Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Today there will be people that will lose 1,500 loved ones to cancer!!!

With so many other groups and organizations out there, people ask me why I picked The Lance Armstrong Foundation. Other than being a cycling fan and admire the hell out of someone to fight cancer and come out to win multiple Tour de France Races....Here is why...

If you have a moment and can, watch this video that has the LAF Manifesto. Make sure you have a tissue and you're ready to take a step to make a difference, however that difference is for you. You may not ride your bike 45 miles like I am doing in Philadelphia in August. You may buy a Livestrong wristband, or donate ( or hold someones hand as they receive their chemotherapy or shave your head in support. We all have our way to make a difference. I encourage you to find yours, because you're worth it!

The Manifesto of the Lance Armstrong Foundation

We believe in life.
Your life.
We believe in living every minute of it with every ounce of your being.
And that you must not let cancer take control of it.
We believe in energy: channeled and fierce.
We believe in focus: getting smart and living strong.
Unity is strength. Knowledge is power. Attitude is everything.
This is the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

We kick in the moment you’re diagnosed.
We help you accept the tears. Acknowledge the rage.
We believe in your right to live without pain.
We believe in information. Not pity.
And in straight, open talk about cancer.
With husbands, wives and partners. With kids, friends and neighbors. And the people you live with, work with, cry and laugh with.
This is no time to pull punches.
You’re in the fight of your life.

We’re about the hard stuff.
Like finding the nerve to ask for a second opinion.
And a third, or a fourth, if that’s what it takes.
We’re about getting smart about clinical trials.
And if it comes to it, being in control of how your life ends.
It’s your life. You will have it your way.

We’re about the practical stuff.
Planning for surviving. Banking your sperm. Preserving your fertility. Organizing your finances. Dealing with hospitals, specialists, insurance companies and employers.
It’s knowing your rights.
It’s your life.
Take no prisoners.

We’re about the fight.
We’re your champion on Capitol Hill. Your advocate with the healthcare system. Your sponsor in the research labs.
And we know the fight never ends.
Cancer may leave your body, but it never leaves your life.
This is the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Founded and inspired by one of the toughest cancer survivors on the planet.


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