By Javier Lee on
13 years ago, on this very day, professional cyclist Lance Armstrong – at age 25 – was diagnosed with testicular cancer.
This, however, did not stop him from winning the Tour de France in a record-breaking seven consecutive years, from 1999 to 2005.
In 1997, he founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Over the years, his foundation has supported cancer research and education, as well as awareness and advocacy campaigns all around the world.
With over 28 million people around the world living with cancer today, the Lance Armstrong Foundation believed strongly that there can be – and should be – life after cancer for more people.
That’s why the fight begins in the moment of diagnosis, giving people the resources and support they need to fight cancer head-on. The Foundation is constantly seeking new, creative and innovative ways to raise awareness, fund research and end the stigma about cancer that many survivors face. By connecting people and communities to drive social change, they call for state, national and world leaders to help fight this disease. Now, anyone from anywhere on Earth can join this fight against cancer.
Today is LIVESTRONG Day. It is the day members of our community celebrate survivorship and raise awareness about the fight against cancer in communities across the globe. On this special day, Lance is calling out to volunteers and the public to join him and his foundation in the global fight against cancer.
We can now get involved with Lance’s incredible work and spread the good word about LIVESTRONG Day by signing a world cancer declaration form on the Foundation’s website. In addition, individuals can also create a personal dedication page for someone who has inspired them to join the fight against cancer.
Besides signing the declaration form, passionate volunteers from all around the world are also strongly encouraged to host their own events on this day, in line with helping the Foundation to reach the goal of hosting 1000 events in communities throughout the world! This link makes it easy for volunteers to join in any organized events in their respective communities on 2nd October.
The call to action is indeed something that all of us possess deep within our very own hearts. Let us take this opportunity to join Lance Armstrong and his Foundation in their inspiring journey to fight cancer worldwide, right now today on LIVESTRONG Day.
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