SHORT HILLS, N.J., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announced today the appointment of Deborah Flynn as Western Regional Director and President of Life Rolls On, a subsidiary of the Reeve Foundation. In this role, Flynn will expand the work of the Reeve Foundation on the West Coast and further the work of LRO which is 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.
Flynn's charitable experience includes serving as a former member of the Reeve Foundation's Board of Directors and founder and current Vice President of the QUAD Foundation in San Diego. Flynn, who has a background in sales management and marketing for over two decades, will guide LRO to drive programs and develop growth strategies. Flynn, whose son is living with quadriplegia as a result of being struck by a drunk driver in 2002, has a very personal connection to this cause.
"I am delighted beyond words to be able to finally put all my time and energy toward furthering the Reeve Foundation's core programs through fundraising and promoting activities which support our SCI community," said Flynn.
"We are thrilled to have Debbie lead Life Rolls On and spearhead the Reeve Foundation's West Coast presence," said Peter T. Wilderotter, President and CEO of the Reeve Foundation. "Her decision-making skills, knowledge of the issues that face our community, and drive, combined with her business background, will secure more opportunities for the paralysis community."
Flynn earned a Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences from University of South Florida and currently resides in Escondido, California.
About the Reeve Foundation
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. We meet all 20 of the Better Business Bureau's standards for charity accountability and hold the BBB's Charity Seal. For more information, please visit our website at www.ChristopherReeve.org or call 800-225-0292.
About Life Rolls On Foundation
Life Rolls On (LRO), a subsidiary of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, is 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. In addition to producing unique quality of life programs, LRO fosters spinal cord injury awareness, and offers outreach to individuals and their families at the onset of injury. With a worldwide network of supporters, LRO is one of the fastest growing, contemporary charitable organizations in the country and has been featured in national print, television and radio. For more information, visit www.liferollson.org.
SOURCE Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation