What today means to me – Lance Armstrong

Dear Joseph,

Thirteen years ago today, I was diagnosed with cancer. Every year since then, October 2 has served as a reminder to me that even though cancer left my body, it will always be a part of my life.

And thanks to the commitment of LIVESTRONG supporters like you, what was a personal anniversary is now a day that the entire community can rally around. It’s a day when we come together and wear yellow, attend events and renew our commitment to fight cancer for as long as it takes—and to do our part to raise awareness of the 28 million people fighting cancer worldwide.

LIVESTRONG Day is a declaration that we won’t quit and we won’t retreat. That’s why events today will have a real impact by making our voice even louder:


With each passing year, it becomes clearer that one day we’ll reach our goal of a world without cancer.

So many survivors are standing tall right now. So many friends, family members, and supporters are providing the strength and courage it takes to fight this disease.

The world needs to hear that defeating cancer is our highest priority. I appreciate all that you’re doing today to make that global statement loud and clear.


Lance Armstrong

P.S. Watch this powerful video LIVESTRONG put together showing what this day means—and carry this message with you today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL8mCjS0Noc