Lance Armstrong to visit Edmonton in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer
Foundation - Prairies/NWT Region

EDMONTON, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - Cancer survivor and seven-time Tour de France champion, Lance Armstrong, will be making his first visit to Edmonton in August 2010 to support the work of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) - Prairies/NWT Region.

Armstrong's two day visit, August 25th - 26th, will aim to raise vitally important funds and awareness for breast cancer.

"I'm looking forward to visiting Edmonton shortly after the Tour de France," says Armstrong, "especially since I'll be there to help out the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and its work against this devastating disease."

As the leading national volunteer-based organization dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation works collaboratively to fund, support and advocate for relevant and innovative breast cancer research, meaningful education and awareness programs, early diagnosis and effective treatment, and a positive quality of life for those living with breast cancer.

"We are so proud to announce Lance Armstrong's involvement again with the Foundation, and we are incredibly appreciative of his support," says CBCF-Prairies/NWT Region CEO, Trish Bronsch. "To have arguably one of the most well known and influential cancer advocates in the world visit Edmonton as a supporter of the CBCF is truly an honour."

More details concerning the two-day visit by Lance Armstrong will be announced as plans are developed.

To learn about corporate partnership opportunities with the CBCF for the Lance events, please contact Heidi Bedard at 780-452-1166 or email hbedard@cbcf.org

SOURCE Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

For further information: For further information: Tracy Sopkow, Director, Marketing & Communications, CBCF - Prairies/NWT Region, T: (780) 452-1166, E: tsopkow@cbcf.org


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