Photos from the UN Summit

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Thanks to supporters like you, the power of the LIVESTRONG community came together in New York City this week.

Our faces were seen. Our voices were heard. And world leaders were confronted with the unmistakeable message that cancer is a global crisis, and it is time to Face Up To It.

View photos below from NYC

48 thoughts on “Photos from the UN Summit”

  1. silvia arcuzio says:

    IT’S GREAT TO SEE THAT WHEN PEOPLE GET TOGETHER GOOD THINGS HAPPEN!!!! I’M SO OVERWHELMED BY THIS HUGE STEP TOWARDS HEALING A DREADFUL DISEASE.

  2. Glad to see Livestrong activities in UN summit.
    Long live Livestrong.
    Regards, aminul, Bangladesh

  3. Vivaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Lance Armstrong <3 <3 <3

  4. Linda Greef says:

    Great to be part of the TEAM Linda

  5. I love it when Lance makes shit happen. The world needs him and his convictions. Wouldn’t it be nice if the word cancer was not in our daily vocabulary.

  6. Mike Cummings says:

    Hopefully Lance will urge US representatives to ratify the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. A 10% reduction in tobacco consumption world wide would prevent 30 million cancer deaths over the next generation. It is shameful that the US has not joined with the 174 countries that have already ratified the FCTC.

  7. Yvette Greyling says:

    Hi there, I’m so glad things are going well at the summit. Holding thumbs that all comes true that we are fighting for. Good luck all and tons of luv, specially to Lance for all his good, hard work.

  8. Mitch allen says:

    Dear Heidi Adams, Thanks for what you and Livestrong does. I would like to ask how we can help and how our leaders address the causes of these illnesses? I feel that most of the research is done for the treatment of cancer. Now don’t get me wrong treatment is great but what is being done to reduce the causes? I feel that people are endangered everyday just by breathing in the toxic particulate matter that surrounds us daily. I live in Davenport, Florida and we have organized a committee to stop a Non-Phosphate Mine/Soil Cement Plant in our backyards and I mean literally within 200’ for our properties. This mine will be removing 2.5 million cubic yards of soil/silica sand and mixing these soils with Portland Cement. My concerns are that this site is sandwiched between to residential communities to the east & west and to the north & south are wetlands, flood plains, horseshoe creek, a 42 acre preservation area and many nature wildlife habitats. The mound of “unique soils” as the applicant calls it, is actually part of the Lake Wales Ridge and is a major component in the Florida Fresh Water Aquifer. I believe many of the illnesses that affect some many people are caused by our environment and the poor decisions made by our local officials. This mining operation has been approved by our Polk County Commissioners with a 4-1 vote. Our committee has raised the monies needed to appeal the commissioners’ decision but I would like to ask if you or your staff could possibly give us your input, views, suggestion, etc. to help us stop this operation from moving forward. These communities have residents that already deal with many different illnesses. There are children, families, and seniors not to forget the native wildlife that will be impacted. The silica sand alone will cause cancer in many of our lives but probably not for 10 or 20 years by than these companies will have made their money and be long gone. Leaving us to suffer and pay the price with our lives. Can you PLEASE HELP US with your education, input and suggestions in how we can stop these cancer causes operations from developing in citizens backyards. I truly believe this will reduce the causes of many illnesses. Any advice at all will be great appreciated. Thanks and May God Bless Us All!!!!

  9. Good morning LIVESTRONG :)
    It was my pleasure and honor to participate in such a wonderful cause.

    I wish you all the best is your future endeavors.

    Kind Regards,
    Kathleen

  10. denise evans says:

    well done any future support you need count on us

    regards
    Denise Evans

  11. Dear Livestrong & supporters, Thanks for what you and Livestrong does. I would like to ask how we can help and how our leaders address the causes of these illnesses? I feel that most of the research is done for the treatment of cancer. Now don’t get me wrong treatment is great but what is being done to reduce the causes? I feel that people are endangered everyday just by breathing in the toxic particulate matter that surrounds us daily. I live in Davenport, Florida and we have organized a committee to stop a Non-Phosphate Mine/Soil Cement Plant in our backyards and I mean literally within 200’ for our properties. This mine will be removing 2.5 million cubic yards of soil/silica sand and mixing these soils with Portland Cement. My concerns are that this site is sandwiched between to residential communities to the east & west and to the north & south are wetlands, flood plains, horseshoe creek, a 42 acre preservation area and many nature wildlife habitats. The mound of “unique soils” as the applicant calls it, is actually part of the Lake Wales Ridge and is a major component in the Florida Fresh Water Aquifer. I believe many of the illnesses that affect some many people are caused by our environment and the poor decisions made by our local officials. This mining operation has been approved by our Polk County Commissioners with a 4-1 vote. Our committee has raised the monies needed to appeal the commissioners’ decision but I would like to ask if you or your staff could possibly give us your input, views, suggestion, etc. to help us stop this operation from moving forward. These communities have residents that already deal with many different illnesses. There are children, families, and seniors not to forget the native wildlife that will be impacted. The silica sand alone will cause cancer in many of our lives but probably not for 10 or 20 years by than these companies will have made their money and be long gone. Leaving us to suffer and pay the price with our lives. Can you PLEASE HELP US with your education, input and suggestions in how we can stop these cancer causes operations from developing in citizens backyards. I truly believe this will reduce the causes of many illnesses. Any advice at all will be great appreciated. Thanks and May God Bless Us All!!!!

  12. Quando as massas se unem, tudo é possível… Imagens que inundam NY durante a Cimeira ONU sobre doenças não transmissíveis. Os outdoors mostram, em mosaico, os rostos de milhares de pessoas de todo o mundo, que se juntaram à campanha.

  13. I feel flattered for being part of this cause. I´m sure we all keep supporting all your outstanding efforts. We all BE STRONG!

    Helena Ferreira

    from Portugal

  14. KT McCammond says:

    My husband, who was a triathelete, died just after his 50th birthday from lymphoma. He was diagnosed in March of 2007. Initially, we were told that non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma was not considered a “scary” cancer anywore. That it probably wouldn’t even alter his life span. It altered all of our lives. He braved through multiple chemotherapies (even rollerblading to some at the beginning), a stem cell transplant, and a disasterous trip to MD Anderson. A facility that we were led to believe was the be all and end all of cancer research.
    Chemotherapy leaves the body in such a reduced state that it cannot heal itself. I call out for more research into building up and sustaining the body”s strength during the onslaught of this so called cure. God Bless you Lance for the work you are doing to get this show on the road. My Mac was a big, big fan. You helped him to ride thisdifficult journey. My son and I wear livestrong bracelets and more. Sincerely, KT McCammond

  15. IM A 7 YEAR COLO RECTAL CANCER SURVIVOR I PRAY FOR CANCER CURES FOR ALL

  16. Sheila O'Brien says:

    Endless thanks to Lance Armstrong for continuing to highlight the crisis in cancer and being a voice for those who have none.

  17. ana says:

    you can count with us

  18. susi doherty says:

    I recently lost my beautiful beautiful Rachael (25year old) to Hodgkins lymphoma after an 8year battle. im so sad, miss her so much. We have to do something,all of us to find out why this disease is taking beautiful people like Rachael. Too young too soon too beautiful.

    mum.xx

  19. The photo message is great! If you want to add music to the and support cancer prevention, research, treatment and wellness at the same time, check out the songs on the CD, “The Colour’s Coming Back”, an album of meaningful songs for people living with cancer and their families and friends. For more information visit http://www.cancersupportonline.ca. You can hear some of the songs in their entirety on the album page on Facebook.

  20. Moon Mullins says:

    I have been living with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or CLL for 12 years. I’ve never been treated. This type of cancer is a more “watch & Wait” approach to try and deal with this cancer of the white blood cells.
    Thankfully I have been able to survive 12 years without being treated with chemo. There is a new wave of understanding of in the treatment of cancer. Genetically engineering ones own body chemistry to battle the cancer. This is done by going down to the cell level and making smart bombs(I know’ a bit scarey sounding, but good) to wipeout the cancer in ones body. There is more work to do to make this a more common way of dealing with cancer but this is the way to not have to use just chemo to kill the cancer.
    Thanks to Lance, Livestrong and all our supporters this is the type of thinking that will help all of us to to make the word “CANCER” a word of the past.

  21. patricia hassey says:

    I watched the “flikr” its not POWERFUL ENOUGH…at all, i am a bit disappointed..in the pictures..of what is shown..
    i don’t beleive that you showed enough of any of the “face’s”…they all have real stories..ceo’s of company’s at this time..no..
    whether they give..or not..its not the story
    the story is the PEOPLE
    VERY VERY ..dissapointed in the FLICKR..DISPLAY..SHOULD HAVE GIVEN A LITTLE MORE EXPLAINATIONS..AND LESS,
    ON THE PLAYING FIELD OF THE “PHOTO OPS”

    1. The photos here are of the events that took place on the ground at the UN Summit. Lance, Doug, our partners at other organizations and others took the stories of those affected by NCDs to world leaders. There were many high-level meetings and events, but our purpose was clear- there are 36 million people that will die this year from NCDs. There are 28 million people living with cancer around the world. Something HAS to be done about this. Everyone deserves proper treatment and care. That is what Lance, Doug and the rest were doing in NYC this week.

      As far as the faces in Times Square. For 15 minutes every hour for 48 hours this video played in one of the most populated intersections in the world. The message that there are real people affected by cancer and other NCDs was not lost in this display.

      1. April Rosenlund Ford says:

        Brooke, Thank you, Lance and all the LIVESTRONG Team for what your continue to do to keep the fight to cure cancer in the front, as the real war we need to face. April Rosenlund Ford

  22. lilian de cuba says:

    This is great….now is our turn here in Aruba this comming sunday we will do the ride with the Roses..to support Lance Armstrong….and all the cancer suporters from the Caribean and all over the World. We have a Small Island with a lot of surviverers and supporters…..we watch U close and try to do our best

  23. Gloria (LivingStrong & loving it) says:

    Thanks to Lance Armstrong and the LiveStrong team. I keep losing my friends and family to this dreaded disease. So much time and so many lives have been lost. This has to end.

  24. Linda Hudgens says:

    I am honored to be a part of this cause. Being a cancer survivor myself, Lance was a huge influence in my determination to LIVESTRONG. Many thanks to Lance and LIVESTRONG for the great work in bringing cancer awareness to the world.

  25. Liane says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LIVESTRONG and all that you do. Thank you so much for your fight for all people touched by cancer. You make a difference :-)

  26. Rocio Garcia says:

    Un honor participar en una causa tan noble y con un gran equipo…Gracias por invitarme!

  27. Keri Hakan says:

    How do we know if our photo made it to the billboard if we aren’t in NYC and can’t go look at it?

  28. It’s great to see the gathering of world leaders at the UN. Cancer is ravaging the world, rich and poor people, educated and illiterate are dying; children are not spared. Nigeria, a country richly endowed by God but suffering from endemic corruption and rapacious greed continues to lose precious lives of her people to cancer that is preventable through proper hygiene, efficient public health care system and good infrastructure for quality life and wellness. Africa and Nigeria in particular needs urgent, wholesome intervention, lest corruption, cancer and malaria destroys her.

  29. Hara Karapapa says:

    It was my pleasure and honor to participate in such a wonderful cause!!!!
    Thank you, Lance and all the LIVESTRONG Team!!!!

  30. Chene Brent says:

    Thanks LIVESTRONG – you are the voice of millions of people!! Keep up the good work, we are behind you all the way!

  31. Rania Barrimo says:

    Many thanks to you Lance, it is about time for UN to address Cancer. being a UN staff member for 20 years and having worked with the General Assembly in past years and with humanitarian affairs for many years until cancer hit me hard and made me leave my job overnight, still fighting it with the hope to win this battle and return to my UN.. Just to let you know that with the support of my UN colleagues and the UN system, i am determined to win the battle. Wish you best of luck and am honored to be part of your group.

  32. Jerzy Wieczorek says:

    Jest to na pewno jeden ze sposobów na zwrócenie uwagi ze problem raka jest problemem ogólno?wiatowym ale nale?y szczególnie zwróci? uwag? na kraje biedne, ma?o rozwini?te gdzie walka z ta straszna choroba jest koszmarem dla ludzi spotykaj?cych si? z murem administracyjnym. Brakiem dost?pu do lekarzy, diagnostyki, profesjonalnego leczenia i wsparcia instytucji do tego powo?anych. Dlatego inicjatywa LIVESTRONG ma dla nas chorych na raka ogromne znaczenie. Z wielkim zapa?em organizuje 2 Pa?dziernika LIVESTRONGDAY aby w?a?nie w ma?ych miasteczkach u?wiadomi? ludziom ze przynale?no?? do wspania?ych twórców fundacji Lance Armstronga LIVESTRONG daje sile w pokonywaniu bezsilno?ci i wiar? w pokonanie raka. W krajach Europy ?rodkowo-wschodniej potrzebna jest nam bardzo taka organizacja jak LIVESTRONG mam jednak pro?b? aby zmodyfikowa? form? wp?at na konto fundacji. Forma kart kredytowych nie jest powszechna stad k?opot z wp?atami.

  33. Dave Bartholomew says:

    Dear Livestrong
    I see nothing but hype and ‘dog-n-pony’ shows. If you were making progress, if you were taking money from cancer-cause donations, then you would show progress. It is called ‘before and after’ cause and effect progression. Where is it?
    I am a cancer victim. With questions my doctors fail to take the time to answer to my satisfaction. The effects of cancer, and the side effects of cancer still grows and that is sad. But, is it avoidable? Why is the communications on this subject so very complex and unresponsive? Why can’t you be clear in website announcements? People with cancer have no time for hype, no time for the pretenders.
    Dave Bartholomew at DavidBlaineBartholomew@hotmail.com

    1. Dave-
      We too are impatient. We know the devastation this diseases causes to people, families, communities, countries and the world. That is why we have a two pronged approach here at the foundation. We serve people affected by cancer and empower them to take action against the world’s leading cause of death. LIVESTRONG will continue to serve “in the trenches” every day by counseling people facing treatment and life after treatment, helping them recover physically, teaching healthcare professionals the importance of post-treatment care, giving people the tools they need to preserve their fertility and save them from job discrimination and financial distress. And while we are helping the people fighting like hell, we will be pushing world leaders, governments to stick to what they said they would do. We will hold them accountable as these changes are to be made and we WILL NOT give up until they keep their word. The 28 million affected by cancer deserve nothing less.

      Please consider contacting us. We offer direct one-on-one support to people affected by cancer. We can help. 1-855-220-7777 or online: http://www.livestrong.org/gethelp. We are here for you.

  34. Pleased to be a small part of this.

  35. JAN DUNSTAN, AUSTRALIA says:

    On that dreadful day, 9/11/2001, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. 10 years later I am still fighting everyday. I have undergone four different chemo regimes in that time (2003, 2004, 2006, 2009). My strength comes from the knowledge that Lance and all the wonderful folk at Livestrong are my voice. During the past 10 years I have lost too many “friends” to this dreadful disease. Someone has to be accountable. Lance has been my inspiration and his amazing tenacity drives me to Livestrong everyday. Thank you seems so little.

  36. Barokah Sri Utami /Emmy says:

    When there is a will, there is a way and the best medicine is SPIRIT togetherness to fight cancer

  37. F A N T A S T I C ! – Thank you team for your firm and exciting advocacy on our global lament. If I had been able I would have been right in there with you. You are all awesome and I am in love with your vision and total commitment!! Go team – from jodiesjourney.com

  38. Wayne & Sonia says:

    Thank you Lance and the LIVESTRONG Team, great work you’re all doing and congratulations. My youngest sisiter has bone cancer, too young, like so many, she is only in her mid 40’s (two children), I pray to her angel, never know a miracle might happen. Difficult to know what to do when we live in different countries. Thank you, keep it up.

  39. Michael Jolly says:

    Awesome result team Livestrong. I donated Stem Cells to my brother who had non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was in a very bad way, and he survived. The R & D is working thanks to Livstrong and their passion to find a cure for this horrible disease. The beauty of his survival is that now, I’m also helping them start a family. There is hope. Follow your dreams and listen to your heart.

  40. genie says:

    I’am so glad to see the LIVESTRONG activities all over the globe.. Its doing a great job.

  41. Hank Koppelman says:

    Thanks for the follow up on the activities in NY with the UN leaders. I am proud to have been a supporter of this event and hope to see some positive actions on the part of our world leaders. I will begin stem cell collections from my body next week and undergo a bone marrow transplant in late October – well on the way to a recovery from my 3rd battle with cancer. We will win!!

  42. Tony Wood says:

    World leaders need to open their eyes and look outside of the conventional box to find effective management and cures for cancers. It is vital that the message gets through. I was recently diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma (2.8.11) and given 6 /9 months to live with no form of treatment being offered in the uk.

    There are no developed forms of chemo which are available for this type of cancer other than clinical trials which from what I have read serve more to determine the side effects on the victim of the therapy rather than the usefulness of the drug in defeating the cancer.

    I am currently a patient in the Oasis of hope in Tijuanan Mexico, here I am receiving treatments which are being effective and in the last 2 weeks have seen a reduction in tumour activity and my physical condition has improved remarkably. These treatments are not FDA or NICE approved that’s why I am in Tijuana, the treatments are simple treatments which are not even considered an option by traditional western medical convention as they don’t fit the multi billion dollar industry model.

    Suffice to say I can see and feel the difference they are making and I have great confidence that whilst they may not cure the disease, they are certainly starting to take control of it and as a result I am taking control of my life again.

    I may not live to the 3 score and ten we all at least aspire to, or be “aged 100 in a field of sunflowers in France” but I will certainly live longer than the original prognosis and that will be with a quality of life far surpassing the traditional chemo therapies or the just go home and die therapy I was offered.

    The secret is don’t let what they tell you become self fulfilling, take control.

    I have a reachable goal, to walk back into my UK oncologist on 2nd August 2012 and tell him how wrong he was and that the medical profession, drug companies and governments need to open their eyes and stop the unnecessary suffering they impose on people who trust their word and treatments.

    Cancer when it is cured is a great thing and should be celebrated, but there are alternatives to the current blinkered approach in which people can continue to live with an incurable disease and with a great quality of life.

    I know that I will survive his, the biggest step forward is to not accept that cancer means death! and to find a way of making adjustments and getting the best treatment for your situation to manage the disease, much in the same way that a diabetic manages their disease.

    I am in full support of your campaign please add my name and if useful my testimony to this important approach.

    Kind regards Tony Wood

  43. Ali Al-Ashwal says:

    I am very happy for ungraceful of this great event and live strong always in the front of cancer fighters.
    I am glad to support all event for Live Strong and I wish all the best.
    Dr.Ali Al-Ashwal.
    sana’a
    Yemen

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