Monday, October 30, 2006

Livestrong Summit, continued

This was a fantastic experience. The stage was decked out and everybody seemed to have a great time. Being surrounded by 800+ other survivors, caregivers, medical professionals and advocates made for an inspiring weekend. I even met several other young people with thyroid cancer.

The star of the show and namesake to the foundation... who really is as attractive in real life as he is photogenic. Lance was laid-back and just right cocky, which I guess you'd have to be to win the Tour 7 times, not to mention put together an army to start a revolution to eradicate cancer from 1 out of 3 Americans.

Excellent speakers... including Lance himself, Steve Case, Jim Collins, Elizabeth Edwards, John Kerry, Mike Milken, Andy Miller, Dr. Antonio Novello, and several other survivor-advocates who returned to talk about the programs they started in their communities.

This morning I'm going to email pictures to people that I met while at the Summit. Today at work I plan on shooting off some emails to test the waters about starting a support group.

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