ere in Austin, people are very loyal to hometown cyclist Lance Armstrong. As the cycling legend dropped his fight against accusations of drug use, support of the Lance Armstrong Foundation surprisingly increased.
More than $75,000 poured into the charity the day Armstrong made the announcement and was stripped of his Tour de France titles. Chief Executive Officer Doug Ulman responded with a statement that donors respect Armstrong’s decision to move on.
This initial surge in support indicates good things on the horizon for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which is expanding to create cancer counseling centers and more healthy living programming.