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Swim for MS: Local swimmer raising funds and awareness for those living with multiple sclerosis


Adrianne Cornish, a school teacher from Lexington, is using her summer vacation time to support a great cause – Adrianne is swimming 100 meters for every dollar donated to her Swim for MS campaign.

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America’s (MSAA) Swim for MS fundraiser is a perfect fit for Adrianne, who found out about the program by searching for volunteer opportunities on the internet. Adrianne was a swimmer throughout her childhood and adolescence and started coaching and teaching swim classes at age 16.

Adrianne’s mother was also a swim teacher and a lifeguard, and greatly encouraged Adrianne’s love of the water. Unfortunately, Adrianne’s mother passed away due to complications from multiple sclerosis. Adrianne saw Swim for MS as an opportunity to honor her mother’s legacy while doing what she loves most – swimming.

Joining Adrianne on her Swim for MS journey is her 14-year-old daughter, Katy.

“My daughter is named after my mother,” said Adrianne. “And our Swim team name is KMCswim in honor of my mother as well. Finding Swim for MS felt like a perfect fit – I have this connection to MS, and this program offered a way for me and my daughter to swim together while supporting a cause we’re passionate about.”

Katy will be swimming 50 meters for every dollar donated throughout the summer alongside her mother to help raise awareness for MS. Katy’s school friends are even pitching in and supporting the KMCswim challenge, too!

From now through the end of the summer, Adrianne and Katy will be swimming to support the MS community. To donate to Adrianne and Katy’s Swim for MS challenge, you can visit their Swim for MS fundraising page.

Swim for MS encourages participants to set a swimming-related challenge, such as swimming laps over a set time or distance while recruiting friends and family to donate to MSAA in support of their goals. How volunteers choose to participate is completely up to them. Swim for MS – any pool, any time.

From Multiple Sclerosis Association of America


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