Originally posted on CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:
CHICAGO (AP) - The president of a cancer charity founded by Lance Armstrong insists that the organization will persevere in the wake of the cyclist’s admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs.
The Livestrong Foundation’s president, Doug Ulman, was scheduled to deliver what the organization described as a “major `State of the Foundation’ speech” on Thursday in Chicago.
“Our success has never been based on one person,” Ulman said in remarks prepared for the annual gathering of Livestrong charity leaders, grantees and others. “Will the Livestrong Foundation survive? Yes. Absolutely, yes. Hell, yes.”
Armstrong stepped down as chairman of the charity in October, saying he didn’t want his association to damage the foundation’s ability to raise money and continue its advocacy programs on behalf of people with cancer.
Originally called the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the cyclist created the organization in Austin, Texas, a year after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer…
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