Young Republicans from Across the State to "Ride" with Lance Armstrong
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- August 21, 2007 - - The Philadelphia Federation of Young Republicans announced that they have teamed with Montgomery County Federation of Young Republicans to raise money and awareness for cancer research and survivorship programs supported by the Lance Armstrong Foundation, as a part of the LIVESTRONG Challenge on August 26th in Philadelphia.
PFYR General Counsel Kristin Mihelic led the internal
charge, uniting young republicans across the state to support the
LIVESTRONG Challenge in its inaugural Philadelphia appearance. "There was just no way that we couldn't be involved with this extraordinary event. Lance Armstrong has always been an
inspiration and he epitomizes the core values of our group; dedication, passion, and an unending pursuit of excellence. I am so
proud of our efforts and we really look forward to helping those most in
need in our area," said Mihelic.
To date, The Lance Armstrong Foundation has contributed over $2
million to Philly area cancer research and survivorship programs.
The Foundation is a key contributor to the Living Well After Cancer program at the University of Pennsylvania hospital. The Foundation has also formed the LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance to help
combat cancer rates that are rapidly rising in the young adult category.
The PFYR would like to invite anyone who is interested in participating
in any capacity to come out and support this wonderful event. Please contact us for more information or go to http://www.philadelphiayr.com/ for more details.
I will be walking along with the young republicans this Sunday in support of those who are battling and winning the war with cancer. This walk/biking event is being held all over the nation - Together we are STRONG......come walk with me.
Note that there is no public support of this event from organizations such as A.N.S.W.E.R , Code Pink or other liberal organizations.