Lance Armstrong to race for breast cancer awareness in Canada
Sep 8, 2011
Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France champion and testicular cancer survivor, announced that he will be the lead cyclist for the United Against Breast Cancer bike ride in Calgary, to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Armstrong said he is riding for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation for "its efforts to support breast cancer research, awareness programs, early diagnosis and treatment and an improved quality of life for people with breast cancer."
The ride will have a mix of breast cancer survivors, fighters and those who have been touched by the disease in some way.
"But no matter the ranks of survivors in our peloton today, the reality is that, in one way or another, every single one of us has been or will be affected by cancer in our lifetime – as patients, as caretakers, as loved ones."
According to Armstrong, 445 Canadian women are diagnosed with the disease every week. While BreastCancer.org reports that one in eight women in the U.S. is set to be diagnosed with the disease in her lifetime.