Livestrong; a worldwide cancer initiative.
In 2009, 27 riders from 9 nationalities are teaming up to win races, but also increase cancer awareness internationally and raise money for my Foundation to support the cancer fight. Now is your chance to join me and Team Astana.
There are various ways to get involved – Donate to the Lance Armstrong Foundation in support of a rider, who will ride in honor or memory of a loved one for the 2009 season! Enter the Ride For LIVESTRONG race kilometer contest (free entry) to win great Team Astana prizes. And learn about how cancer affects people in countries around the world. It’s OUR time to make a difference!
Did you know, that cancer is projected to become the leading cause of death worldwide in the year 2010.
- This year alone, nearly 8 million people will die of cancer worldwide. Cancer deaths outnumber those caused by AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
- Millions of people around the world suffer cancer in isolation, facing social stigma – hiding their diagnoses, isolated by their communities, pushed out of family and social circles, reluctant to seek treatment and facing a lonely painful fight for their lives.
- Sixty percent of all cancer is preventable and one-third of cancers can be cured if detected early and treated adequately.
Lynn Smythe AKA the Bike Diva