Lance Armstrong Coming to Edmonton

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Lance Armstrong knows something about cancer. The seven-time Tour de France champion contracted cancer in 1996 at the peak of his sports career and has become a beacon of hope for others struggling with the disease.

Armstrong will visit Edmonton this summer to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer.

Heidi Bedard, senior director of development for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Prairies/NWT Region, says Armstrong came to Calgary a few years ago, but it will be his first visit to Edmonton.

“He had a few dates that he was able to commit to Canada, and chose to come out west and come up to Edmonton this time. So, the dates we’re looking at at this time are August 25 and August 26th.”

Bedard says more details about Armstrong’s two-day visit will be announced as plans are developed.

To learn about corporate partnership opportunities with the CBCF for the Lance events, contact Heidi Bedard at 780-452-1166, or e-mail

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