I know this is not one of my normal type of posts, but I really wanted to get this out to raise some awareness on the topic of cancer which most of us do not think about because it does not affect us directly. It is sad how many people are affected by cancer and how many people die every year because of losing fight with cancer.
It is wonderful when famous people who can help make a difference do things to help a cause. One of those people is Lance Armstrong, winner of Tour de France a record-breaking seven consecutive years. He is also a cancer survivor. Today I found out that Lance Armstrong announced that he is coming back to professional cycling in order to raise cancer awareness. Below is the full press release from livestrong.com website. You can also visit the site to watch the video:
“I am happy to announce that after talking with my children, my family and my closest friends, I have decided to return to professional cycling in order to raise awareness of the global cancer burden. This year alone, nearly eight million people will die of cancer worldwide. Millions more will suffer in isolation, victims not only of the disease but of social stigma. After the passage of Proposition 15 in Texas, a $3 billion investment in the fight against cancer which is helping to make this disease part of the national dialogue in America, it’s now time to address cancer on a global level.”