About Speaker Lance Armstrong…
One of the world’s best cyclists by the age of 25, Lance Armstrong’s competitive nature helped him confront late stage testicular cancer that had spread to his abdomen, lungs and brain. In 1997, he established the Lance Armstrong Foundation, now known by its powerful brand – LIVESTRONG® – to serve people and families affected by cancer. He returned to cycling and became the record-holding seven-time winner of the Tour de France.
A leading advocate for cancer survivors, Lance was appointed to serve on the President’s Cancer Panel, an advisory group that reports directly to the President, and represented cancer survivors worldwide at the United Nations this September.
Under Lance’s leadership, LIVESTRONG has raised more than $400 million for survivor services and advocacy and was instrumental in the passage of Proposition 15 in Texas, an initiative that allocated $3 billion for the fight against cancer and created the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Lance is a father of five and splits his time between Austin and Aspen.