Swimmers from the Shepherd Center raise money for Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

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Patients at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta raise $1,500 for the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America or MSAA.

The donation is for MSAA's Swim for MS Initiative, a do-it-yourself fundraiser that encourages participants to create swimming-related challenges while collecting donations for MSAA.

The Shepherd Center patients joined together to create Team Shepherd Swimmers for MS.

They've been working since April to raise money and presented the donation to MSAA Friday.

Volunteers say several participants on the Shepherd Center's swimming team live with MS themselves and a number of other participants are family members and caregivers of people living with MS.