"We share the same passion of giving back to the community and allowing each individual with mobility challenges an opportunity to live and enjoy an independent lifestyle."
Marina Del Rey, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2015
Life Rolls On Foundation (LRO) today announced BraunAbility as the presenting sponsor of the 2015 “Get on Board” Tour. The leading manufacturing of wheelchair accessible vehicles will participate in each “They Will Surf Again” and “They Will Skate Again” event throughout the 2015 tour.
Life Rolls On is a non-profit organization that inspires others to see the boundless possibilities beyond paralysis. Established in 2002, LRO’s signature adaptive surfing program, They Will Surf Again and skating program “They Will Skate Again”, have grown into a catalyst of hope for thousands of individuals throughout the world. Though the group’s primary focus is to serve young people affected by spinal cord injury, no individual challenged by mobility is ever turned away, and people of all ages are welcome.
LRO was founded by Jesse Billauer, who sustained a C-6 complete spinal cord injury while surfing at Zuma Beach in California. The injury did not prevent Jesse from returning to the waves. He started Life Rolls On as a way to help individuals with physical challenges try new things and follow their passions. For his work through Life Rolls On, Billauer has received Nike’s Casey Martin Award, Open Hearts Foundation’s Sports Award and the Malibu Surfing Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award
“We at Life Rolls On can not be more excited to partner up with such a dedicated and generous company like BraunAbility. We share the same passion of giving back to the community and allowing each individual with mobility challenges an opportunity to live and enjoy an independent lifestyle,” said Jesse Billauer, LRO Founder and Executive Director.
“When we learned about the amazing work Life Rolls On is doing and how many people are inspired to participate and volunteer, it just felt like a natural fit,” said Megan Wegner, BraunAbility Brand Manager. “BraunAbility’s mission is to give people with physical disabilities the mobility to experience the world, and Life Rolls On events are definitely worth experiencing!”
The “Get On Board” Tour starts off with the Santa Monica “They Will Surf Again” event on May 30 and continues at different locations coast-to-coast through September 12.