Stop #2 for our LIVESTRONG Day lineup was awesome. We talked to a huge crowd of students at Ohio State University who gave us a great welcome. They had a cool LIVESTRONG Day event put together and we were so grateful for their hospitality and enthusiasm.
When we came up with the idea of flying cross country and visiting events all over America, Ohio was one of the first spots we decided had to be on the schedule. We have a LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center here, at the James Cancer Center, which is a great facility.
And in the upcoming Presidential election, we know that Ohio figures prominently as a swing state, so we need to make a difference here. We’re doing our best to make sure Ohio voters are aware of the #1 killer of Americans under 85 and that they are informed about the candidates plans to combat it. To that end, we’re going to be back here in July for the LIVESTRONG Summit on the campus of Ohio State University. I’m looking forward to it already. Sen. McCain has committed to attend and we’ve invited Senators Clinton and Obama. The Summit will give them a chance to connect with Ohio voters on healthcare and cancer and it will give Ohio voters an opportunity to ask their next President how they intend to renew the fight against cancer.
I’m pumped for Denver. Somebody mentioned it was snowing there. Maybe I should have packed a coat.