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The Avril Lavigne Foundation R.O.C.K.S.: Respect, Opportunity, Choices, Knowledge, and Strength in support of children and youth living with serious illnesses or disabilities. Our website is your resource for news about the Avril Lavigne Foundation, photos and Avril's Foundation Blog. If you would like to make a donation, please visit our support page.
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From Avril's Blog
Hi Everyone!! It’s September again and I love this month! I always get so excited for my annual Birthday Party Fundraiser and I am so happy to once again announce a new and exciting collaboration with LymeLight Foundation. We have partnered up again to help support children and young adults with their treatment of Lyme disease. Even though my Foundation has taken a step back to re-align our goals I have always wanted to continue the September spirit of giving and I have made sure that it’s packed with prizes for you to win with your donation. You can win cool R.O.C.K.S T- shirts, Hoodies and some awesome prizes from me too! A full, signed discography, a personalized 8x10 and a grand prize Avril swag bag. Excited yet? There’s more. LymeLight Foundation and the work that they do truly is amazing. They help so many children and young adults get the treatment and medications for Lyme disease that they otherwise could not afford. Did you know that only a small percent of people get the early diagnosis and treatment that is so important in fighting the disease? And that most insurance companies do not cover the treatment of chronic Lyme disease? Families are often left on their own to battle the disease often incurring enormous medical debt. My goal this year is to raise $50,000 to provide treatment grants for children and young adults. Please help me by making a donation today and entering to win some amazing prizes! As always, I thank my amazing fans for all of their continued support and I know that we can all help make my Birthday wish come true! Please visit http://lymelight.blueskysweet.com/ to donate and win prizes or by clicking on the link above in my Birthday banner! Good luck everyone and thank you! Xo Avril
Multi-platinum recording artist, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and philanthropist Avril Lavigne, has teamed up with CrowdRise, an online fundraising platform, to support Special Olympics. Proceeds from the "Team Rockstar" campaign, which launches today, will sponsor athletes competing in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.
The Avril Lavigne Foundation and Easter Seals announced that the CAMP S.T.A.R.S. program, designed to give children with disabilities the chance to attend summer camp, will continue for a second year. The program is part of the Avril Lavigne Foundation’s Rockstar Club at Easter Seals, designed to support recreational programming for kids and youth with disabilities to explore their talents, make friends, have fun and learn new skills.
We just got an awesome update from our Rockstar Club in Hawaii, where kids and teens with disabilities got together for a good time at a camp-wide dance. The event gave participants a way to get involved in an age-appropriate event that many of them might normally miss out on. One of the campers was so excited he said: “I can’t believe this is happening! I’m really doing it! Look I’m slow dancing, with a girl!” Our Rockstar Club teens have also been attending other fun outings this summer like a weekend day camp at Sea Life Park, separate boys and girls slumber parties, a trip to the zoo and a fun bowling trip with their families and friends. A photo from their bowling trip is below.
Our Rockstar Club in Alberta has started using their new adaptive bikes made for anyone to be able to ride – both kids with and without disabilities! Below is a photo of one proud camper from Alberta riding one of the adaptive bikes for the first time ever. A counselor said she truly felt like a Rockstar riding through camp and was offering to sign autographs all day long!
Stay tuned for more fun updates throughout the summer!
We just got a great update from the Avril Lavigne Rockstar Club in Ohio, where kids & teens with disabilities are going out into the local community with their peers to engage in fun everyday teen activities. Click here for some of their first-hand stories and photos – sounds like fun!!!