January 2017 Artist of the Month: Celebrating the Work of Artists Affected by Multiple Sclerosis

MSAA is very proud to present our 2016-17 Art Showcase – celebrating the work of artists affected by multiple sclerosis (MS).

We have received many wonderful submissions from across the country and are delighted to share their work and their stories with you. Please visit our online gallery to view all of the new submissions.

Marion Carney-Howard – Cleveland, OH
Winter Fun
Marion Carney - Winter Fun

About the Artist:
“I’m currently a house wife with three sons and three stepchildren for the past year since taken ill. I’m 48 years young and love art, music, dance as well swimming. I’m not a professional artist and sometimes surprise myself at my ability. I think I get my artistic flare from my dad who was a professional artist and photographer.

My art reflects my inner being. My submission is a memory I had of my sons playing outside with their friends and how much fun they were having. The medium I use is Paint Shop Pro and Polyvore as well acrylics and watercolor.”
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Polar Plunge 2017

On January 1st, we had the honor of attending and being the beneficiary of the 2017 Atlantic City Polar Bear Plunge, hosted by the Atlantic City Polar Bear Club. It was a beautiful, sunny day and hundreds of participants arrived at the Jersey Shore on Sunday morning, eager to plunge into the icy waters to support MSAA and ring in the new year!

As local South Jersey radio station, 100.7 WZXL and Mayor of Atlantic City, Don Guardian began the countdown to the plunge, we felt fortunate to have a large group of supporters spending their New Year’s Day giving back to the MS community. Seeing all the creative plunge-themed costumes and cute animals in decorative outfits was a plus, too!

MSAA would like to extend our thanks to the Atlantic City Polar Bear Club, Resorts Casino Hotel, 100.7 WZXL, and Dab Tech LLC for all of their hard work. Without their dedication, the plunge would not have been possible! We would also like to thank Ventnor No. 7311, Starbucks of Atlantic City and Sam’s Club of Pleasantville for their lovely donations of snacks and coffee for participants. Each organization went above and beyond to ensure everyone had a fun day!

While MSAA staff did not brave the freezing waters on New Year’s Day, we certainly appreciate all of those who did. We hope the chilly water wasn’t too intense, and that you’ll continue to join us next year in Atlantic City. Thank you and Happy New Year!

See more fun pictures of the Atlantic City Polar Bear Plunge on our Facebook page!

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