Friday, August 20, 2010

Livestrong Day, “The Carolinas Care” Event

On LIVESTRONG Day, October 2, 2010, Livestrong Groups from SC will meet up with Livestrong Groups from NC at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC for a day of demonstrating living strong after cancer. Upstate residents are invited to come along with Livestrong Upstate SC for a day of Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Adventure Course, Zip, Mega Jump, Mountain Biking, (Bike Rental included) and much more to celebrate survivorship and proving there is life during and after a cancer diagnosis.

LIVESTRONG Day is the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s (LAF) one-day initiative to unite people affected by cancer in raising awareness of cancer issues in communities across the world. Livestrong North Carolina Leader, Sally Nix and myself as leader of Livestrong Upstate South Carolina decided to unite the Carolinas for this year’s Livestrong Day Event.

Cancer kills more people globally than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined and has been determined this year to be the leading cause of death. Our event is one of 1000 local LIVESTRONG Day events to be held across the world in an effort to build a grassroots movement to drive social change and make cancer a global priority.
On Saturday, October 2, 2010, Livestrong Day will be celebrated at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC. (U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28214) From 10:00am to 5:00pm, at a discounted price of $40, You will have the opportunity to participate in the variety of challenges the Whitewater Center has to offer as often as you would like within the time scheduled for the event. Lunch will not be provided but there is a restaurant and market on the premises with great options.

“Participating in LIVESTRONG Day is important to me as a survivor of two different stage four cancers. I know that we can overcome this disease with a determined attitude, a tenacious mindset”, and unwavering faith. “It is an honor to have the opportunity to support cancer survivors and encourage people in the Upstate of South Carolina to unite together to end the needless death and suffering from the disease that 28 million people are fighting today.”

LIVESTRONG Day 2010 will create a global day of action in the cancer fight one person, one act and one location at a time. October 2, 2010, the anniversary of Lance Armstrong’s cancer diagnosis, represents a day of challenge and hope.

Mayor Roberts and Governor Sanford have provided Livestrong Upstate SC with Proclamations stating October 2, 2010 as Livestrong Day.

To learn more about LIVESTRONG Day, visit

About the Lance Armstrong Foundation
At the Lance Armstrong Foundation, we fight for the 28 million people around the world living with cancer today. There can be – and should be – life after cancer for more people. That’s why we kick in at the moment of diagnosis, giving people the resources and support they need to fight cancer head-on. We find innovative ways to raise awareness, fund research and end the stigma about cancer that many survivors face. We connect people and communities to drive social change, and we call for state, national and world leaders to help fight this disease. Anyone anywhere can join our fight against cancer. Join us at You can join our local grassroots movement, Livestrong Upstate SC by visiting: