Lance Armstrong to participate in Ulman Cancer Fund Triathlon

The Ulman Cancer Fund announced Wednesday that Lance Armstrong is coming to Howard County for the non-profit's third annual Half Full Triathlon beginning in Centennial Park. (Ulman Cancer Fund / September 19, 2012)

Two weeks after announcing Lance Armstrong will participate in the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults half full triathlon on Sunday, Oct. 7, the fund has announced that the Livestrong founder will also participate on a Cancer Survivor Panel at Centennial High School the Saturday before the race.

The panel, which will also consist of Ulman Cancer Fund founder Doug Ulman, is called "Lance Unplugged," and will take place in the school's auditorium at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6.

According to the news release, Armstrong will discuss the race, cancer survivorship, and "why sport is an effective platform in the cancer fight."

The panel discussion will also feature a Q&A session with Armstrong, including audience questions, autographed raffle items, and a special announcement from the Ulman Cancer Fund.


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"This week I am celebrating 16 years of cancer survivorship,” Armstrong said in a statement. “At the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Ulman Cancer Fund, our expectations for survivors are much greater. We want to help people thrive after cancer. For me and my fellow survivors, competing in the Half Full Tri is just one way we’re showing cancer who’s boss.”

Armstrong will race in the half distance, which includes a .9-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run. He will compete in the cancer survivor wave, beginning at approximately 8:30 a.m.

"Lance Unplugged is an additional platform within our half full weekend where we will continue to raise funds and awareness to support our mission,"  said Brock Yetso, Ulman Cancer Fund president and CEO. "The event promises to be a unique experience where cancer survivors and athletes can come together with Lance to talk cycling, triathlon, philanthropy, and the cancer fight.”

A limited number of tickets, which are $50 for one person and $75 for two people, will be available to the general public.

Ticket sales will go directly to support Ulman Cancer Fund patient navigation programs.