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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.

What would you ask Lance Armstrong? - Tell us in the comments.

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MG42 October 01, 2012 at 06:47 PM
I have a question for Lance: should we continue to wear the yellow cheatstrong bracelets or burn them in disgrace? Thanks!
LahKnee Nay October 01, 2012 at 07:20 PM
How judgmentalof you, regardless of the accusations against him - and they are accusations - he is still a cancer survivor!
Tom October 01, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Exactly- The guy just got tired of fighting the accusations, to him the fight against cancer is more important than the titles. "I am in the group that believes Lance Armstrong, the most tested athlete in history, is an American hero both on and off a bicycle. He's 40 years old, and this agenda-driven agency, that doesn't even have jurisdiction in world bicycling, vowed to pursue him forever. He said he's tired of playing in their little game. I have the utmost respect for Armstrong, and contempt for the ego-consumed wonks at USADA."
Christopher George Dick October 01, 2012 at 09:00 PM
why did you make you name H.R. Pufnstuff? is it because you don't want your friends and family to know how much of a jerk you are? regardless of the accusations against him - and they are accusations - he is still a cancer survivor!
MG42 October 01, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Lance would fight the accusations if he was innocent. He was king cheater in a sport filled with cheaters. People desperately wanted to believe his unlikely dominace in his sport having survived cancer, but it was all an illusion. It's sad, really. Every comment in support of Lance is one rationialization after another. "Oh, he did a lot for cancer" and such. Yeah, but he's still a cheater.
Heather October 02, 2012 at 12:46 PM
He may or may not be a cheater but that has nothing to do with this cause. Armstrong has raised so much money for cancer research and he should be applauded for that. What he did while riding in all of those tours has nothing to do with raising money for something that could affect you or a family member. I for one am thankful he is dedicated to a cause that affected him and affects millions of people everyday. So I will wear his yellow bracelet and be proud to support a cause that I hold close to me.
number9dream October 02, 2012 at 01:36 PM
He's a great role model. Cheating to get ahead is a value we should instill in all of our impressionable youth.
Cotojo October 02, 2012 at 02:31 PM
you who throw the first rock! your evidence must be on the rock?! A bunch of Puf
Beth Harbinson October 02, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Will always support The Ulman Cancer Fund but I am certainly not attending this event - boycotting everything related to his Howard County visit.
Cotojo October 02, 2012 at 02:35 PM
READ THIS FIRST - DON'T LISTEN TO "BIG BROTHER" Don't let them tell you who to judge!!! http://www.forbes.com/sites/trevorbutterworth/2012/08/28/the-kafkaesque-trial-of-lance-armstrong-a-former-federal-prosecutor-on-the-us-anti-doping-agencys-disregard-for-due-process/
Kris Metzger October 02, 2012 at 03:45 PM
FYI, here is the link where you can purchase tickets to the event: https://halffulltri2012.kimbia.com/lanceunplugged
number9dream October 02, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Interesting article. There are many parallels to cases in the MLB steroid scandal. I'm a baseball fan and a fan of many of the players implicated in the scandal. Despite his denials I think Rafael Palmeiro used steroids. I believe where we differ is that I accept the fact that athletes are human and make mistakes. Lance Armstrong is no different, but many people (apparently including you and he) won't admit it. Denial is a bummer.
number9dream October 02, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Also, I have a question. If forbes.com isn't "BIG BROTHER", then who is?
Cotojo October 02, 2012 at 09:21 PM
That's almost like saying George Orwell is also the "BI BRO" because he wrote the book. Also , just because we're all human, doesn't mean everything we do is flawed and that flawed logic doesn't mean Lance is guilty or not. Read the article, In this country, one of the things we fight and have fought and died for , that we are innocent until proven otherwise.
Cotojo October 02, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Roger is still playing baseball .......how about that.....
number9dream October 03, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Ok, ok I give up. You win. I'm not going to believe everything "BIG BRO" tells me. "BIG BRO" has been telling us for years that Lance Armstrong has cancer. Hmmm...
number9dream October 03, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Roger who?
Extraordinary October 04, 2012 at 05:43 AM
"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever" Lance Armstrong has had more challenges and faced more difficulties, than most people. And with his pending and imminent court case ruling it doesn't look like these adversities will cease soon. Lance Armstrong is a fighter, a survivor a champion, a inspiration while at the same time he is still a very human hero. Isextraordinary Information with Inspiration
Luke October 07, 2012 at 03:04 AM
True. I don't even care that he cheated/doped. All the tour contenders did during Lance's 7 wins. I just wish he'd admit it. Tom, and others......if you understand cycling, how can you possibly believe he didn't dope!? do yourself a favor and read Tyler's book......The Secret Race. Luke
Ann Delacy October 11, 2012 at 12:33 AM
This article came out today in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/11/sports/cycling/agency-details-doping-case-against-lance-armstrong.html?hp
number9dream October 11, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Was there ever any doubt? Truly?
Ann Delacy October 11, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Not for me after all evidence was revealed.
number9dream October 11, 2012 at 11:18 AM
What say the Lance Armstrong apologists now? <crickets chirping>
number9dream October 18, 2012 at 12:31 AM
http://www.theonion.com/articles/lance-armstrong-lets-down-single-person-who-still,29313
MG42 January 15, 2013 at 12:26 PM
Cheatstrong, Lance!!!

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