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LIVESTRONG Headquarters is a Pretty Cool Place

In my haste to write about the big donation to LIVESTRONG I had forgotten the pictures I took of the LIVESTRONG HQ. Walking in, we were greeted by a newspaper box filled with LIVESTRONG bands. With the impending death of the newspaper industry, it’s good to see someone putting one of these relics to use.  No idea what landfill the other 6 million will end up in. This is the custom bike that was made to commemorate one of Lance’s wins in the Tour de France.  The bike’s tires have spokes […]

Today Was a Win In The Fight Against Cancer

I’m on my way back from Austin, Texas.  Randy Petersen and I showed up at LIVESTRONG headquarters today to discuss a bigger relationship between Milepoint and LIVESTRONG. We had in tow with us a check for $25,000 from the members of Milepoint.  The meeting went well, and the folks at LIVESTRONG were pretty surprised to see the check. While we were there (as well as shortly after our departure), the good folks at LIVESTRONG were pretty active in social media talking about our donation. ChrisB’s Twitter Pic @jsavalon’s quick thoughts […]

3 Steps Forward, 2 Steps Back in The Fight Against Cancer

Please indulge me a brief moment away from the travel world. The Wall Street Journal has an article today about a new breed of cancer drugs that are showing promise. While these drugs don’t necessarily represent a silver bullet in the gun fight against cancer, they’re one of the most promising steps IMO in recent years.  The human immune system, with the right amount of will power, can fight off amazing things.  But, scientists have never really been able to figure out how to prompt the body to fight certain […]