by Doug Ulman
The 18 flight hours back from Australia gave me time to reflect on what transpired in Adelaide and across the entire country during the last 10 days. The activities, events and commitments were nothing short of phenomenal and I am grateful.
I am grateful to Prime Minister Rudd for committing dollars and resources to reduce the cancer burden in his country. I am also grateful that he has decided to support our global summit and ensure that Australia is represented at the highest level.
I am grateful to South Australia Premier Mike Rann for tripling the amount of money that was raised in the past week by the Cancer Council of South Australia. His $600,000 check will mean that more and more people in South Australia will have access to resources and the incredible help line that the council offers.
I am grateful to Premier Rann and the leadership of the Flinders Medical center for bestowing such an honor on Lance and the Foundation by naming their new cancer research innovation center the LIVESTRONG Cancer Research Center. This will create a long-lasting partnership between our organizations.
I am grateful to the hundreds of NGO?s that we met during our trip. Your work to positively change lives all across the country is exactly what is needed and we support you in your efforts.
I am eternally grateful to the thousands of cancer survivors and individuals who have been affected by cancer who came to watch the Tour Down Under. Your passion and commitment to eradicating the death and suffering due to cancer is inspiring and we are excited to partner with you to make cancer a global health priority.
Thank you Australia ? thank you for your leadership. Thank you for allowing us to partner with you to launch the LIVESTRONG Global Campaign.
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