February 03, 2012 12:37 ET

LIVESTRONG® Joins Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Philanthropic Partners in Their Efforts to Preserve Access to Cancer Screening for Women With a $100,000 Donation to Planned Parenthood

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Feb 3, 2012) - Today, LIVESTRONG® is joining Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the philanthropic community in their efforts to preserve access to cancer screening for women throughout the United States by donating $100,000 to Planned Parenthood.

Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor, champion cyclist and LIVESTRONG founder and chairman, issued the following statement:

"For 15 years, the Lance Armstrong Foundation has served people and families affected by cancer, especially those in underserved communities. We join Mayor Bloomberg and our partners in the philanthropic community today in their efforts to preserve access to cancer screening for women throughout the U.S. The Lance Armstrong Foundation will add an additional $100,000 to Mayor Bloomberg's matching challenge for Planned Parenthood's cancer services fund.

"As Dr. King said, there is no greater injustice than inequality in health care. Cancer, on the other hand, respects no boundaries. It's a big, vicious disease that has no regard for race, gender, income or which side of the aisle we call home. Its survivors -- 12 million of us throughout the U.S. -- deserve every bit of support we can muster. The Lance Armstrong Foundation will continue working to expand access to healthcare as we always have."

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. Originating with the 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 $450 million for the fight against cancer. For more information, visit

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