The LIVESTRONG Challenge has been LIVESTRONG’s landmark event for two decades. To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the event and make it the absolute best it can be, we want it to have a monumental impact on our mission; however, it can’t have that kind of impact without your help. That’s why we are making it easier than ever for you to support our programs and services by offering a matching gift opportunity!
Chris Draft and Brian Finneran will rappel down an Atlanta midrise with Team LIVESTRONG to raise funds for people affected by cancer
AUSTIN, Texas, August 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Thirteen-year NFL veteran Chris Draft and 11-year veteran Brian Finneran will be rappelling down Atlanta’s Buckhead Tower with Team LIVESTRONG at “Over the Edge” on Sept. 10 to raise funds for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.
In July Gyros Cycling Club hosted their 5th annual Velo4Yellow ride benefiting LIVESTRONG. This year’s charity ride had 415 riders and raised $10,000 to support LIVESTRONG cancer programs – bringing Velo4Yellow’s 5 year total to $30,000! Amazing. We caught up with Dave Brown from Velo4Yellow to hear more about this impactful community fundraising event.
The 2016 LIVESTRONG Challenge is coming up on October 16, 2016. Starting in downtown Austin, participants can ride 20, 45, 65, or 100 miles on routes through the Texas Hill Country, or head out for the 5k run/walk. Here are five things you don’t want to miss out on this 20th anniversary year:
I’ve taken on a good share of charity challenges over the years including marathons, multi-day running events and more Speed Golf tournaments than I can remember. But “Going Over the Edge” in Atlanta this September fills me with more trepidation than any fundraiser that has come before.
A fear of heights + rappelling down a 20 story building = a very nervous Greg!
In 2009 I was diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer. I was told I would immediately need a radical hysterectomy and five weeks of radiation and four cycles of chemotherapy. While I was in the middle of complete shock, my oncologist advised I should think about preserving my eggs or embryos before surgery. If she hadn’t mentioned this, I doubt it would have crossed my mind. I was in survival mode at that time. She sent me to a fertility doctor right away.
I was told that RAGBRAI was hard to put into words, that it was just something you needed to experience in order to understand. I don’t think you can fully grasp the magnitude of 35,000 people riding 420 miles on their bikes across the state of Iowa for 7 days until you see it in person.
At LIVESTRONG, we focus on three important areas: serving individuals, building communities and changing systems. Throughout the month of August we will be sharing real stories from people who have been helped in these areas by LIVESTRONG.
You’ll hear from Wendy, who faced a cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment that would mean she might lose her ability to have children.