September 20, 2007 14:23 ET

Lance Armstrong Attends AMD Canada Event, Meets with Coast-to-Coast Against Cancer Foundation

Visit to AMD's Markham location provides opportunity for Lance to meet with Coast-to-Coast Against Cancer founder and kids that have benefited from the organization's support of cancer treatment

MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 20, 2007) - Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD) today announced the visit of seven-time Tour de France winner and cancer survivor, Lance Armstrong, to the company's Markham location. A long-time sponsor of the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team and supporter of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, AMD continues to work with Lance to inspire and empower cancer survivors worldwide. During his visit, Lance took the opportunity to help AMD kick off its annual cancer fundraiser with The Inside Ride charity organization on an employee-driven event, to be held October 12th at the company's AMD Canada headquarters in Markham.

The Inside Ride (, an offshoot of the Coast-to-Coast Against Cancer Foundation, is Canada's first indoor cycling challenge and fundraiser dedicated to raising money in support of children with cancer. In Canada, over 10,000 children and youths are living with some aspect of cancer, and another 1,700 are diagnosed with cancer each year. Proceeds
from The Inside Ride go to support Ontario's three oncology camps for children. This is AMD's first year participating in The Inside Ride and the goal is to raise $30,000, enough to send more than 30 children to camp.

"By supporting this fundraising effort, AMD demonstrates its ongoing support of organizations that help those suffering from cancer face their challenges with hope and optimism." said Lance Armstrong.

As part of AMD's Inside Ride kick-off, Lance also met with a group of children that have attended the oncology camps supported by Inside Ride and its sister organization, Tour for Kids. In just three years, the two organizations have raised in excess of $1.7 million.

"In our history, AMD Canada (formerly ATI Technologies) has continuously given back to the communities that support us," said Adrian Hartog, president of AMD Canada. "We are very excited to support the Lance Armstrong Foundation as well as Canada's own Coast-to-Coast Against Cancer Foundation."

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