News & Press Releases

New Study: Financial Hardship Among Cancer Patients Linked to Less Medical Care

Austin, TX – September 12, 2017 – A new study based on data gathered by Livestrong shows a link between cancer patients’ debt burden and the level of medical care they receive.In 2016, Matthew Banegas, PhD, and his colleagues used... Read More

Livestrong Day Pays Tribute to “Cancer Warriors” Across the World

Austin, TX – May 19, 2017 – In celebration of Livestrong Day, and as part of its 20th anniversary, the Livestrong Foundation will honor all those affected by cancer on Friday by commemorating its iconic yellow wristband, which has been a... Read More

Livestrong Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Launch of Honor 5K/10K

Austin, TX – April 27, 2017 – In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, the Livestrong Foundation – a global leader and pioneer in cancer patient survivorship – announced today the launch of The Livestrong Honor 5k/10k, which will take place... Read More

Livestrong joining Sean Swarner’s ‘Mission of Hope’ to the North Pole

AUSTIN, TX – In April, 2017, Sean Swarner will be journeying to the North Pole, making him the first cancer survivor to complete “The Explorer’s Grand Slam,” consisting of summiting the seven highest peaks and both poles – all with only... Read More

Livestrong and Eli Lilly and Company Honor Clinical Trials Participants

Austin, TX – On March 10, the Livestrong Foundation will host an unveiling reception for The Hero’s Journey Art, an art installation created by sculptor John Magnan in collaboration with Eli Lilly and Company to honor clinical trial... Read More

Livestrong Calls for Applications to One Voice Against Cancer Lobby Day in Washington, DC

On June 5 - 6, the Livestrong Foundation will be participating in an annual lobby day in Washington, D.C. alongside members of the coalition One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC). We are accepting applications from Livestrong supporters who want... Read More

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