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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
I recently had the chance to visit several inspirational programs working with children here in Los Angeles. These visits really helped me develop the mission of The Avril Lavigne Foundation, and also introduced me to a lot of amazing young people and the organizations and people supporting them. One of the organizations I visited was called AbilityFirst. AbilityFirst offers many types of support programs for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities www.abilityfirst.org.
Check out my recent visit to their Children’s After-School Enrichment Program at their East Los Angeles program center.
The Avril Lavigne Foundation will partner with Easter Seals to fund programs for kids with disabilities and their families
Los Angeles, CA— Avril Lavigne, award-winning singer/songwriter and philanthropist, announced today the creation of The Avril Lavigne Foundation. The Avril Lavigne Foundation will partner with leading charitable organizations to design and deliver programs, raise awareness and mobilize support for children and youth with disabilities and serious illnesses.
We just launched The Avril Lavigne Foundation and I am so excited to share with all of you why I am so passionate about supporting children and youth living with disabilities and serious illnesses.
I’m very fortunate to have had some incredible experiences through my music career and been able to meet so many cool people. I’m inspired every day by the people I meet and the amazing stories they share.
Over the years, what has inspired me is hearing about the personal experiences of my fans living with a serious illness or a disability. I am always amazed to see how these young people work so hard to not let their circumstances define them. They want what we all want: the chance to pursue their dreams, and to believe that anything in life is possible.
When I learned that more than 9 million kids in the United States have a special health care need, I decided that I wanted to do whatever I could to bring some fun and joy and inspiration into their lives, and of course support their health care needs in some way. It means a lot to me to be able to give back to the people who have inspired me so much.
I have been working with Make a Wish for many years to help seriously sick kids, and I am really excited to partner with Easter Seals in support of children and youth with disabilities. I will be sharing with you all a lot more in the coming year about what The Avril Lavigne Foundation is doing and how you can get involved if you want to support our efforts.
We each have the opportunity to make an impact on the world we live in and I try to remember that even doing one small thing each day to help others really can make a huge difference!
Thanks so much for visiting this site. It means a lot to me that you are here, learning about The Avril Lavigne Foundation and the kids we work with. I hope you will get involved – please sign up to receive updates.
Check out this video of a recent visit with the kids at the after school program in Glendale, CA run by Easter Seals. Easter Seals is The Avril Lavigne Foundation’s partner in the work we are doing to support children and youth with disabilities. I got to tour the state-of-the-art facilities and see the incredible support Easter Seals is able to provide these children. I’m looking forward to continuing my work with such a great organization. Click here for more information on Easter Seals.