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Part IIn 1997 professional cyclist Lance Armstrong established the Lance Armstrong Foundation presently known as the Livestrong Foundation His approach or their mission statement was the same then as it is today We empower the cancer community to address the unmet needs of cancer survivors To do so we encourage collaboration knowledge-sharing and partnershipLivestrong2012 This foundation started when there was a need that needed to be addressed and they implement a plan to address it In 1996 when Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with testicular cancer he did not know where to go for help information or even support that is where the Livestrong foundation steps in One of their many goals with the help of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC is to create National Action Plans around the world Some of the goals include empowering cancer survivors including their love ones and those around them to educate the public community about diagnosis and treatments to build facilities to help educate the community as well as provide support to conduct research on treatments for cancers and prevention methods Livestrong2013 This foundation has established many programs such as the Anti-stigma campaign Livestrong YMCA as well as the Fertile Hope program which gives support and guidance to individuals with cancer in their reproduction organs Livestrong2013 By collecting money through fundraiser apparel sales such as the bright yellow wristbands through the company Nike and many more the foundation provides funding for research to better treat cancer They also use funding to fund program activities create research brochures and pamphlets with vital information about cancer and functional expenses that allow the foundation to continue runningAccording to the scholarly journal The History and Accomplishments of the LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance the Livestrong foundation has alliance created for adolescents and young adults battling cancer The have established different puzzles of task force that come together to make the big picture of the alliance Include is the
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