MS Swimmerthon Dianne before and after her swim.
MS Swimmerthon Dianne before and after her swim.

Hervey Bay's inaugural MS Swimathon a success

THE Multiple Sclerosis group meet on the first Friday of each month on the Deck at the Hervey Bay RSL at 10am for a coffee and a chat.

The most newsworthy event for the Multiple Sclerosis group has been the inaugural Swimathon here in Hervey Bay and consisted of five teams with 60 competitors swimming for a 12-hour period and raised $10,500 from sponsorship.

One team, the Little Darlings, swam in honour of the father of one of the competitors who passed away last year.

Another team, the Chunky Dunks swam to support their Year 5 teacher who has MS.

All funds raised will be used locally.

For details regarding Hervey Bay Multiple Sclerosis support group call Bev on 41282692 or email bev_cornwell @hotmail. com

MS WEBINARS

IN answer the growing needs of people living with MS across the state, MS Queensland introduced a service called MS Webinars - providing online MS education on topics relating to MS.

These MS Webinars are perfect for people with MS living in regional towns and cities and for those who find it difficult to travel to our face-to-face information and education offerings. Depending on the topic, the MS Webinar may also be useful for your family members and close friends to listen in. If you cannot participate in a live webinar then you may want to watch one of our recorded webinars.

WEBINAR TOPICS INCLUDE: MS Scans and Tests;Current Immunotherapy Options for MS; Let's Talk About Sex; Understanding MS Bladders and Bowels; Understanding MS Fatigue; Thinking and Memory: MS Cognition; Understanding MS: Overview and Update; Finding and Understanding MS Research.

HOW MS WEBINARS WORK:The webinars will be held using an online web conference system, Adobe Connect. You'll register online for a webinar, be sent a confirmation and reminder email in the lead up to the webinar.

FURTHER INFO: Contact Tim O'Maley, MS nurse practitioner and manager of specialist education and community resources on tim.omaley@msqld.org.au or phone 07 3840 0855.


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