Avril Lavigne Snow White Campaign To Combat Effects Of Lyme Disease
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One charitably-minded Avril Lavigne fan is going to get to talk to Snow White and it'll all help combat the effects of Lyme Disease.
Lavigne recently unveiled a contest on the Prizeo website where one lucky donator to the Avril Lavigne Foundation will have the opportunity to have their voice recorded for the animated movie, Charming. Lavigne is voicing the Snow White character for the film. The winner and their guest will be flown to the production site of Charming where they'll record their line, get a VIP studio tour and the opportunity to meet Lavigne along with airfare and accommodations from anywhere in the world.
The money raised from the contest/campaign collected by the Avril Lavigne Foundation will go towards combating Lyme Disease. A bacterial infection caused by tick bites, Lyme Disease affects an estimated 300,000 people yearly in North America. It can cause rashes, fevers, tiredness and headaches and in severe cases can cause things like chronic encephalomyelitis, cognitive impairment, migraines, balance issues, weakness in the legs, facial palsy, bladder problems and more.
The campaign, which launched on Lavigne's birthday Sept. 27 and goes until Nov. 9, is a particularly personal one for Lavigne as she spent extended parts of late 2014 and early 2015 waylaid by Lyme Disease.
"I started The Avril Lavigne Foundation in 2010 to support children and youth living with a serious illness or a disability," she writes on the Prizeo contest site. "The best gift you can give to me for my birthday is helping my Foundation support children and families that are suffering from Lyme Disease.
"Lyme Disease is an important issue that is personal to me. Only a small percent of people get the early diagnosis and treatment that is so important in fighting the Disease. I am asking you to join me in helping kids and families receive the treatment they need. So please donate, tell your friends and post about the campaign! Thank you!!"
In addition to the Charming opportunity, those making donations have the chance to score other intriguing merchandise and experiences depending on how much money they contribute. For example, a $50 "Complicated" donation will earn you an exclusive t-shirt, a thank you e-card, a thank you video from Avril and 10 ballots into the Charming sweepstakes. "The Best Damn Thing" $200 donation package includes everything in the "Complicated" package and a Twitter shoutout photo from Avril (limit of 10 available) and 40 entries into the Charming sweepstakes. And for $2,000 one big-hearted big spender will have the opportunity to secure the "Rock N Roll" package, which includes the shirt, video, e-card, 400 entries into the Charming sweepstakes and the signed prop machine gun from Avril's "Rock N Roll" video.
According to the birthday campaign page, all net proceeds will go towards providing Lyme treatment grants to children and young adults who could not otherwise afford care. Contributors will also be eligible to win "a range of rewards, including exclusive signed memorabilia and merchandise."
READ OUR Q&A WITH LAVIGNE FROM THE VAULT.
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