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Founder & Donor at Livestrong
September 18, 1971



Lance Armstrong is a father, cancer survivor, advocate and philanthropist. In 1996, at age 25, Lance found himself struggling for his life against testicular cancer that had spread to his brain, lungs and abdomen. Lance aggressively educated himself about his diagnosis and treatment. Even as he battled against overwhelming odds, he made the decision to declare himself a cancer survivor rather than a victim. During his personal battle with cancer, Lance recognized the lack of resources available to those facing this disease. In an effort to help fellow survivors and their families, Lance created a foundation with the express purpose of helping others manage life through and beyond a cancer diagnosis.

In the years since, the organization Lance founded – now the LIVESTRONG Foundation – has served millions of people affected by cancer through direct support services that fill critical financial, emotional, physical and... See More

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