One the night that my friend Jeff begins his third round of chemo which involves a new drug – which we hope is the “silver bullet” for which we’ve been looking; I have dedicated a page to Jeff Gustafson at LIVESTRONG Action.
This page is a part of the world’s largest dedication book that LIVESTRONG Action will use to pressure world leaders to do more to fight cancer. Can you add your name to my dedication page? It’ll only take a second, and you can help me reach my target of 25 dedications.
Please click here, it only takes a second: http://www.livestrongaction.org/node/153809
Lance Armstrong dedicated his ride in the Tour de France to the fight against cancer. And after the race, he’ll send this dedication book – with your signature – to world leaders and pressure them to make cancer a priority in their own countries. It’s our best chance to push for better treatment, more funding for cancer research and access to care for everyone around the world.
But if people like us don’t stand up, these leaders won’t pay attention.
Will you check out my dedication page? Jeff Gustafson inspired me to take action – hopefully he’ll inspire you to do the same: http://www.livestrongaction.org/node/153809
In a video Lance Armstrong mentions that in the 1200+ days he was in retirement, over 27 million people died from cancer. 27,000,000+ mothers, fathers, sister, brothers, cousins, uncles, aunts, sons and daughters. A few were folks in my life.
Did you know that Lance rode with Team Astana for free (something that the Kazakhstan owned team didn’t really understand)? He drew no salary. He rode to keep attention on ending cancer in our lifetime. After riding anywhere from 100-nearly 200 miles a day in the Tour de France he did speaking engagements bringing as much attention to beating cancer as possible. He just just rode the Tour of Ireland this past weekend, doing the same things in the evening – keeping the cause alive.
Yes, I am a huge fan of the man, on and off the bike. This cause needs as much attention as possible so more research money is devoted to the cause. Enormous progress has been made in cancer research but there much more needed.