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Life Rolls On Announces Celebrity Honorary Chairmen for Annual Gala

| posted on September 09, 2009

Life Rolls On Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury, today named professional surfer, Rob Machado and actors Simon Baker and Jeffrey Donovan as honorary event chairmen for the 6th Annual Night by the Ocean Gala to be held on October 4, at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, Calf.

As the organization’s single-largest fundraising event, the Night by the Ocean Gala is aimed at honoring those who have made extraordinary contributions to the spinal cord injury community.

“Through its various programs, Life Rolls On has motivated, inspired and pushed the bounds of possibility for so many,” said Donovan. “I’m honored to be involved with such a worthy cause and look forward to playing a part in drawing awareness to this special event.”

Night by the Ocean has raised more than one million dollars to support quality of life programs for young people affected by spinal cord injury. With live a live performance by musical guests Fiction Family, featuring Switchfoot front man, Jon Foreman, and guitarist Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek, the inspirational event will feature Wolfgang Puck-catered cuisine, hosted bar, live and silent auctions and touching stories of courage and hope from extraordinary honorees.

“We’re privileged to have the continued support of such respected and well-recognized individuals,” said Jesse Billauer, founder of Life Rolls On. “As surfers and long time friends of the Foundation, we’re excited to have each of them involved in this important event within the action sports industry.”

Past honorary event chairpersons for Night by the Ocean include Minnie Driver, Kelly Slater, Jason Mraz, Sal Masekela and Dominic Purcell.

For information on attending or sponsoring Night by the Ocean, please call 310.807.5488 or visit www.nightbytheocean.com.

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ABOUT NBTO
Night by the Ocean is the single-largest fundraising event for Life Rolls On Foundation. Since its inception, this 500-person, black-tie affair has raised more than one million dollars to support quality of life programs for young people affected by spinal cord injury (SCI). With a hosted cocktail reception, Wolfgang Puck-catered menu, incredible auctions, spectacular honorees, and touching stories of courage and hope, this, truly, is an evening of celebrating possibilities.

ABOUT LRO
Founded in 1999, Life Rolls On Foundation (LRO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury and utilizes action sports as a platform to inspire infinite possibilities despite paralysis. With a network of more than 70,000 supporters worldwide, LRO is one of the fastest growing, contemporary charitable organizations in the country and has been featured in national print, television and radio.