Photo: Lance Armstrong on Mobli
Lance Armstrong grabbed headlines for two reasons this past weekend. News broke that he resigned from the board of the Livestrong Foundation. Armstrong made the decision on November 4, “to spare the organization any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding his cycling career,” Jeff Garvey, the group’s new chairman, said in an email to Bloomberg. “We are deeply grateful to Lance for creating a cause that has served millions of cancer survivors and their families.”
Armstrong had already stepped down as the organization's chairman in mid-October. Livestrong Foundation spokesperson Katherine McLane wouldn't say what Armstrong's exact role would be going forward. “Lance remains the creator and inspiration of the Livestrong foundation and for its mission—providing free financial, practical, and emotional support services for cancer survivors and their families,” McLane said in an email to Bloomberg.