Lance is on a four day cross-country trip this week to raise awareness of the 28 million people affected by cancer world-wide. In anticipation of LIVESTRONG Day, Lance is visiting those we serve through our programs and with global decision makers about the fight against cancer. LIVESTRONG Day is a day of action. You can take part too- one community, one conversation, one event at a time. Check back on our blog this week to see videos and photos from Lance?s tour and to share your plans for LIVESTRONG Day.
Lance?s Schedule September 20th-23rd:
Local Hospital in San Francisco, CA Monday
Hispanic/Latinos are the largest minority population and the fastest growing in the U.S. and the incidence rate is expected to increase 142% by 2030. LIVESTRONG is expanding its outreach to the Hispanic/Latino community through our free Spanish-language resources for cancer survivors:
www.livestrong.org/espanol, SurvivorCare, 1-866-927-7205, and by training Promotores (community health workers) in cities across the country.
The Clinton Global Initiative, New York City Wednesday
The panel will be discussing the global cancer burden, the problem of cancer stigma, lack of information about support and how LIVESTRONG can address these issues to end the stigma and silence associated with this disease. We will be streaming the panel presentation on the blog this Wednesday. Panel participants include:
Charles-Patrick Almazor, Director, Public Sector Partnership, Artibonite Department, Partners In Health
Lance Armstrong, Founder, LIVESTRONG
Paul Farmer, Co-Founder, Partners In Health; Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women?s Hospital; UN Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti
Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN
Felicia Knaul, Director, Harvard Global Health Equity; Founder, Cáncer de mama: Tómatelo a Pecho
HRH Princess Dina Mired, Director General, King Hussein Cancer Foundation
Local Hospital, Washington D.C. Wednesday
Lance and American Cancer Society?s Dr. John Seffrin will meet with survivors to talk about the importance of sharing your story with others. Sharing your story helps combat stigma and creates a community of support.