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    Lance Armstrong Foundation to Raise Awareness in Washington, D.C.,
    Asks Advocates Across U.S. to Wear Yellow to Support People Living with Cancer

    AUSTIN, Texas - June 6, 2005 - On Wednesday, June 8, Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) advocates will be in Washington, D.C., to meet with Members of Congress and their staffs, asking for their commitment to eliminating cancer death and suffering by 2015 and to providing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cancer survivorship programs with critical resources to help people with cancer live strong.

    LAF volunteers and staff will encourage their Members of Congress to sign the 2015 Letter in support of the Bush Administration's goal of eliminating cancer death and suffering by the year 2015, which was established by the National Cancer Institute.

    In addition, LAF advocates will encourage legislators to support the CDC's Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, which aims to reduce cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality through prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation and palliation, as well as the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center, which helps people with cancer address the physical, emotional and practical challenges of their survivorship experience.

    The LAF is asking all Americans to wear yellow on June 8 to show support for the advocates on Capitol Hill and all people living with cancer. For Lance, yellow is the color of hope, courage, inspiration and perseverance - as well as the color of the leader's jersey in the Tour de France. On June 8, LAF staff, board members, supporters, cancer survivors and advocates across the country will wear yellow to raise awareness for the 10 million Americans living with cancer today.

    Supporters can wear a yellow item of clothing or purchase a $1 yellow LIVESTRONG wristband. As a tribute to Lance Armstrong's inspirational fight against cancer and his historic attempt at a sixth Tour de France win last year, the LAF and Nike launched the Wear Yellow Live Strong campaign in 2004. To date, more than 48 million wristbands have been sold. All proceeds support the LAF's advocacy, education, public health and research programs.
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    What a coincidence. Here in the Uk- right now, June 8th, I am watching a tv documentary on Channel 4 about a 19 year old's experience of tc. I am half way into it and it has been very insightful as it documents the young man's journey from diagnosis, through chemo. It is great that something like this on on prime time tv and I am finding it very hard hitting, emotional and inspiring. My hubby is at work, but has asked me to video it so I will watch it again with him.

    'I just want to be like everyone else, normal. I don't want the cancer to make me different but I am'. Quote from tc survivor.