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


  1. This is beautiful, Julie.

    Thanks for posting this ....but i'm not surprised my friend:)


    1. And so do YOU, my friend. :) Hugs to you and your 4-legged "kid."


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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!

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