MEDIA ALERTLance Armstrong to Announce Global Cancer Initiative and Plans for2009 Cycling Season at Interbike Trade Show
WHAT:Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France champion, will hold a pressconference at Interbike, North America's largest cycling trade show.
WHEN:Thursday, September 25 at 9:00 a.m. in conjunction with the InterbikeInternational Bicycle Expo. (Press confrence is for working media only.
WHERE:Venetian Ballroom J near the upper lobby of the Sands Expo andConvention Center (201 Sands Avenue, Las Vegas),
*WHO/WHY:*During his upcoming Wednesday, September 24th press conference in NewYork City at the Clinton Global Initiative, Armstrong will discuss hisGlobal Cancer Initiative. The following day at the Interbike pressconference, Armstrong will detail plans for his 2009 return toprofessional cycling, including team, partial schedule and developmentprogram.In a statement released earlier this month by Lance announcing his plansto return to the road, he said, "I am happy to announce that aftertalking with my children, my family and my closest friends, I havedecided to return to professional cycling in order to raise awareness ofthe global cancer burden. This year alone, nearly eight million peoplewill die of cancer worldwide. Millions more will suffer in isolation,victims not only of the disease but of social stigma. After the passageof Proposition 15 in Texas, a $3 billion investment in the fight againstcancer which is helping to make this disease part of the nationaldialogue in America, it's now time to address cancer on a global level."For more information, please visit www.livestrong.com/lance2009<http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001CR-Bmkb7TJIUePfbUGpT69lSr6HCkUdT9gmhs4KTlN3hVto2YFOxM5DrqH-VC0AC30yqnoGcTaHf8Xe4n7R9phsV1JDSSnVtdmqhx_oU9XJhsc6Eo1R2VCauqb_V6Og9>.