The LIVESTRONG Foundation, founded by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong to support cancer research and provide services to those battling the disease, announced this morning that it will deliver a “major State of the Foundation” speech at 11 a.m. (CST) Thursday.
Foundation President and CEO Doug Ulman’s speech, to be delivered at the LIVESTRONG Foundation Assembly in Chicago, will be livestreamed athttp://www.livestream.com/livestronghq.
Ulman’s speech will detail the embattled foundation’s achievements, progress and plans for the future, as well as lay out the most urgent challenges facing the cancer and medical communities in addressing the needs of the 14 million Americans living with cancer today.
On Jan. 22, just days after his interview with Oprah Winfrey, Philanthropy Journalexamined the impact of Armstrong’s admission that he knowingly took banned performance enhancing drugs during his stellar career, which included a record-setting seven consecutive victories at the Tour de France. He stepped away from the foundation’s day-to-day operations last October amid growing criticism.