SOURCE: Lance Armstrong Foundation

January 27, 2010 23:54 ET

LIVESTRONG® Responds to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address

"I will not walk away from these Americans and neither should the people in this chamber. Don't walk away. Not now. Finish the job for the American people. Let's get it done." - President Obama on Americans' demand for a just and affordable health care system

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - January 27, 2010) - Tonight, LIVESTRONG released the following statement from its President and CEO Doug Ulman, a three-time cancer survivor, regarding President Barack Obama's State of the Union address:

"Tonight, President Obama renewed the drive for comprehensive health care reform, calling for a reexamination of the plan on the table but opening the door for other options."

"The cancer community doesn't care about the method, whether it's piece by piece or in an omnibus bill. What we care about is change that creates affordable care and an end to unethical practices by insurers that wreak havoc on our lives."

"The President made clear that he's heard our call for reform and will continue to make a just, affordable system a priority."


Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong and based in Austin, Texas, LIVESTRONG fights for the 28 million people around the world living with cancer today. LIVESTRONG connects individuals to the support they need, leverages funding and resources to spur innovation and engages communities and leaders to drive social change. Known for the iconic yellow wristband, LIVESTRONG's mission is to inspire and empower anyone affected by cancer. For more information, visit

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