Lance on Tour
Lance talks about his work with the LAF
Austin Chronicle: What do you think was the key to the rapid success of the LAF?
Lance Armstrong: Great support from the community and a wonderful staff, and perhaps the success of me and my teammates on the bike brought more attention to the illness and the foundation.
AC: When you were sitting around that table at Z'Tejas with Bill Stapleton, John Korioth, and Bart Knaggs back in 1996 talking about creating a foundation, did you ever imagine that the LAF would raise $22 million in a year?
LA: No, I thought we would be lucky if we raised $22 a year. But it was not about that it was simply about something that I thought had to be done and hopefully something that would affect at least one life.
AC: When you retire from racing, do you think you will be more involved in the day-to-day operations of the LAF?
LA: Absolutely. I look forward to getting off the bike and being involved on a daily basis in all aspects of the foundation.
AC: What does "Live Strong" mean to you personally?
LA: Live Strong embodies this whole notion of living life to the fullest, attacking each minute, yet being focused enough to take it all in.