Livestrong moving forward without Lance Armstrong
The Livestrong Foundation is not going anywhere.
That’s the message the charity made during its annual meeting in Chicago on Thursday. The meeting covered several future projects, but also touched on the effect Lance Armstrong’s cheating scandal has had.
“We were deeply disappointed when we learned along with the rest of the world that we had been misled during and after Lance’s cycling career,” Executive Vice President Andy Miller said. “We accepted the apology he made to us to move forward and we remain grateful for what he decided to create and help build.”
Armstrong and Livestrong severed all ties last fall. Armstrong admitted in January that he used performance enhancing drugs. He was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.
The charity claims donations have not slowed down since the Armstrong scandal broke. But $48 million was raised last year, that’s a two or three percent drop from 2011.