Date: Saturday, August 22, 2009 - Sunday, August 23, 2009
Location: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
The Lance Armstrong LIVESTRONG Challenge (cycle, run, walk) was held in Blue Bell Pennsylvania, Saturday, August 22, 2009 and Sunday, August 23, 2009.
Over 6,500 people, including many cancer survivors, participated in this years Challenge. Penn Medicine Honorary co-chairs Craig B. Thompson, MD - Director, Penns Abramson Cancer Center and John Maris, MD - Chief, Division of Oncology at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, led the thirty member Penn team which contributed over 10 thousand dollars to the 3.5 million raised in total. Penns Living Well After Cancer Program hosted a power stop where thousands of cyclists, stopped to rest and refuel.
The LIVESTRONG Challenge is the Lance Armstrong Foundation's signature fundraising event which benefits the Lance Armstrong Foundation and Penn's LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence Living Well After Cancer Program for adults and childhood cancer survivors. Penn's Living Well After Cancer Program is the only LIVESTRONG Cancer Survivorship Center of Excellence in the region. This status reflects our excellence in clinical care, research and education for adults and childhood cancer survivors.
Click below for Survivorship Stories of Abramson Cancer Center patients:
Survivors of adult cancer can develop a LIVESTRONG CARE PLAN powered by Penn Medicines OncoLink . The LIVESTRONG Care Plan helps you develop a "survivorship care plan" detailing the medical consequences you may face as a cancer survivor. The plan is individualized based on the answers you provide in a brief questionnaire. Develop a Survivorship Plan today.