Oct 2, 2009

October 2, 2009 is LIVESTRONG Day

Did you know that when Lance Armstrong received his cancer diagnosis 13 years ago, he didn’t have health insurance? No one should have to battle cancer while worrying about health insurance coverage. That’s why I just signed the LIVESTRONG Action petition, to tell our leaders in Washington that any health reform bill must include two principles:

1. No American should be denied health insurance coverage because of pre-existing conditions.
2. No American should lose their insurance due to changes in health or employment.

Will you join me and sign the LIVESTRONG Action petition? CLICK HERE. The petition will be delivered to Capitol Hill this month as the debate reaches its climax. It only takes a few moments, and it’s a critical message to send to our representatives in Washington:

Thirteen years ago, Lance received his diagnosis for advanced testicular cancer. He was in-between contacts and had no health insurance—and his insurer used his diagnosis as a reason to deny reinstatement. Lance was lucky because one of his sponsors stepped in on his behalf. But not every American is so fortunate.

Our goal is a world without cancer—and the first step is making sure all survivors can get the insurance they need to fight against cancer. It’s not right for insurers to deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions, or to drop people when they get sick and need insurance the most. Will you sign the petition to show your support?


LIVESTRONG Day is October 2, 2009, and we offer 3 ways for you to become involved in LIVESTRONG Day activities:

1. Organize a LIVESTRONG Day event in your community.
Register to host a LIVESTRONG Day event in your community to raise awareness and show your support for cancer survivors and their loved ones in your area.

Once we receive your registration, you will have access to additional materials and ideas to help you plan and execute your event. You also may connect with other local event organizers from across the country to share event planning ideas, advice and support for LIVESTRONG Day.

2. Participate in a LIVESTRONG Day event in your area. Or Search for other events. Many LIVESTRONG Day events are open to the general public. If you are unable to organize an event but still want to be involved, visit our local event calendar to find a LIVESTRONG Day event in your area.

3. WEAR YELLOW and encourage your friends and family to do the same.
Do you have additional questions about LIVESTRONG Day? Read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information.

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