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    Posted October 17, 2012 by
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    Lance Armstrong speaks out

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     WCBlueRose is a 20-something year old breast cancer survivor. She follows the LIVESTRONG Foundation more than the news that's surrounding Lance Armstrong. 'To me, the organization has become more than Lance. It has established itself as a valuable resource for cancer survivors and families and that is more important than these allegations,' she says.

    'The yellow wrist band that I wear each day reminds me of all that I have been through, the people I have known and lost along the way, and that we have a long way to go in our collective fight against cancer. The yellow wrist bands signify so much more than an athlete who did or didn't do something illegal. It represents my friend Adam's struggle and shows cancer survivors that others are thinking about cancer. It may be a fashion statement or something cool for people to wear, but for those of us who have been touched by this horrible disease, it is far more than that.'
    - Jamescia, CNN iReport producer

    I will still wear my Livestrong bracelet. I am a young cancer survivor (dx with breast cancer at 26 in 2010) and I wear it in honor/memory of a friend who died a year and a half ago at the age of 29 after a long battle with cancer. He wore his everyday and I have worn mine everyday since his death. This yellow bracelet doesn't make me think about whether Lance is guilty or not. It reminds me to make everyday the best that it can be and to not take anything for granted. My friend missed the birth of his first child by less than 2 months. He lived strong every day during his battle and I remember him and all my other friends who have died from cancer when I put it on each morning.

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