Lance Armstrong come back to cycling to raise awareness of the global cancer burden

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 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.”

4 thoughts on “Lance Armstrong come back to cycling to raise awareness of the global cancer burden

  1. Antony Curtis

    This is not my usual kind of response so please don’t take any of what I write personally 😉

    Often many so-called selfless acts of generosity are motivated by personal interest.
    I don’t mean to knock Lance Armstrong’s achievements but consider the total amount of money spent in cancer research and divide it by the number of victims.

    Now let us consider some other ailments… Such as Endometriosis. It is estimated that there are 90 million diagnosed sufferers worldwide of this condition and many experts in the field believe that between 10%-20% of all women have it. About an order of magnitude greater than the number of cancer victims. Economic impact: It is reckoned that the annual cost in loss of productivity and healthcare is up to $22bn for the USA and EURO 30bn for the EU. How much money is spent in research on this condition? Figures I have seen quoted are about 3 cents for every dollar spent on cancer research.

    How about Lupus? Estimated that around 500000 to 1500000 suffer from that condition worldwide. It has a similarly dire research funding.

    How about Fibromyalgia? Estimated that up to 10 million Americans suffer from that condition alone.

    These are awful chronic conditions which rarely kill their victims directly in the way that cancer usually does but at this time, there is no cure. Unlike cancer, sufferers are often acutely aware of the condition on a daily basis due to regular or incessant pain.

    Cancer is already a big part of the social consciousness, even before Lance Armstrong championed the cause.

    Why, yes.. I do have an axe to grind.

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