#FightLyme With Avril & Friends
In lieu of holding our annual gala this year, GLA was proud to present the inaugural #FightLyme With Avril & Friends: A virtual concert to raise awareness and funds for GLA & The Avril Lavigne Foundation. The event held on October 24th was hosted by Wilmer Valderrama, with performances by Avril Lavigne, Rob Thomas, OneRepublic, and Alessia Cara. These amazing artists all joined forces in support of the Lyme community. It was truly a wonderful show, and as Avril said of the event, “This is a celebration of unity. Of hope. Of all of you joining us.”
Highlights from the virtual event included performances by Avril Lavigne, Rob Thomas, OneRepublic, and Alessia Cara. Our CEO, Scott Santarella was featured to talk about the partnership between GLA and The Avril Lavigne Foundation and our joint mission to conquer Lyme disease. GLA had the opportunity to share a clip of our Man on the Street video With Matthew Morrison (of Glee), where we took to the streets of NYC to find out what people really know about Lyme disease. There were also special appearances from Bebe Rexha, Chad Kroeger, Elena Delle Donne, Marisol Thomas and Shania Twain, who joined host Wilmer Valderrama and all of the #FightLyme performers for The Avril Lavigne Foundation’s #FightLyme PSA, which debuted during the stream.
Thank you to our sponsors and friends
Your ticket purchase helped to support GLA and our mission to conquer Lyme & other tick-borne diseases through research, education, awareness & patient services. We also want to thank all of our sponsors who supported the event on our behalf:
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