Lance (@lancearmstrong) inspires me and likely all of you. His dedication to fighting cancer is unwavering and intense. Much like the way he rides his bike. Seeing his passion, his resilience, and his conviction, there is something each of us can learn from him and apply to our own lives.
It has been a thrill to see him absolutely rocking the Tour this year. He and Team Astana are are in the driver's seat of one of the most exciting races in history. So, as Lance gears up for what will be the most important final stages of the race, I know he will be looking to many of you for your inspiration and strength.
I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to head to France for the last few stages of this year's Tour. I feel very grateful for the chance to be there with so many amazing people from Livestrong (@livestrong) including the foundation's leader, Doug Ulman (@livestrongceo). In that light, I thought I would share part of this good fortune with all of you.
Are you fighting cancer right now? Is someone close to you? Are you a survivor? Has Lance inspired you in some way? Well, write down your story! Put it in a letter and email or scan it and email it to me, and I will personally deliver it to Lance before the most important and grueling stage of the race -- Mount Ventoux. I have no doubt your thoughts, feelings, and good wishes will help push him along that ride.
So, here are the details:
Simply mail whatever you want me to share with him to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime, show your support for all that Livestrong does by the following:
2) Sign the World Cancer Declaration over at Livestrong: Livestrong Cancer Declaration
3) Put a Livestrong bracelet on your Twitter picture: Livestrong Bracelet for Twitter
4) Tell some friends about all of this and get the word out. This is a winnable fight.
Thanks, everyone, and good luck to Lance, Astana, and all of you!