Today, May 16, is national LiveStrong Day. Lance Armstrong and advocates from across the country are preparing to descend on our nation’s capital and demand change from our elected officials. They will announce The Cancer Screening, Treatment and Survivorship Act of 2007. It is a bold step toward applying what we already know in order to save hundreds of thousands of lives. Please visit the LiveStrong Day website, and on that page you will see a link to contact your representatives in Washington DC. It takes less than a minute to do.
A year ago on LiveStrong Day Sandy was walking down the halls of Stanford Medical Center, one day after her second brain surgery (see the May 2006 archive link at left). I can still feel her arm in mine as we walked around in our yellow Livestrong shirts, exhausted but happy, knowing she had gotten through the surgery alright. I will think of that day — and feel her strength and determination, always with an amazing sense of humor through it all — and keep going.
Help us with the fight against cancer, and also help those engaged in their own personal battle with the disease, by going to our “LiveStrong Challenge” link at the left — and join our team, or make a donation to one of our team members. Thanks, and…