Lyme Awareness Month

Hi everyone!  

May is Lyme Awareness Month & it’s important to understand that everyone’s journey with Lyme Disease is different. I personally know how frustrating and exhausting it can be, and want you to know you are NEVER alone. We wanted to share resources with you, so we created a new LYME section on the website - just click the tab at the top of the page! You can also CLICK HERE to download a brochure from our friends at LymeLight Foundation with important Lyme facts and information on how to protect your family from contracting Lyme. Most importantly remember, there is always hope. 

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Race to Erase MS

Hi guys! I’ve been on the Board of Directors for Race to Erase MS for several years, and I’m always honored to show up and support their incredible mission, and my friend Nancy Davis. I had an amazing time last night at the LOVE TO ERASE MS gala, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Race to Erase MS. Over $1.75 million was raised to benefit the Race to Erase MS and its Center Without Walls program, a collaboration of top MS research centers working together as a team on ground-breaking research with the goal of treating and, ultimately, finding a cure for MS.  To learn more about the incredible work of this organization, visit http://www.erasems.org

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Thanks For Your Support

I’ve been away from the blog for a bit but I’m back with exciting news!  Thanks to YOUR generosity, over the past three years, we’ve been able to raise over $150,000 to support children & young adults with their treatment of Lyme Disease.  We absolutely LOVE our partnership with Lymelight Foundation because they are able to directly help people get the medication and treatments that they so desperately need, and which often times are unaffordable. But because of YOU, many, many more families are now getting the proper assistance to deal with chronic Lyme. This year, we gave away a bunch of swag, and autographed stuff during the campaign and I got to FB Live with many of you, which was so much fun! I was super excited to speak with our grand prize winners:  Nick from Georgia and Mikey from Ohio!! Congratulations to everyone who won prizes!

I’ve been busy in the studio working on my new record and can’t wait to share it with you, but just wanted to send you huge thanks for supporting this campaign, which obviously is close to my heart.  You can learn more about an awesome drummer named Ashley, and more of the kids & youth that you are helping by visiting http://www.lymelightfoundation.org.

Make sure to follow @LymeLightFndn on Twitter and  @LymeLightFoundation on FB to keep updated on all the incredible things that LymeLight is doing to help families in need.  And thanks again for your support! So many more good things coming in 2018..can’t wait to see you soon! Xoxo Avril

ANNUAL BIRTHDAY PARTY FUNDRAISER

Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 8:59 AM

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

Our Special Olympics Athletes!

The Avril Lavigne Foundation is excited to share updates about the amazing partnership with Special Olympics. Last year, Avril and the Foundation set a goal of sponsoring 30 athletes at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games for Avril’s 30th Birthday. Thank you to everyone who contributed to Avril’s Birthday campaign – we made it happen!

The Opening Ceremony for the 2015 games is July 25th in Los Angeles and Avril will be there to perform her single, Fly, and to cheer on all of the athletes (be sure to tune in!). Special Olympic athletes inspire us all to be courageous, uninhibited and to always putting our best foot forward. The 30 amazing athletes that our team is supporting are shown below. These diverse athletes are from all over the world, representing Canada, USA, Brazil, Mexico, Philippines, Japan, China and South Korea. Competing in Special Olympics lets our athletes “make new friends”, “relieve stress” and “enjoy life”!

AVRIL LAVIGNE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “FLY“ AND MUSIC VIDEO TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS

International, award-winning musician and philanthropist Avril Lavigne debuted her song “Fly” to benefit Special Olympics today.  The song is exclusively available today, April 16, on iTunes (http://smarturl.it/avrilflysingle) 100 days before the start of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, which will be the world’s largest sporting event in 2015, and will take place July 25-August 2 in Los Angeles. The inspiring music video for “Fly”, debuted today on ABC’s Good Morning America, featuring Avril Lavigne and Special Olympics athletes from around the world.

Statement from the Avril Lavigne Foundation and Special Olympics

Avril Lavigne has announced that she has written a song called “Fly” for The Avril Lavigne Foundation to support Special Olympics. The song will be released in advance of the Special Olympics World Summer Games, which will take place July 25-August 2, 2015. More details about the song will be available soon.

In September 2014, as part of the Avril Lavigne Foundation’s support for Special Olympics, Avril launched a campaign for her 30th birthday, which raised funds to support 30 Special Olympics Athletes competing in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.

The athletes supported by the campaign will come from five different countries and will be announced in February. During her 2014 World Tour, Avril visited a local Special Olympics program in Shanghai to learn more about their programs, and met with and invited more than 200 Special Olympics athletes to her shows in 14 countries.