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August 04, 2011 14:20 ET

LIVESTRONG® Again Named One of America's Best Places to Work

LIVESTRONG® Lands at #41 on Outside Magazine's Fourth Annual "Best Places to Work" List for 2011

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 4, 2011) - Today LIVESTRONG was named to Outside Magazine's fourth annual "Best Places to Work" list. LIVESTRONG was ranked No. 41 out of 50 selected companies. This is the second consecutive year that LIVESTRONG appears on the list. The full list and related story will be published in the September issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands August 16, 2011.

"Every day I come to work with a sense of urgency and an intense passion for what we do at LIVESTRONG," said President and CEO Doug Ulman. "As a three-time cancer survivor, I know the 90 people I work with are committed to the mission LIVESTRONG was founded on -- to advocate for survivors -- and that's why LIVESTRONG is the best place to work."

LIVESTRONG is the brand of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, created in 1997 by the cancer survivor and champion cyclist to serve people living with cancer and empower communities to take action. Behind the scenes at LIVESTRONG is a lean staff of 91 employees. These employees are united by a common bond -- to advocate for cancer survivors everywhere. In 2009, LIVESTRONG contributed to the revitalization of East Austin, an underserved part of the city, by renovating the old Gulf Coast Paper warehouse and making it their first permanent home.

This spring, the LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation Center, co-located at the foundation's headquarters, opened with a special open house for the Austin community. The LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation Center serves anyone affected by cancer -- whether the person is battling cancer themselves or is a loved one, friend, health care professional or caregiver of someone diagnosed. The Navigation Center strives to improve access to all available support systems ranging from information and education to financial assistance and family support.

About LIVESTRONG/Lance Armstrong Foundation
LIVESTRONG serves people affected by cancer and empowers them to take action against the world's leading cause of death. Created as the Lance Armstrong Foundation in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the organization is now known publicly by its powerful brand -- LIVESTRONG -- and is a leader in the global movement on behalf of 28 million people around the world living with cancer today. Known for its iconic yellow wristband, LIVESTRONG has become a symbol of hope and inspiration to people affected by cancer around the world. Since its inception, the organization has raised more than $400 million for the fight against cancer. For more information, visit LIVESTRONG.org.

About Outside Magazine
Outside is America's leading active lifestyle magazine, with over two million readers a month. For more than 30 years, the magazine has covered travel, sports, adventure, health and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment and the style and culture of the world outside. Along with receiving many other accolades, Outside is the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence. Visit the magazine online at www.outsideonline.com.

About the Best Companies Group
Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country to establish and manage "Best Places to Work," "Best Companies" and "Best Employers" programs on a national, statewide and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

About the Outdoor Industry Association
Founded in 1989, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the premier trade association for companies in the active outdoor recreation business. OIA provides trade services for over 4000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry. Outdoor Industry Association seeks to ensure a healthy and diverse specialty retail and supply chain based on quality, innovation and service. To this end, OIA works diligently to raise the standards of the industry; increase participation in outdoor recreation to strengthen business markets; provide support services to improve member profitability; represent member interests in the legislative/regulatory process; promote professional training and education; support innovation; and offer cost-saving member benefits. Search for outdoor-industry jobs is at OIA's career center: www.outdoorindustry.org.

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