The Avril Lavigne Foundation supports youth with serious illnesses or disabilities
Rebecca Schiller

18:37 24th April 2015

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Avril Lavigne has released a new single called ‘Fly’, which will benefit the Special Olympics.

“This song means a lot to me personally,” Lavigne said of the track. “It is inspired by the many young people I’ve met throughout my work with my Foundation. They pursue their dreams no matter what obstacles they face. Special Olympics’ mission is to unleash the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, so they’re a natural fit for this song.”

The Avril Lavigne Foundation provides support to children and youth living with serious illnesses or disabilities. Last year, as part of the Foundation, Lavigne launched a campaign for her 30th birthday, which raised funds to support 30 Special Olympics athletes competing in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.

‘Fly’ was co-written with Chad Kroeger and David Hodges, while its accompanying video, which you can watch below, was directed by Avril Lavigne and Robb Dipple.

Watch Avril Lavigne's 'Fly':

‘Fly’ is set to feature during Special Olympics’ first-ever Unified Relay Across America, which begins May 26, where over the course of 46 days, over 20,000 participants across the country will carry the Flame of Hope to Los Angeles for the Special Olympics World Games.

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