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LIVESTRONG
2201 E. Sixth Street
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: 877.236.8820
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We empower the cancer community to address the unmet needs of cancer survivors. To do so, we encourage collaboration, knowledge-sharing and partnership.

Then, we develop evidence-based solutions to address both the common and unique problems survivors are facing around the world.

1996
At age 25, Lance Armstrong is one of the world's best cyclists, winning the World Championship, the Tour DuPont and multiple Tour de France stages.

On October 2, he is diagnosed with advanced testicular cancer which spread to his abdomen, lungs and brain. Lance declares himself a survivor—not a victim—and takes an active role in educating himself about his disease. Armed with knowledge, support and confidence in medicine he undergoes aggressive treatment and beats the disease.

1997
Lance establishes the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF).

The LAF hosts its inaugural fundraising cycling race.

1998
The LAF awards its first research grant.

The LAF hosts its inaugural fundraising gala.

1999
In one of the greatest comeback stories of all time, Lance wins cycling's most grueling race less than three years after being diagnosed with cancer. By accomplishing what most thought was impossible, Lance inspires cancer survivors around the world.

The LAF establishes the Founder's Circle for donors who give $500,000 and more.

The LAF establishes its grassroots fundraising initiative with 150 participants.

2000
The LAF funds cancer survivorship programs at Cook Children's Medical Center in Ft. Worth, TX, and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

2001
The LAF awards its first community program grant to Wonders and Worries in Austin, Texas.

2002
The LAF launches its community program to fund survivorship programs in Central Texas.

Lance is appointed to the President's Cancer Panel.

2003
The LAF's community program expands nationwide and funds programs focused on physical activity, adolescents/young adults and survivorship education.

The Lance Armstrong Foundation Endowment is established.

LIVESTRONG.org is launched as an online resource for cancer survivors.

The LAF receives a five-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address cancer survivorship in medically underserved populations.

2004
The LAF launches LIVESTRONG SurvivorCare.

The LIVESTRONG wristband and Wear Yellow Live Strong campaign begin.

The LAF's community program begins focus on palliative and end-of-life care programs and awards first multi-year grants.

The LAF awards its first Young Investigator research grants.

The LAF releases the National Action Plan for Cancer Survivorship with the CDC.

The LAF hosts the inaugural Community Program Conference, Building a Community of Hope.

The LAF receives a Four-Star Charity Navigator ranking, with more than 80 percent of LAF expenses invested in mission-related activities and grants.

The LAF hosts its inaugural LIVESTRONG Day.

The LIVESTRONG Survivorship Notebook is introduced.

The LAF establishes its national partnerships program with other leading cancer organizations.

2005
The LAF sells more than 55 million wristbands.

7,200 grassroots fundraisers raise more than $7 million for the LAF.

The LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence Network is established with five centers and 15 community affiliates.

The LAF hosts the LIVESTRONG Ride in Portland.

The LAF hosts the LIVESTRONG Gala in New York City.

The LAF reaches out to underserved populations through the Living After Cancer Treatment brochure series.

The LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance is established.

The LAF awards $500,000 to assist survivors affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Lance wins the Tour de France a record-breaking seventh time in a row.

2006
The LAF hosts the inaugural LIVESTRONG Summit.

Four additional populations are added to Living After Cancer Treatment brochure series.

The LAF releases the report, Closing the Gap: Research and Care Imperatives for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute.

100 cancer advocates from all 50 states in Washington, D.C., and participants in more than 120 local events across the country, urge Congress to make funding for cancer research and programs a national priority on LIVESTRONG Day.

Launches the LIVESTRONG Challenge with runs, walks and rides in five cities across the nation.

2007
LAF expands LIVESTRONG Day activities with 200 cancer advocates from all 50 states and more than 250 local LIVESTRONG Day events across the country.

Leads Texans to Cure Cancer efforts to mobilize communities across Texas to pass Proposition 15, a constitutional amendment up to $3 billion in state general revenue bonds to fund cancer research, prevention, early detection and control programs; Proposition 15 is the largest state-level investment in cancer research and prevention ever made.

Distributes more than 34,500 LIVESTRONG Survivorship Notebooks to cancer survivors.

Expands the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence Network with the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania and the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Survivorship clinic opens at the Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin, Texas.

LAF publishes the LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Progress Review Group Implementation Report and Action Plan

Distributes more than 261,000 Living After Cancer Treatment brochures

Staff presents 10 oral sessions/posters and distributes information about the foundation at more than 20 health care-related professional conferences.

Holds the first-ever LIVESTRONG Presidential Cancer Forum, where six candidates from both parties pledge to renew the war on cancer and to make cancer a national priority.

2008
620 grassroots events are held across the country on LIVESTRONG Day.

Lance testifies before Senator Ted Kennedy's Senate Health Committee in support of comprehensive cancer legislation.

Lance joins the four past Surgeons General to announce a National Call to Action on Cancer Prevention and Survivorship.

Second LIVESTRONG Summit held in Columbus, Ohio, including the LIVESTRONG Presidential Town Hall on Cancer.

On a nationally televised event, Lance asks Senators McCain and Obama to name three specific things they would do to fight the disease. Both candidates respond. Both presidential candidates release cancer plans for the first time in history.

Lance announces his return to professional cycling.

2009
The Lance Armstrong Foundation begins going by the name LIVESTRONG.

LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Campaign launches and travels around the world, from Australia to Mexico to Italy throughout the year.

Lance rides in the Tour of California, Tour Down Under, Milan-San Remo, Giro d'Italia, and other races, including the Tour de France, where he places third.

The Campaign culminates in the landmark 2009 LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit, which brings together more than 500 world leaders, corporations, non-governmental organizations and advocates who are all working to reduce the burden of cancer in their own communities.

2010
Cancer becomes leading cause of death around the world.

Nearly 350,000 votes are cast and awards are given to 60+ organizations with the first-ever LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project.

LIVESTRONG Global Anti-Stigma Campaign launches with a pilot campaign in South Africa through culturally relevant and targeted messaging.

Survivorship Centers of Excellence Network five-year goals achieved establishing survivorship as a component of care at network sites.

The LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation Center opens its doors in Austin, offering free one-on-one services to survivors, their family, friends and caregivers face-to-face. The Center is modeled in part on the patient navigation concept pioneered by board member Harold P. Freeman, MD.

More than 1,100 grassroots LIVESTRONG Day events are held in 65 countries.

LIVESTRONG and the American Cancer Society release the joint report, Global Economic Cost of Cancer, which shows that cancer has the most devas¬tating economic impact of any cause of death in the world, costing the global economy nearly a trillion dollars a year.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA expands to now reaches survivors at more than 80 YMCAs in 40 cities.

Successful advocacy actions include passage of Smoke Free San Antonio, protection of federal cancer funding through One Voice Against Cancer Coalition and more than 400 new advocates are trained on how to share their cancer stories and raise awareness for LIVESTRONG.

Parade Magazine, circulation 74 million, dedicates an issue to cancer survivorship based on the LIVESTRONG Survey for Post Treatment Cancer Survivors launched in 2006. LIVESTRONG also launches How Cancer Has Impacted Your Life: A LIVESTRONG Survey.

Feedback is gathered from 10,000 individuals on electronic health information exchange and results are shared at ASCO, on LIVESTRONG.org, at the Biennial Survivorship Cancer Conference and by clinical oncology journals.

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