NEWS///CYCLE KILLERS///SIGNED LANCE ARMSTRONG ASTANA TEAM BIKE NOW ON EBAY

January 30, 2009  |  Cycle Killers, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News

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Lance's sweat will be included in a separate vial for the winning bidder. Photo by Liz Kruetz...

Having just wrapped up his official return to professional racing at this month's TOUR DOWN UNDER in Adelaide, Australia, Supertouch buddy LANCE ARMSTRONG has made one of his TEAM ASTANA racing bikes available for bidding on EBAY, signed by none other than the cycling legend himself. The ultra high-tech exclusive team-issued 56cm TREK MADONE 6.9 PRO in Astana's racing colors featuring Bontrager wheels and SRAM components (currently on display at the Adelaide City Council Tour Village, Victoria Square, Adelaide) would retail for approximately $12,442 USD if one could buy it in a store, and 100% of the funds raised by the eBay auction will be donated by Lance's LIVESTRONG foundation to the CANCER COUNCIL OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Remember, every year almost 7 million people die of cancer worldwide with little end to the killer disease in sight. Cycling fans not crippled by today's economy could do little better with their spare change for such a monumental return. Read more about the cancer burden HERE. Meanwhile, HAVE A LOOK:

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FROM LIVESTRONG:
The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) has worked hard to make cancer a national priority in the United States. While we still have many challenges to address in the cancer fight, we've made significant progress domestically.

As a result of the work of the LAF and the cancer community throughout the 2008 campaign, President-elect Barack Obama committed to double funding for cancer research and pledged to renew the war against cancer. We'll continue to fight cancer in the U.S., but cancer is a leading cause of death around the world.
Our mission hasn't changed; it's just gotten bigger.

The LAF will join with partners, organizations and world leaders to help end the stigma of cancer, build an international grassroots movement and secure meaningful commitments from world leaders to fight cancer in their countries.

Combined with Lance Armstrong's return to professional cycling, the LAF hopes to raise awareness and secure commitments around the world as he races in international events. Each country's commitment will focus on specific issues and concerns in their community, and will be aligned with one of the 2020 targets outlined in the World Cancer Declaration.

The LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Campaign will kick off this week in Australia as Lance races in the Tour Down Under from January 18–25. Australia is an important country in the fight against cancer. By 2010 cancer will be the #1 killer globally. In Australia, cancer is already the leading cause of death. We have no time to waste. We hope you'll join us in making cancer a global priority.

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