Friday, July 10, 2009

Tales From The Inbox - July 10, 2009

Life Rolls On: Life Rolls On Foundation announced that actors Simon Baker, Jeffrey Donovan, and surf legend Rob Machado will serve as 2009 honorary event chairmen for the 6th Annual Night by the Ocean. Held at the Kodak Theatre Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland, Night by the Ocean is LRO’s signature fundraiser, from which proceeds support Life Rolls On’s quality of life programs, spinal cord injury education campaigns and outreach to newly-injured young people and their families. For more information click here.

On July 18, Life Rolls On will hit Zuma Beach in Malibu, California for the fourth stop on its 10 city tour for They Will Surf Again (TWSA). A week later, on July 25, TWSA will roll into Cocoa Beach, Florida. Volunteers are needed for both. Click here for more information.

Join LRO at the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, CA, July 23-26, 2009 for North America’s largest surfing competition. As the Official Charity of the event, Life Rolls On will have an interactive booth, displays and a “They Will Surf Again Expression Session” featuring surfers with spinal cord injury, including LRO founder Jesse Billauer. Hurley and its partners are providing heart-pumping, non-stop activity, demonstrations, exhibits and booths surrounding the “50 Years at the Pier” celebration. Activities include Hurley’s Walk the Walk fashion competition (in which LRO ambassador Patrick Ivison will model), Elite-levl BMX courtesy of Nike 6.0 and the best skateboarders around competing in the Converse Coastal Carnage. With so much activity, the group could use your help. If you are interested in joining them for fun days, sunny skies and amazing waves, e-mail LRO Program Director Meghan Schinderle at Meghan(at)liferollson(dot)org with your availability! For event information and live webcast click here.

Fresh Air:
The Fresh Air Fund is looking for runners and sponsors to join the Fresh Air Fund-Racers team for the NYC Half-Marathon on August 16th. This is a great way to participate in NYC's premier summer road race while helping Fresh Air Fund children. Last summer's NYC Half-Marathon was a huge success and the Fresh Air Fund-Racers raised more than $125,000. For more information click here. The group is also still in need of Friendly Town hosts for next month. Host families open their hearts and home to a NYC child who would not otherwise have the opportunity to escape the hot, crowded city streets. You can find more information here.


Lindsay said...

That Fresh Air program sounds like a great idea. I hope they raise a lot of money again this year.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Yeah, I think we have a similar program in Los Angeles but I'll have to look it up. I remember something about inner city kids going to the beach, farms, etc.