Today, the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults announced that Lance Armstrong will race side-by-side with fellow cancer survivors in the third annual Half Full Triathlon on Oct. 7, 2012 in Howard County, Md. Lance plans to take part in the half distance, which includes a .9-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run. He will compete in the cancer survivor wave, beginning at approximately 7:30 a.m.
The Ulman Cancer Fund and Lance have deep ties, dating back to the formation of the Fund. Fund founder and three-time cancer survivor Doug Ulman connected with Armstrong shortly after he and his family created the Ulman Cancer Fund in 1997. After establishing a friendship and sharing a vision for improving the lives of people affected by cancer, Ulman joined Lance in Texas and has served as president and CEO of the Lance Armstrong Foundation since 2007.
Armstrong has been one of the Ulman Cancer Fund’s largest individual donors helping to establish a young adult patient navigation program now being offered in three cancer centers in the Baltimore/Washington, DC Metro area. From 2004 to 2007, the Ulman Cancer Fund was the recipient of three LIVESTRONG community grants supporting educational resources created to support cancer patients and their families.
Read more about the Half-Full Tri here.