It’s been an unreal year at LIVESTRONG. Below are a some of the best online memories for 2009. We appreciate our online community so much. Thank you for making 2009 unforgettable.
This year, we opened our new world headquarters in Austin, Texas-an environmentally friendly building and great space for us to work and provide direct services to people affected by cancer.
Lance returned to cycling with a renewed sense of purpose- to make cancer a global priority.
Some amazing artists made him some sweet rides:
He took a little spill in Spain, but got back up again stronger than ever.
And he reminded us why we work as hard as we do:
We delved into the world of social media head first, made some amazing new friends and received donations using this new medium for the first time:
Doug’s $25,000 Twitter Challenge, Mashable’s Summer of Social Good and the Drew Olanoff and Drew Carey MILLION Dollar Challenge are just a few examples.
We took our mission to the whole world-dedicated to make cancer a global priority:
Hosted the first ever LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit where 500 people from 65 countries came to connect with other advocates, network, gain media exposure and access tools and resources to help them mobilize in their own communities.
The fight to reform health care in the United States was a huge part of 2009. Over 70,000 of you signed a petition stating that you believe no American should be denied health insurance coverage because of pre-existing conditions or should lose their insurance due to changes in health or employment. Our President and CEO, Doug Ulman went to Capitol Hill and presented the signatures to Congress.
You picked a fight with cancer at the LIVESTRONG Challenge series raising a record 10.2 million to support those affected by cancer.
The Team LIVESTRONG marathon and triathlon series were in full force:
It’s been an unbelievable year. We so appreciate our online community- on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr YouTube and our LIVESTRONG Blog. You are an amazing group of folks. You support each other, give us feedback, help to build a strong community and create change. Wishing you all a fantastic 2010!