Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor, champion cyclist and LIVESTRONG founder and chairman, issued the following statement:
“For 15 years, the LIVESTRONG Foundation has served people and families affected by cancer, especially those in underserved communities. We join Mayor Bloomberg and our partners in the philanthropic community today in their efforts to preserve access to cancer screening for women throughout the U.S. The LIVESTRONG Foundation will add an additional $100,000 to Mayor Bloomberg’s matching challenge for Planned Parenthood’s cancer services fund.
As Dr. King said, “there is no greater injustice than inequality in health care.” Cancer, on the other hand, respects no boundaries. It’s a big, vicious disease that has no regard for race, gender, income or which side of the aisle we call home. Its survivors – 12 million of us throughout the U.S. – deserve every bit of support we can muster. The LIVESTRONG Foundation will continue working to expand access to healthcare as we always have.”
LIVESTRONG CEO, Doug Ulman, will be appearing on MSNBC at 11:20 CST today to discuss our recent donation. Please tune in.