Statement from Doug Ulman about the USADA’s proceeding against Lance Armstrong

AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwire – Jun 13, 2012) – Today, Lance Armstrong Foundation President and CEO Doug Ulman issued the following statement regarding the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s proceeding against Lance Armstrong, the Foundation’s creator and chairman:

„The Lance Armstrong Foundation’s mission is to serve people living with cancer. As founder and chairman, Lance has worked tirelessly for 15 years to further the fight against the world’s leading cause of death and empower its survivors.

„Our hearts go out to Lance and his family as they face what can only be a very frustrating and difficult time as a result of USADA’s actions.

„Lance’s courage in speaking out about cancer — when many athletes would have kept silent — helped spark a global change in how the disease and its survivors are perceived. Lance created a foundation to serve the financial, practical and emotional needs of cancer survivors before winning a single Tour de France. Through his dedication and persistence on behalf of the foundation and its mission, nearly $500 million has been raised to serve cancer survivors and their families.

„We are incredibly proud of his record as a highly effective global cancer advocate and enormously grateful for his generosity as our biggest contributor. Nothing will change that. We remain steadfastly supportive of Lance, a champion for cancer survivors everywhere.“