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