2014 Community Five Award Recipient: Dr. James Lynch
The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation emphasizes a strong sense of community through its continued effort to realize its vision of becoming the safety net for the winter action sports community. Beginning in April 2014, the Foundation will annually recognize five shining examples of community leaders with the Community Five Award.
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Roy Tuscany has witnessed firsthand how important a community can be in the recovery process from a life-altering injury. Since his skiing accident in 2006, Tuscany has enjoyed seeing the greater Lake Tahoe area come together as a tight-knit collective of families, business and philanthropically minded residents. It is with the ever-increasing reach of the High Fives Foundation that the time has come to recognize five distinguished members of the greater Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada community for their efforts to increase the overall well being of everyone around them.
On Wednesday, April 23, 2014 the High Fives Foundation hosted The Biggest Little High Five Gala at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, NV. With a packed venue of 180 distinguished guests, the High Fives Foundation showcased the power of positivity and perseverance with highlighted stories and videos from High Fives Athletes as well as support from notable contributing partners such as SpineNevada (a regional center of excellence for back and neck conditions based in Reno, NV). To cap this wonderful evening of giving, the High Fives Foundation’s Roy Tuscany announced five special recipients to receive a Community Five Award — The first of its kind to come from the Foundation; the Community Five Award recognizes those that embody the ideals of community in the context of growth and positivity.
Thank you to Becker Spine Review for covering Dr. Lynch’s incredible accomplishments. Read the article by Laura Miller here!
James Lynch, MD – Reno, NV
A board-certified spinal neurosurgeon with 20-years of experience, Dr. James Lynch is a pillar of the Lake Tahoe area medical community and a leader amongst his peers nationwide. His expertise the medical field is mirrored by his innate ability to help others in all walks of life. As the Medical Director of the High Fives Foundation’s Board of Directors, Dr. Lynch has facilitated the opening of a satellite office for the Foundation at SpineNevada in Reno, NV. He has also offered pro-bono services for ALL current and future High Fives Athletes through SpineNevada. Additionally, Dr. Lynch has fostered relationships between Renown Health in Reno, NV as well as NuVasive – Creative Spine Technology.
It is with this, that High Fives Foundation is proud to recognize Dr. James Lynch as a recipient of the 2014 Community Five Award!