FOUNDATION INFORMATION & CANCER STATISTICS
Foundation provides free cancer support services to help people cope with the financial, emotional and practical challenges that accompany the disease. Created in 1997 by cancer survivor and philanthropist Lance Armstrong, the Foundation is known for its powerful brand – LIVESTRONG
– and for its advocacy on behalf of survivors and their families.
- Raised more than $500 million to support cancer survivors and served 2.5 million people affected by cancer
- Sold and distributed more than 87 million yellow LIVESTRONG wristbands in partnership with Nike
- Invested 82 percent of each dollar raised directly in programs, initiatives and advocacy efforts that support people affected by cancer
- Recognized as one of the most highly-rated cancer non-profit organizations in the U.S.
- Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity seal holder
- Completed National Health Council’s Standards of Excellence Certification Program
- Rated four out of four stars by Charity Navigator
- A- -rated by American Institute of Philanthropy
- Ranked as one of the top three cancer organizations by Philanthropedia
- Raised $48 million to support programs that serve people affected by cancer through more than $23.4 million in contributions from more than 116,000 donors worldwide
- Supported more than 15,000 people affected by cancer in person, on the phone or online through free cancer support services, including financial assistance, emotional counseling, fertility preservation and treatment options
- Saw an 11 percent increase in new client intake over 2011
- Saved clients nearly $6 million in health care expenses
- Trained nearly 48,000 health care professionals on current cancer practices and trends
- Completed successful anti-stigma campaign, Comparte tu Historia, in Mexico garnering more than 120 million broadcast media impressions
- Expanded the “LIVESTRONG at the YMCA” program, which helps adult survivors of cancer transition into a healthy post-treatment life at 133 YMCA locations in 40 cities
- Developed new cause marketing partnerships with car2go, UMB/Visa, Facebook and FTD
- Invested $1.4 million to bring proven cancer support programs to 90 sites across the U.S. through the Community Impact Project
- Committed $500,000 to a three-year initiative with the Union for International Cancer Control to expand global access to essential medicines and technologies
The Foundation’s 2013 budget is $38.4 million, a 10.9% reduction from 2012. The Foundation’s overarching priorities for 2013 are strengthening current programs, expanding services and reaching more people, particularly in low-income and minority communities. Plans include:
- Expansion of free cancer support services to improve access to care for people in Travis County, Texas with a transportation program that provides free rides to and from cancer-related medical appointments
- Releasing results of the 2012 Cancer Survivor Survey on the needs of cancer patients and announcing how the Foundation will help get them the resources they need
- Focusing on how implementation of the Affordable Care Act will – and should – affect people impacted by cancer
- "The NonProfit Times" 50 Best NonProfits to Work for in 2010
- "Outside" Magazine's Best Places to Work for 2010
- "Austin Business Journal's" Best Places to Work 2010
- "Austin American Statesman" Top Workplaces 2010
- Central Texas' Healthiest Employers 2011
- "The NonProfit Times" 50 Best NonProfits to Work for in 2011
- "Outside" Magazine’s Best Places to Work for 2011
- "Austin Fit Magazine’s" “Best of” Health + Fitness Poll 2012: Best NonProfit Focused on Fitness
- "The NonProfit Times" 50 Best NonProfits to Work for in 2011
- Central Texas' Healthiest Employers 2012
Global Cancer Statistics
U.S. Cancer Statistics
- In 2010, cancer became the leading cause of death worldwide
- Cancer currently claims nearly 8 million lives around the world each year
- Cancer takes more lives than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined
- Cancer accounts for one in every eight deaths worldwide.
- In 2008, an estimated 12.7 million people were diagnosed with cancer
- 28 million people around the world are living with cancer
- One-third of all cancer incidents are preventable and 40% are treatable with early detection and proper resources
Texas Cancer Statistics
- 14 million Americans are living with cancer
- More than 1,500 Americans die every day from cancer
- Number of new cancer cases projected for 2012: 1,638,910
- Number of cancer deaths projected for 2012: 577,190
- 51 million Americans are uninsured & 16 million more are underinsured
- Cost of cancer in the US $226.8 billion; $103.8 billion for direct medical costs (total of all health expenditures) and $123.0 billion for indirect mortality costs (cost of lost productivity due to premature death).
World Cancer Report Information
- An estimated 105,000 Texans will be diagnosed with cancer this year
- 36,770 Texans will die from the disease this year
The burden of cancer doubled globally between 1975 and 2000. It is estimated that it will double again by 2020 and nearly triple by 2030. This translates to far greater numbers of people living with - and dying from - the disease. Low- and middle-income countries will feel the impact of higher cancer incidence and death rates more sharply than industrialized countries. The projected numbers for the year 2030 are 20-26 million new diagnoses and 13-17 million deaths. The growing cancer burden includes global increases of incidence of about one percent each year, with larger increases in China, Russia, and India. Reasons for the increased rates include adoption of Western habits in less developed countries, such as tobacco use and higher-fat diets, and demographic changes, including a projected population increase of 38 percent in less developed countries between 2008 and 2030. In addition to increases in cancer incidence and death rates, the report identifies challenges in cancer care, especially in Africa, where pain management and palliative care are very limited because any use of narcotics is prohibited by law in several countries.
Global Economic Impact Studies
One of the most important announcements from the 2009 LIVESTRONG
Global Cancer Summit was the first-of-its-kind Global Economic Impact Study report, which details the global cancer burden in economic terms. This landmark report estimates the total economic burden of new cancer cases is $305 billion in 2009. The report was researched and prepared by the Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by LIVESTRONG
In August 2010, LIVESTRONG
and the American Cancer Society released a landmark report showing that cancer has the single greatest economic impact from premature death and disability of all causes of death worldwide and costs the global economy nearly $1 trillion a year.
LIVESTRONG Foundation Boilerplate
The Foundation provides free cancer support services to help people cope with the financial, emotional and practical challenges that accompany the disease. Created in 1997 by cancer survivor and philanthropist Lance Armstrong, the Foundation is known for its powerful brand -- LIVESTRONG
-- and for its advocacy on behalf of survivors and their families. With its iconic yellow LIVESTRONG
wristband, the Foundation has become a symbol of hope and inspiration around the world. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised more than $500 million to support cancer survivors and served 2.5 million people affected by the disease. For more information, visit LIVESTRONG
We believe in life.
We believe in living every minute of it with every ounce of your being.
And that you must not let cancer take control of it.
We believe in energy: channeled and fierce.
We believe in focus: getting smart and living strong.
Unity is strength. Knowledge is power. Attitude is everything.
This is LIVESTRONG
We kick in the moment you're diagnosed.
We help you accept the tears. Acknowledge the rage.
We believe in your right to live without pain.
We believe in information. Not pity.
And in straight, open talk about cancer.
With husbands, wives and partners. With kids, friends and neighbors. Your healthcare team. And the people you live with, work with, cry and laugh with.
This is no time to pull punches.
You're in the fight of your life.
We're about the hard stuff.
Like finding the nerve to ask for a second opinion.
And a third, or a fourth, if that's what it takes.
We're about preventing cancer. Finding it early. Getting smart about clinical trials.
And if it comes to it, being in control of how your life ends.
It's your life. You will have it your way.
We're about the practical stuff.
Planning for surviving. Banking your sperm. Preserving your fertility. Organizing your finances. Dealing with hospitals, specialists, insurance companies and employers.
It's knowing your rights.
It's your life.
Take no prisoners.
We're about the fight.
We're your advocate before policymakers. Your champion within the healthcare system. Your sponsor in the research labs.
And we know the fight never ends.
Cancer may leave your body, but it never leaves your life.
This is LIVESTRONG
Founded and inspired by Lance Armstrong, one of the toughest cancer survivors on the planet.
2201 East Sixth Street
Austin, TX 78702
- Built in 1952 Original Site of Carpenter Paper Company
- Former site of a lumber yard In the 1990s, the property was bought and used by Gulf Coast Paper
- LIVESTRONG purchased from HRA Realty in January 2008 Square Footage 30,000 total square feet 5,000 square feet reserved for LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation Center, which opened in 2010
- 1,200 square foot Community Conference Center
- 950 square foot exercise room for LIVESTRONG Employees
- 1,100 square foot multi-purpose room with a variety of seating options. Will house a 128” viewing screen and full audio/video functions
- Building includes 7 state-of-the-art conference rooms
- Lake Flato (San Antonio, TX)
- The Bommarito Group (Austin, TX)
- General Contractor SpawMaxwell (Austin, TX)
How to get involved?
- Skylights to provide more natural light Energy efficient air-conditioning and heating systems that reduce energy consumption by 30%
- More than 75% of the material from the remodeled building is reused in the site
- Low flow and reduced flow efficient toilets and water faucets
- Native, low water use vegetation and landscaping
- Modern energy efficient monitoring systems to maximize use of energy
- Green and environmentally friendly materials used in all paints, finishes & coatings
- Will use environmentally friendly cleaning contractors using only certified green building products
- Pest control and landscaping to incorporate green building standards
- Designated parking spaces for energy efficient vehicles
- Modern facilities and collection systems to ensure the LIVESTRONG recycles appropriately (paper, glass, plastic, etc.)
- Use of Green Energy sources purchased thru Austin Energy that provide energy generated from certified green facilities