Livestrong Supporters Stand Behind Armstrong
By Katie Colaneri, WBGO News
August 24, 2012
Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his titles and banned from professional cycling by the US Anti-Doping Agency. But supporters of his cancer charity say they’re standing with him.
Before he won his first Tour de France, and six more after that, cyclist Lance Armstrong won a hard battle with testicular cancer.
Now, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, also known as "Livestrong," is one of the most active charities inspired by an athlete.
Brian Dowd is a volunteer Senior Leader for the foundation in New Jersey. He’s also a cancer survivor who says he was moved by Armstrong’s triumph over the disease… not his championships.
“From my perspective, the foundation is a separate part of his life and is single-handedly in my mind, and I think he would say so, the most important part of his life, helping other people fight cancer.”
Dowd says he hopes the public will focus on the war the charity is waging on cancer, and not on Armstrong or the doping charges.
© 2012 WBGO News
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