At age 25, Lance Armstrong was one of the world's best cyclists. He proved it by winning the
World Championships, the Tour Du Pont and multiple Tour de France stages. Lance
Armstrong seemed invincible and his future was bright.
Then they told him he had cancer.
Then a combination of physical conditioning, a strong support system and competitive spirit
took over. He declared himself not a cancer victim but a cancer survivor. He took an active
role in educating himself about his disease and the treatment. Armed with knowledge and
confidence in medicine, he underwent aggressive treatment and beat the disease.
During his treatment, before his recovery, before he even knew his own fate, he created the
Lance Armstrong Foundation. This marked the beginning of Lance's life as an advocate for
people living with cancer and a world representative for the cancer community.
Lance Armstrong's victories in the 1999-2005 Tours de France are awe-inspiring, but the
battle against cancer has just begun-not just for him, but for all cancer survivors and people
just like him who think cancer could not affect them. He plans to lead this fight, and he
hopes that you join him. This is a life he owes to cancer. This is his choice to live strong.