Originally Posted by Usta Bee
(SRAM just dropped him as a sponsor too)
Armstrong is STILL racing...he just did a Superfrog triathalon in September, and he has a bike race he'll be at in Colorado coming up.
The sponsors are dropping Lance, but still giving money to Livestrong, which he started. The purpose of Livestrong is to "promote awareness of cancer". I read that Lance gets $150,000 in speaker's fees for each Livestrong function he attends. Livestrong's got a 15th year anniversary dinner tonight...tickets start at $5,000....a table is $10,000....and donations go up to $100,000.
So as long as long as Lance keeps "Promoting awarness of cancer" he keeps making money off all the suckers that donate to the Livestrong foundation.
Me ?...I'd skip Livestrong and give the money to another cancer charity.
I'm not sure what "cancer awareness" is, but I'm pretty sure most people know about it. They don't give money to cancer research.
Lance is a bad seed who used it to his benefit... He probably would have made a great mob boss.