50 for 50 Day Fourteen: Livestrong
Thanks for stopping by my 50th Birthday Celebration, Day Fourteen.
Here’s what is going on: because I have everything I need, I am asking people to get involved with charities, if they are so inspired, in honor of my birthday. And in honor of caring humanity and all that good stuff.
I will feature a different charity each day for 50 days leading up to my birthday to give you plenty of chances to get involved. You don’t have to donate or act every day, of course, or at all. But I wanted to give a voice to different good works around the globe. If you ARE inspired to take action, please leave me a comment and let me know that you did. This is all I want for my birthday – to spread some love and kindness. Thank you, my dear friends.
I know that the founder of Livestrong, cyclist and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong has recently been in the news because of the never-ending doping allegations that follow pro cycling around like a bad smell.
What ISN’T controversial, though is the good this organization has done. Over 70 million of those yellow rubber LIVESTRONG bracelets have been sold at $1 each, raising money that went for cancer research and to help those with cancer.
From their website: We empower the cancer community to address the unmet needs of cancer survivors. To do so, we encourage collaboration, knowledge-sharing and partnership.
Then, we develop evidence-based solutions to address both the common and unique problems survivors are facing around the world.
Just check out the website for the many programs and resources they offer. No matter what you think about Lance and his cycling career, this is an organization that does a lot of good.
Previously featured organizations:
United Through Reading
The Liz Logelin Foundation
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Kids Vs Global Warming
Help a Mother Out
Direct Relief International
Accelerated Cure for Multiple Sclerosis
Women for Women