Gary Lynn, CPRIF’s Ambassador at Large, was chosen by the City of Houston to receive the 2009 Mayor’s Disability Advocate of the Year Award. The award committee noted his ‘efforts to remove barriers for people with disabilities and to be a voice for those unable to effectively represent themselves’. They went on to state ‘your work on behalf of the disabled community demonstrates your commitment to ideals that are key to equal participation and full inclusion of people with disabilities in Houston’. Gary will be honored by Houston’s Mayor and Council Member Wanda Adams on Tuesday October 13, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at the Council Chambers, City Hall, 901 Bagby.
Gary Lynn from Houston, TX regularly holds events to raise money for cerebral palsy research. He has donated almost $12,000 to CPIRF because he understands the importance of research in preventing CP and improving the quality of life for both children and adults who have this condition. Gary, who has spastic, quadriplegic cerebral palsy, started his own foundation, the Gary J. Lynn Foundation because of his desire to help others with cerebral palsy who may not have been as blessed as Gary to help achieve their hopes and dreams and to enhance their lives. Please visit Gary’s website www.thegaryjlynnfoundation.org to learn more about his Foundation and his many great fund-raising activities.