In light of the USADA's summary of testimonial evidence, and not wanting it to affect the organization in any negative way, Lance has stepped down as chairman of Livestrong - the charity he started in 1997.
As always, this site has been about support. Guilty or innocent, Lance has inspired and had a positive influence on the lives of thousands of people, including the hundreds of millions of dollars raised to fight cancer.
The real crime here is how the media and USADA has taken an international hero and brought him to his knees. Lance has done more good in his lifetime than any of us could even begin to do and this shouldn't be forgotten. Every person who has been inspired by this man should speak up and keep his light burning.
Featured Message of Support
Michele Nelson Bass, Esq.
“You will always be a HERO in my book. You won your 7th tour the day that my husband was supposed to die while on a ventilator in the MICU of UCLA Medical Center from Bleomycin Toxicity chemo for Hodgkins Lymphoma. We had the tour on the tv in the hospital room -- and THAT was the day my husband had a turn around. I am convinced he heard us yelling with excitement telling him you WON-- and that if you can do it -- so can he!
He, like you, is a miracle. He was not supposed to live and yet he did and he is thriving. We live in Aspen. He is a crazy bike fan and we watched every single stage of all 7 of your Tour wins. We have your photos in our house of you winning in Paris and display them proudly. We met you with our son, Max, in 2007 at The Hub bike store in Aspen. Charlie Tarver is our mutual friend, and I will NEVER FORGET your true concern and kindness for my husband - Raifie -- who after the bleo had to survive a stem cell transplant and did! You were loving and sweet to our then 7 year old - and took pictures with both in the bike shop with you and your bike. You are sincere. I watched the documentary tonight of the "Lie" and truly felt nothing but compassion for you. I thought it did a good job of explaining the psychology behind the decision to "win at all costs." I am confident that you will again be a part of Livestrong -- and will go down in history as the greatest bike racer of all time. Maybe we will cross paths out on our bikes this Summer! We always thought it was so cool to see you in your yellow and black blasting up Maroon Bells or Castle Creek. God Speed to you and your family."
We Support You Lance!
Lance Armstrong is currently the focus of a high profile investigation of alleged doping incidents during his cycling career. These allegations could potentially strip him of his accomplishments as a seven-time Tour de France winner. In the last few months Lance has endured a public display of the prosecution's findings, no matter how unreliable the sources. Every week even the smallest details are being leaked to the papers and internet.
In the meantime, he is still recovering from serious injuries suffered during the last Tour de France. All of this has weakened Lance, both mentally and physically.
We aren't looking for money, and Lance has no involvement in this website. His guilt or innocence is not what is being addressed here. We're appealing to the millions of Lance Armstrong fans all over the world - it's time that this international hero gets some support when he needs it most!
You can help in two ways:
Display the Lance Support Badge
Display a LANCE SUPPORT Badge prominently on your websites and social networking pages to show your support for Lance Armstrong through this difficult time. This simple bike avatar will remind Lance of the strength and fortitude that is still very much a part of his fiber.
Negative press seems to spread effortlessly across the media, but we're suggesting people invest their energy spreading a positive message instead. What better cause than a living legend who has actually used his fame to make the world a better place?
Lance is one of the few remaining national heroes, and no one can deny his amazing story and the good he has done.
Just a Few Highlights:
To date, over $325 million for cancer research and programs to assist cancer patients has been raised through his Livestrong Foundation. The sale of over 55 million Livestrong bracelets and his various cycling campaigns have helped to promote cancer awareness.
His success in the Tour de France with seven record-breaking wins has contributed to both the popularity of the event, and the sport of cycling as a whole.
This was all achieved after recovering from testicular cancer that had spread to his lungs, abdomen, and brain. Lance claims he owes his current success to his fight against cancer.