The day you removed your yellow bracelet

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Aug 19, 2009
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I never had a Livestrong elastic.

Livestrong folks giving them away sounds like trying to reduce their inventory in a drastic way.
 

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Oct 15, 2012
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cineteq said:
The cost of burying your head in the sand.

"He came with his dreams, his trepidation and a yellow wristband, for he had been part of the Livestrong development team set up by Lance Armstrong. At the introductory meeting, Bradley Wiggins spoke candidly. 'You can start by taking that fukcing thing off.' Dombrowski removed the wristband. For ever."

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/sport/cycling/article1206449.ece?shareToken=ccea51abc589211e28ad23ea10f8b076
Either an interesting insight to BW's true feelings, or a beautifully concocted PR piece for Wiggo.

YMMV
 
Apr 20, 2012
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Never understood the yellow bracelet. You have to wear one the be anti - cancer? Strange world. Why not give it away then, that piece of crap costprice is 2 cents.
 

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Fearless Greg Lemond said:
Never understood the yellow bracelet. You have to wear one the be anti - cancer? Strange world. Why not give it away then, that piece of crap costprice is 2 cents.
Hey, I never really understood what 'cancer awareness' was anyway, to be honest. We're pretty f***ing aware of what cancer is, most of us. Ir's usually killed a few of our loved ones, frankly. It's beating the ****** by research that interests me.

Awareness of rare or underreported diseases, or underreported cures, sure. But "hey, dyou know there's this thing called cancer?"

Still, I suppose that's my foible.
 
May 9, 2009
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I prefer O'Grady's message over that of Liestrong:




If only Jens would make one that says "SHUT UP LEGS!". :D
 
May 3, 2010
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Libertine Seguros said:
Regardless of Wiggins' feelings on the subject, a guy contracted to Sky being photographed wearing a Livestrong wristband in October 2012 could have been a serious PR own goal.
Where as being photographed in July with a guy with yellow wristband wasn't a PR own goal.

 
Jul 17, 2009
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BroDeal said:
Yeah, I hear Bernie Madoff was big in the charity scene also. Cannot fault him for that. :rolleyes:
The opposite of charity is justice......

I've been waiting for you to point out the irony from Atlas Shrugged. never-mind a main character is named Taggart
 
Jul 17, 2009
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David Suro said:
Lance may have done a lot of things wrong, but that doesn't matter much right now. He has retired and his fate is in the hands of a federal prosecutor. He is probably already guilty in the court of public opinion. We will see what the legal system decides.

That said:

Even if he has profitted greatly from his foundation, he has still given more money to cancer research than I ever will. I find it hard to fault a person who gives more to a charity than I do.

The way he has been branded as a living folk hero was brilliant. He and his PR team did a great job of making LiveStrong a household word. Like it or not, their plan worked.

Having spoken with many cancer survivors in my practice, they almost always mention the inspiration of Armstrong. I have cycling posters on the wall, so that probably sparks their memory. Any person who gives hope and inspiration to many other people is doing something positive, even if there are negative aspects to how he achieved his fame and fortune.

I am neither a hater nor a fan. Frankly, I enjoy the Tour more without him, since the outcome is not so predictable. But, the guy deserves some amount of credit, even if it only for his ability to market himself effectively.

And, I never had a bracelet, never wore a yellow AIDS ribbon, never rode the MS 150, never did the Walk for Life, andnever wore a pink breast cancer ribbon.

Have you ever considered the carefully labeled subtitle of the foundation? "Cancer awareness" is not necessarily cancer research

Never needed a yellow band to let others know cancer was bad
 

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