Armstrong-founded cancer charity Livestrong says `will survive`

Armstrong-founded cancer charity Livestrong says 'will survive' despite doping scandal

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 01, 2013 08:40 hrs

The cancer-fighting charity of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has said it will survive despite the negative fallout of the doping scandal which forced Armstrong to step down from the foundation.

According to Livestrong Operations Head Andy Miller, the foundation will survive because it has an unique role and conducts meaningful work, which has made it too great to stand for any answer, Sport24 reports.

Miller said that Livestrong's success is based not on Armstrong, but on their patients and cancer survivors, who approach a cancer diagnosis with hope, courage and perseverance, adding that the foundation will help these people overcome their challenges and trauma and help them bounce back stronger and more impactful than ever.

Miller further said that Livestrong, which has raised more than 500 million dollars and served 2.5 million cancer-affected people, hops to expand its services for directly helping more than 15, 550 cancer survivors a year.

He added that Livestrong also hopes to expand the use of its self-navigating tools like a calorie and exercise tracker to 1.5 million users a year.

Armstrong founded Livestrong in 1997 after he underwent chemotherapy to overcome testicular cancer that had spread to his brain and other parts of his body, the report added. (ANI)

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