Thursday, August 26, 2010

My Lunch with Lance Armstrong

Finally, my lunch with seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. How inspiring this event was for me and 1100 other people. He shared his cancer story … where in 1996, at the age of 25 he was diagnosed with stage three testicular cancer. The cancer had spread to his lungs, abdomen and brain. Today he is cancer free.

In 1997, he founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which supports people affected by cancer. In May 2004, Nike and his Foundation launched with the yellow silicone gel bracelet as a fundraising idea. To date 71 million yellow bracelets have been sold.

When I thought of Lance Armstrong, I thought because of his racing background that he must be a real focused, intense person and that it would show in his personality. In fact I found the opposite to be true, he seemed like a very relaxed and easy going guy. I don’t think he used any notes when he spoke.

If you are interested in seeing some pics of the event and hearing the audio of his talk, please click here.

5 comments:

Janell said...

That is very cool, Daria.

Debb said...

OmG Daria that is soo a once in a lifetime event your so lucky! I have always watched him cycling and rarely seen him w/out his helmet. He looks soo different! I see no photos of YOU how come? Camera shy lady you! lolol. Hugssss xxx cyou on twitter my friend. Debbs •.♛‿♛.•

Julie Evans said...

Dear Daria, Just checking in! Wow... how cool about your lunch with Lance Armstrong! You are in my thoughts about the possible clinical trial. Also, loving the look of your blog. Cheers and love, Joules

Sue in Italia/In the Land Of Cancer said...

I read his book and am so impressed with him, especially how he gives back to the cancer community. After treatment, I signed up for the LiveStrong program at my local Y. I recommend it for anyone who is trying to recover. thanks Lance for that.

BaldyLocks said...

You are so lucky! That sounds like it would have been amazing to see.