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Lance Armstrong Foundation to Welcome Senator John McCain to LIVESTRONG(TM) Cancer Summit
Date:7/14/2008

AUSTIN, Texas, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) is pleased to announce that Senator John McCain will address its members on July 24th at its second LIVESTRONG(TM) Summit.

"Cancer will soon be the number one cause of death in this country and Americans want to know how our leaders plan to combat it," said Lance Armstrong, founder and chairman of the LAF. "Senator McCain has accepted our invitation to talk about his plans to further the fight against cancer and we're very glad to welcome him. Victory against this disease requires a winning strategy and we look forward to hearing Senator McCain's plan to help defend the 560,000 American lives we stand to lose this year alone."

"The work being done by the Lance Armstrong Foundation is invaluable in bringing people together to fight cancer. I am proud to address the second LIVESTRONG Summit that will advance a critical dialogue in how we can better support the heroic work of those striving to find a cure for cancer," said John McCain.

The LIVESTRONG(TM) Summit will take place July 24th through 27th on the campus of the Ohio State University in Columbus and will assemble cancer advocates, health care experts and elected officials from around the nation. Sessions will focus on grassroots guidance for attendees to help combat the disease on local, state and national levels. Featured speakers include Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor, advocate and two-term member of the President's Cancer Panel; America's 17th and most recent Surgeon General Vice Admiral Dr. Richard Carmona; Dr. Harold Freeman, president and founder of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention in Harlem and Senior Advisor to the Director of the National Cancer Institute; and Stefanie Spielman, three-time breast cancer survivor, founder of the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research and wife of former Ohio State University football star and All-Pro NFL linebacker Chris Spielman. '/>"/>

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