Sunday, June 24, 2012

Join CURES ROCK! & Team LIVESTRONG in Austin!

Join CURES ROCK! and
TeamLIVESTRONG in Austin!
The CURES ROCK! Run Team is headed to the LIVESTRONG Austin Half/Full Marathon in February 2013! (In celebration of Julie's 3 year remission re-birthday on 09-09...come join the endurance adventure and fundrasiing in the fight against cancer!) To sign up, click here for the Cures Rock Team page.

Please support our team as we make a difference in the battle against cancer through our participation with Team LIVESTRONG. You can support the team by donating to LIVESTRONG and/or you can join our Cures Rock team, hit the pavement with those running shoes, and meet us in Austin!

LIVESTRONG serves people affected by cancer and empowers them to take action against this disease that is now the world's leading cause of death. LIVESTRONG has become a symbol of hope and inspiration to the 28 million people affected by cancer around the world.

LIVESTRONG inspires and empowers people affected by cancer and believes that unity is strength, knowledge is power, and attitude is everything.
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Friday, June 15, 2012

What was Lance Armstrong Doing During His Races? Fighting Cancer.

Since the USADA seems so keen on knowing what Lance Armstrong was doing during his races at the Tour de France, I thought I'd show the world:

Lance was actively engaged in the fight against cancer.
(As he has been since he was first diagnosed in 1996.)

I am not trying to make light of this USADA matter, but I also want to ensure the picture stays balanced.  During the 2009 Tour de France, Lance was focused on his love of sport and his passion to fight cancer. Who can forget the Nike LIVESTRONG Chalkbot? Lance dedicated stages of that TdF race to cancer fighters around the world, and was kind enough to dedicate one of those stages to me (a.k.a. Cures Rock).

Boston Marathon
When I found out about the video, I was curled up on my couch feeling sick from my treatments and frustrated.  In about 2 seconds, I was crying and cheering. His support -- and the support of my family, friends, coworkers and blog/twitter followers -- became a push to get through my 3rd cancer battle so I could run more marathons and live my life. And, Lance was right. I am now cancer-free as of 09-09-09 and did head back to run the Boston Marathon in 2010 with Team LIVESTRONG.

San Diego for LIVESTRONG
I am grateful to Lance as a person. He is an inspiration to me. Separate from that, but equally amazing, is the Lance Armstrong Foundation that has supported me in every step of my cancer fight, treatments and survivorship. It is why I continue to volunteer for that organization as the San Diego Leader for LIVESTRONG. I believe in them and their mission. I implore all my readers not to let the news affect the way you think about the charity that is helping the 28 million people around the world fight cancer.

CURES ROCK! Thanks, Lance! We support you.
(If you'd like to support Lance, there are two petitions you can sign: There are two petitions going around as well. One was started by Mary E. (Click here for storyand one that was started on the US Government's petition page, click here. 

Lance's video dedication from the TdF 2009:

Stage 2 Dedication: Julie Westcott -- powered by

Friday, June 8, 2012

Prop 29 - Our Fight Against Cancer Continues!

The Prop 29 voting is NOT finalized. The absentee ballots are still being counted in this dead even race in CA...and that gap is closing. You won't want to miss this 4min video from the Rachel Maddow show -- and tell us what you think about the corporate spending that went into this one prop in the past few months. Do you hate cancer? We do.

And, check out LIVESTRONG's Blog today, too.

CURES ROCK! (Cancer and Big Tobacco do not.)

Monday, June 4, 2012

YES on Prop 29 in CA - Vote Tomorrow!!!

With less than 12 hours to go until the CA voting polls's time to continue to spread the word: Vote YES on Prop 29. 

Help stop children from smoking and help fund cancer research. This is our chance CA to make a difference in the health of our state. Game on, Big Tobacco --- CA cares about the health of our state! Don't forget to get out an vote tomorrow -- YES ON PROP 29 -- CURES ROCK! (Cancer and Big Tobacco do not.)

For the latest, check out the LiveSTRONG blog summary at this link:
Also, don't forget to follow the Twitter feeds of LIVESTRONG (@LIVESTRONG) and Californians for a Cure (@Yeson29) -- and spread the word. We *CAN* make a difference!!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Lance Armstrong's "Tour de France" Dedication to Julie

A great reminder that I had armies of support beside me in my fight. (Thanks, Lance!) Even with the recent media, this video isn't about the bike...but the fight against cancer. LIVESTRONG!

Stage 2 Dedication: Julie Westcott -- powered by

Guinness World Record Broken to Fight Cancer

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Donate & fight to kick cancer to the curb!

500 Miles. 17 days. 2 States. 1 Mission to Cure Cancer.

500 Miles. 17 days. 2 States. 1 Mission to Cure Cancer.
January 1 - 17, 2010
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