Our work has allowed Special Olympics athletes from across the world to compete at the World Games, brought music therapy to children with serious illnesses in hospitals, provided Lyme disease treatment to kids who could not afford care, and helped youth with disabilities attend summer camp where they formed lifelong, supportive friendships.The Avril Lavigne Foundation is important to us all and a daily part of our lives – bringing Special Olympics athletes to my concert performances was a highlight of my tour!Avril married at the age of twenty one and three years later was ready to call it quits.Avril Lavigne’s divorce from Deryck came through in 2010.They were spotted together and had allegedly even got inked together!The couple broke up in 2011, because of reportedly, differences in their outlook towards the question of marriage.It is at this time that I am announcing that the Avril Lavigne Foundation will be pausing for the moment.This doesn’t mean that we should stop doing whatever we can to help others.
That’s the spirit that inspired me to start the Foundation and that I carry with me each day.
Thank you to all of my fans who have supported the Avril Lavigne Foundation during the last five years.
Together we have touched the lives of so many children and young people with disabilities.
Two later, in 2012, Avril began dating another fellow Canadian Chad Kroeger who was the lead singer of the rock band Nickelback.
The two grew closer while collaborating on Avril’s fifth music album and just after a single month of dating they got engaged and were married a year later, in 2013.