Wednesday, October 29, 2008

LIVESTRONG Challenge 2009

Looking for a challenge and an opportunity to raise money for an important cause? See the details below:

LIVESTRONG® Challenge: Save The Date

2009 LIVESTRONG ChallengeThe LIVESTRONG Challenge is the Lance Armstrong Foundation's (LAF) signature fundraising event. This annual series of cycling and running/walking events takes place in cities across the country, enabling people across the globe to support the LAF's mission to inspire and empower people affected by cancer. In 2009 the LIVESTRONG Challenge will take place in Seattle, WA (June 14); San Jose, CA (July 12); Philadelphia, PA (Aug 23); and Austin, TX (Oct 23 - 25). We're planning to welcome more than 20,000 participants across the country while raising significant funds for the fight against cancer. In 2008, The LIVESTRONG Challenge has raised more than $9.2 million dollars, and since inception in 1997, $51 million has been raised for the LAF. 2009 registration will begin December 1, 2008 at

Monday, August 4, 2008

Welcome to the Greater Boston LIVESTRONG Army!

This blog will be used a resource for the Greater Boston LIVESTRONG Army, which serves as a local affiate of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) inspires and empowers people affected by cancer. The LAF helps people with cancer focus on living; they believe that unity is strength, knowledge is power, and attitude is everything. From the moment of diagnosis, the LAF provides the practical information and tools people with cancer need to live life on their own terms. The LAF serves its mission through advocacy, public health, and research. Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the LAF is located in Austin, Texas.

The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) is committed to supporting the cancer fight and offering concrete ways for survivors to help make cancer a national priority. Join us and other cancer groups to end the suffering caused by cancer.

As part of our national work, the LAF is organizing local LIVESTRONG armies across the country. A local LIVESTRONG Army is a dynamic group of people who unite to make cancer a priority in their community, at the state level and across the country. Local LIVESTRONG armies can:

  • Grow the LIVESTRONG Army to demonstrate public support for making cancer a national priority and to gain the power necessary to effect change

  • Raise public awareness about the need for cancer to be a national priority

  • Raise money or initiate projects that fund or address cancer issues

  • Demand leadership accountability on making cancer a national priority

  • Advocate for the LAF's national policy agenda

  • Advocate for issues of local concern