When I was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma at age 32, I was completely freaked out. My family was freaked out. It seemed like all we could find was bad news about this terrible disease. But from the moment I found the Lance Armstrong Foundation, I knew they were in it with me?the best possible partner I could ask for in this fight.
After I was denied health coverage thanks to my new ?preexisting condition,? they not only helped me find insurance, but gave me the means to get treated at the No. 1 ranked Cancer Treatment Center in the country. The Lance Armstrong Foundation changed my life. And I?m just one of more than 71,000 survivors they?ve helped navigate a life-or-death fight with cancer. That?s a game-changing accomplishment in my book. I?m so grateful to have them at my side.
This LIVESTRONG Day you can help the them be there for even more survivors like me?everyone who shares a message in support of survivors will trigger an extra dollar donation for the Foundation’s amazing work. Submit a message of support for cancer survivors now?it will automatically post to your Facebook page on LIVESTRONG Day, October 2, and give more survivors a fighting chance.
As I look ahead to more battles with a disease that?s trying to kill me every day, I just want you to know how much it means having supporters like you on my side. Thank you for all you do for the Foundation and for everyone out there fighting like hell against this disease.