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Scott Joy

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Review for LIVESTRONG Foundation, Austin, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

25 Rides for LIVESTRONG
On October 18, 2015, I completed my twenty-fifth Team LIVESTRONG bike ride and brought my twelve-year fundraising total — to help people affected by cancer right now — to more than $230,000.

In 2003 and 2005, I was treated for testicular cancer. In November 2013, I lost my wife Judy to multiple myeloma, cancer of her blood plasma, less than three months from her diagnosis. The LIVESTRONG organization and community have been there for my family every step of the way.

I’ve cycled twelve times in Austin, Texas, nine times in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, twice in New York City, once in Seattle, Washington, and for a full week across the state of Iowa in RAGBRAI. The more I see people served, the more my own contributions continue to grow. More than endurance athletic events, these rides offer the chance to show ourselves and the world that we're bigger than cancer.

I have LIVESTRONG friends all over the planet. When I travel, I can count on meeting them from San Diego, to Chicago to Boston to Ireland. It has been a delight to have several visit me in my own community and home and especially moving to feel their continual presence through kind words and constant contact during my wife’s struggle. Their energy, resilience, and optimism inspire me.

Every day, I'm reminded of what cancer takes from us, but I couldn't be more grateful for what LIVESTRONG has given me. It's my responsibility and honor to give in return.

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for LIVESTRONG Foundation, Austin, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

After my cancer diagnosis, the Lance Armstrong Foundation turned everything around. More than a disease, I gained a cause: to unite against cancer with others who refuse to go down without a fight and who know we're stronger together. The LIVESTRONG movement is growing, and anyone is welcome to be part of it through athletic events and community action. The LAF offers direct one-on-one support throughout the cancer journey, a school curriculum to change how kids think about cancer, research and community grants, and a global campaign to eliminate cancer around the world. Founded by Lance Armstrong and led by three-time cancer survivor Doug Ulman, this organization really is changing the world for the better.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how cancer patients take control of their lives by adopting the LIVESTRONG mantra: Unity is strength, knowledge is power, and attitude is everything.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting and collaborating with other people affected by cancer from all over the planet.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate, dedicated, talented.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & LIVESTRONG Challenge mentor, LIVESTRONG Summit track leader, LIVESTRONG Leader.