News & Press Releases

Historic 20th Annual Livestrong Challenge Kicks off Oct. 16

AUSTIN, Texas – October 12, 2016 – Sunday, October 16 marks the 20th straight year that the Austin-based Livestrong Foundation has held the Livestrong Challenge, the city’s largest bike ride, and the only Austin race which begins and ends... Read More

NFL Veterans to go Over the Edge with Team Livestrong

AUSTIN, Texas – August 25, 2016 – Thirteen-year NFL veteran Chris Draft and 11-year veteran Brian Finneran will be rappelling down Atlanta’s Buckhead Tower with Team Livestrong at “Over the Edge” on Sept. 10 to raise funds for Livestrong... Read More

2016 Marathon Relay to Benefit Livestrong

AUSTIN, Texas, August 22, 2016 -- High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, is pleased to announce that Livestrong will once again be the beneficiary for the Marathon Relay. This... Read More

Livestrong and RideAustin Partner to Raise Money for People Affected by Cancer

AUSTIN, Texas – August 22, 2016 – Livestrong has joined RideAustin’s “Round Up” program to raise funds for charities through Austin’s first and only nonprofit rideshare organization. After RideAustin began its service in June, Livestrong... Read More

H-E-B Conquer the Coast

Corpus Christi, Texas - July 13, 2016 - H-E-B Conquer the Coast, South Texas' premiere cycling event, returns for its 13th year on Saturday, September 17th, and for the first time will have a national charity to support in addition to... Read More

Livestrong Fertility Surpasses $30 Million Saved Milestone

AUSTIN, Texas – July 7, 2016 – Livestrong Fertility is dedicated to providing reproductive information, resources and financial support to survivors whose cancer and its treatment present risks to their fertility. Livestrong's program has... Read More

New Livestrong® at the YMCA Commitment Highlighted by White House and National Cancer Moonshot Initiative

AUSTIN, Texas – June 29, 2016 – Vice President Joe Biden highlighted a commitment by Livestrong and YMCA of the USA (Y‐USA) to double the size and scope of the Livestrong at the YMCA program by 2021 to serve 100,000 cancer survivors and to... Read More

Livestrong Welcomes $1 Million Donation from Michigan Couple

AUSTIN, Texas – April 14, 2015 – When Jeri Mulder was just 20 years old, she went through an experience with cancer that she hoped nobody would ever have to face again. 28 years later, she and her husband Jeff will donate $1 million to the... Read More

Livestrong Survey Finds Only a Fraction of Cancer Survivors Receive Survivorship Care Plans

AUSTIN, Texas – June 18, 2015 – A survey distributed by the Livestrong Foundation to 350 cancer survivors this spring revealed that a only small population of survivors are receiving survivorship care plans and treatment summaries from... Read More

Livestrong at the YMCA Program Shows Significant Gains for Cancer Survivor Participants

Chicago, IL – May 28, 2015 – Cancer survivors who participated in the Livestrong at the YMCA program exhibited improvements in physical activity, fitness and quality of life, according to research conducted by Drs. Melinda Irwin of Yale... Read More

Livestrong at the YMCA Surpasses 25,000th Participant Milestone

AUSTIN, Texas – February 4, 2015 – In 2007, the Livestrong® Foundation and YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) began a partnership to promote the importance of physical activity and to make it accessible to cancer survivors throughout the Y’s national... Read More

Livestrong Survivorship Centers of Excellence Network Celebrates 10 Years of Success in Establishing and Promoting Survivorship Study and Programs

AUSTIN, Texas – November 11, 2014 – Following 10 years and $22 million in funding by the Livestrong Foundation to create and support the study of survivorship care, the Livestrong Survivorship Centers of Excellence Network (“the Network”)... Read More

19th Annual Team Livestrong Austin Challenge Kicks off Sunday

AUSTIN, Texas – October 13, 2015 – Regularly participating in triathlons and fundraising for cancer charities were common activities for Amanda Adams. She maintained a healthy diet and rode her bike with her father for years. Although she... Read More

Livestrong Launches the Livestrong Cancer Institutes of The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – August 19, 2014 – The Livestrong Foundation announced today at a press conference on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin that it will be launching the Livestrong Cancer Institutes to create an original model of... Read More

Lance Armstrong to Step Down as Chairman of Livestrong

Lance Armstrong, founder and chairman of Livestrong, made the following announcement today regarding his status as chairman of the cancer non-profit organization’s board of directors:In 1996, as my cancer treatment was drawing to an end, I... Read More