Livestrong Invests $1.75 Million to Improve the Lives of People Affected by Cancer in Kansas City


Sporting Kansas City Star Omar Bravo Joins LIVESTRONG as Global Envoy;

LIVESTRONG Names Three Kansas City Organizations as Recipients of Proven Cancer Support Programs
Kansas City, Kansas – June 7, 2011 – Today, LIVESTRONG® declared a $1.75 million venture to enhance the lives of individuals influenced by tumor in Kansas City. LIVESTRONG has likewise enrolled Sporting Kansas City star Omar Bravo as a LIVESTRONG Global Envoy to enable the establishment to spread its message of mindfulness and survivorship to the Hispanic/Latino people group in the U.S. furthermore, Mexico. The declaration was made at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, the principal athletic scene on the planet to champion the disease make that opens awesome exhibition on Thursday, June 9.

LIVESTRONG has high trusts in this stadium and the power it can employ in separating the disgrace that encompasses tumor,” said Doug Ulman, LIVESTRONG president and CEO. “Each ticket acquired will associate tumor survivors here in Kansas City and around the globe to demonstrated disease bolster programs that will enhance their personal satisfaction – an extremely valuable commitment that will proceed long after the amusement is finished.”

Through its association with Sporting Club, LIVESTRONG is arranging a thorough way to deal with develop its engagement with Kansas City by giving motivation and strengthening to zone inhabitants and putting resources into strong and imaginative disease bolster programs in the district. Throughout its five-year assention, LIVESTRONG will team up with associations, organizations, schools and human services experts to:

  • increment access to programs went for enhancing the personal satisfaction for those influenced by disease
  • convey route assets to guarantee the most ideal experience for all individuals with growth with an accentuation on underserved populaces
  • instruct and engage school experts to help understudies affected by malignancy
  • effectively connect with The University of Kansas Cancer Center and the Midwest Cancer Alliance to set up survivorship programs all through the area
  • assess the requirements and encounters of neighborhood malignancy survivors through the LIVESTRONG Survey to distinguish future venture openings and drive strategy
  • make a LIVESTRONG Kansas City Endowment in the measure of $100,000 a year to produce extra income that would be utilized for future interests in Kansas City disease bolster programs

A few Kansas City associations will profit quickly from LIVESTRONG’s speculation including Cancer Action (Overland Park, Kansas), The University of Kansas Cancer Center – Midwest Cancer Alliance (Kansas City, Kansas) and the YMCA of Greater Kansas City.

This week, LIVESTRONG is reporting the finalists of its national Community Impact Project who get a budgetary honor to help duplicate and actualize demonstrated disease bolster programs in their groups. Two associations in the Kansas City locale – Cancer Action and The University of Kansas Cancer Center, Midwest Cancer Alliance – have been chosen to get Cancer Transitions, a program intended to help, teach and enable individuals with malignancy in the transitional period after treatment is finished. The program consolidates bolster gatherings, instruction, sustenance and physical exercise, and in addition tending to other medicinal administration, psychosocial and personal satisfaction issues. The program additionally furnishes survivors with functional devices and assets to detail an individual activity get ready for survivorship past their interest in Cancer Transitions.

As a component of its interest in Kansas City, the YMCA of Greater Kansas City is getting financing to offer LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a physical movement and prosperity program intended to enable grown-up malignancy survivors to accomplish their comprehensive well-being objectives. Members work with Y staff prepared in strong tumor care to securely accomplish their objectives, for example, building bulk and quality; expanding adaptability and continuance; and enhancing certainty and confidence. By concentrating all in all individual and not the infection, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA enables individuals to move past malignancy in soul, brain and body.

As of late, LIVESTRONG has been growing its effort to the Hispanic/Latino people group where tumor is the second driving reason for death and disease rates are anticipated to increment 142 percent by 2030. The disgrace of growth is particularly genuine among Hispanic guys, so the expansion of Bravo, a local of Mexico, comes at a basic point as LIVESTRONG is as of now propelling a crusade in Mexico to end the shame and hush that encompasses the malady.

Bravo joined Sporting Kansas City for the 2011 season and is a standout amongst the most enlivened and cherished players in Chivas Guadalajara history. Bravo is a demonstrated objective scorer who has gotten more than 150 objectives in more than 450 best flight matches for club and nation. He is a veteran competitor who has played in both the 2006 FIFA World Cup and the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

“As a LIVESTRONG Global Envoy, I anticipate loaning my voice to enable LIVESTRONG to spread growth mindfulness and survivorship support to Hispanic/Latino people group in the U.S. furthermore, in my local nation of Mexico,” said Bravo. “I appreciate LIVESTRONG’s endeavors to extend their effort to Hispanic/Latino people group, where the weight of malignancy is developing at a disturbing rate, and interface individuals to the assets they have to battle tumor.”

As a LIVESTRONG Global Envoy, Bravo fills in as a conferred growth advocate who interfaces with constituents and shows unprecedented initiative in the worldwide battle against disease. Bravo gives a voice to the analyzed who endure peacefully. He stands firm against social disgrace appended to tumor and goads grassroots activation. Bravo joins a recognized gathering of growth crusaders who have been welcome to partake in the LIVESTRONG Global Envoy program. His kindred Envoys include: Lillian Dube, Ryan Dungey, Carly Fiorina, Evan Handler, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dhani Jones, Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired, Lorena Rojas, Eric Shanteau, Graham Tatters, Kenechi Udeze and Ethan Zohn.

Fans can get Bravo in the LIVESTRONG Sporting Park opening amusement between Sporting KC and Chicago Fire on Thursday, June 9. Single amusement tickets are as yet accessible at or (888) 4KC-GOAL or individuals can tune in to ESPN/ESPN 2 at 9pm CST.

About LIVESTRONG/Lance Armstrong Foundation

We serve individuals influenced by growth and engages them move against the universes driving reason for death. Made as the Lance Armstrong Foundation in nineteen ninety seventh by tumor beater and bicycle racing winner Lance Armstrong, the association is currently known freely by its capable image LIVESTRONG and is a pioneer in the worldwide development for the benefit of 28 million individuals around the globe having disease today. Known for its notorious bright bracelet, LIVESTRONG has turned into an image of expectation and motivation to individuals influenced by malignancy around the globe. From the beginning, the association has raised over $400 million for the battle against the illness. To have more data, visit