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Avril Lavigne Foundation Expands Programming

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LOS ANGELES -- The Avril Lavigne Foundation announced Jan. 29 the expansion of the Avril Lavigne Rockstar Clubs at Easter Seals into 10 markets in the U.S. and Canada to support recreational programming for kids and youth with disabilities.

All North American Easter Seals affiliates were invited to apply for an Avril Lavigne Rockstar Club at Easter Seals grant. Lavigne selected ten grant recipients based on their overall impact and embodiment of the Avril Lavigne Foundation's R.O.C.K.S. mission: to provide Respect, Opportunity, Choices, Knowledge, and Strength to children and youth living with serious illnesses or disabilities.

Winning programs include overnight camp scholarships, a cooking/life skills camp, social skills classes, an equestrian camp and a sibling support group, dance therapy classes, youth services programs including community outings and field trips for teens, a multi-sensory learning camp, a program to connect teens with disabilities with other kids in their community, and an adaptive bikes program.

"We're so lucky to have such an incredible partner in Avril and The Avril Lavigne Foundation," said James E. Williams Jr., president and chief executive officer of Easter Seals. "She cares deeply about making sure kids and young people with disabilities have every opportunity to live life to the fullest, pursue their dreams, and find happiness. She's also passionate about sharing a message of inclusion, that kids and young people with disabilities want to laugh, have fun with their friends, and just fit in -- like all of us."

Singer/songwriter and philanthropist Avril Lavigne created The Avril Lavigne Foundation in early 2010, which partners with charitable organizations to design and deliver programs, raise awareness and mobilize support for children and youth living with a serious illness or a disability.

Easter Seals is a non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. Visit www.easterseals.com.

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