Lance Armstrong to Speak About Cancer Survivorship at Centennial High
Event is scheduled the day before he competes in the "Half Full" Triathlon at Centennial Park.
Do you have a question for Lance Armstrong? Well here's your opportunity to ask it.
Lance Armstrong will speak in a panel discussion at Centennial High School about cancer survivorship on Oct. 6 where he will field questions from the audience, the day before he is set to compete in the Half Full Triathlon at Centennial Park in Howard County.
The controversial athlete and well-known cancer survivor will discuss why he decided to race in the Half Full, which is sponsored by the Ulman Cancer Fund and dedicated to raising funds to help young adults fighting cancer
"This week I am celebrating 16 years of cancer survivorship," Armstrong said in a statement. "It used to be good enough for someone to merely survive cancer regardless of their quality of life. At the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Ulman Cancer Fund, our expectations are much greater. We want to help people thrive after cancer."
Two weeks ago it was announced that Armstrong would compete in the Half Full Triathlon in Howard County, a move that garnered both attention and controversy. Due to Armstrong's appearence in the race, the event was de-sanctioned by USA Triathlon because of the biker's lifetime ban in events governed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's (USADA) rules.
Race organizers said Armstrong's appearance has created more interest in the race.
"We have seen over 300 new race registrations, an increase in volunteer participation, and an unprecedented level of excitement within our community of supporters and cancer survivors around the positive work of [Ulman Cancer Fund]," sand the fund's president and CEO Brock Yetso, in a statement.
The speaking event, Lance Unplugged, will also feature Doug Ulman, president and CEO of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, as well as other cancer advocates. Armstrong will answer questions from the audience as part of the panel, according to a statement about the event.
Tickets for the event, which takes place from 6-7 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Centennial High School in Ellicott City, cost $50 for 1 ticket and $75 for 2 tickets. All proceeds from the ticket sales will support Ulman Cancer Fund programs, according to the Fund.
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