Cancer research focus of Armstrong’s visit

When five-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1996, he felt he was given a death sentence.

“I felt hopeless,” he said. “But I quickly learned from my doctors, thanks to cancer research, new treatments were available that weren’t around just 10 years before. I’m alive today thanks to the people who participated in cancer research before me.”

On Oct. 11, Armstrong will embark on an unprecedented 3,200-mile journey across America with a team of cancer survivors, physicians, caregivers, healers, advocates and research-ers who share the mission of helping future generations move closer to the ultimate goal — a cure.

As part of the bike tour, Armstrong will make an exclusive appearance for the Siteman Cancer Center from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park.

He will talk at noon about his experience with cancer and the debt he feels to the patients before him who participated in cancer research.

Shuttles will run from the Euclid Avenue depot on the Medical Campus to the World’s Fair Pavilion from 10:45 a.m.-noon. Return trips back to the Medical Campus will begin at 12:20 p.m.


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