Any DFW folks planning on doing this? I just got an email from them today.
Can you keep a secret? We hope not! Because of your past commitment to helping people affected by cancer, the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) wanted you to be among the first to know the details of the 2007 LIVESTRONG Challenge and we're counting on you to help spread the word. We'll kick off this year's Challenge in Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 25-26 before heading to Portland, Ore., on Sept. 29-30. The events culminate with a joint Challenge and Ride for the Roses celebration in Austin, Texas, Oct. 12-14.
Though we won't officially kick off the 2007 LIVESTRONG Challenge until March, you can register now and get a head start on your fundraising efforts.
Speaking of fundraising, you set the bar very high last year, bringing in a combined total of $10 million to support the more than 10 million American cancer survivors. Today we challenge you to do even more! And because we believe in action, we've accepted the challenge, too. Based in part on your feedback, we've made some pretty big changes to improve your experience.
First, by reducing the number of locations this year, our limited staff can focus resources on providing you with an event that leaves you transformed - energized, inspired and empowered to make a difference. We purposely chose geographic locations that are easily accessible from across the country.
Second, we've streamlined the event activities. You'll still have the multi-distance ride options, but now runners and walkers will team up for a community 5K so athletes of all skill levels - and even those undergoing treatment - may participate.
As before, all Challenge participants pay a one-time $50 event registration fee. This year we've reduced the minimum fundraising level for cyclists to just $250 and eliminated it altogether for walkers and runners. Of course we encourage everyone to set high fundraising goals that are equally challenging and rewarding.
And, we've saved the best news for last: Lance is coming! He was so inspired by your hard work and commitment in 2006 that he doesn't want to miss out. He's making plans to participate in each Challenge city.
We're excited to get things started for the 2007 LIVESTRONG Challenge and look forward to having you on our team. We hope you are, too. Go ahead and register now. Interested in volunteering? Volunteer opportunities will be available three or four months prior to the event. Stay tuned for more details.
See you at the finish line.
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