Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Oh, Good Grief, Charlie Brown!

A friend just alerted me to this. I am laughing with incredulity.

From livestrong.org:
"The Lance Armstrong Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Austin, Texas. Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist, Lance Armstrong, the LAF inspires and empowers people with cancer."

They have a store.

The store has many items of clothing.

They don't have a single thing in a child's size.

They do, however, have a whole page of pet collars and leashes.

Uh ... errr ... ahhh ...

There is absolutely nothing I can say.

Oh wait, yes, there is ... obviously, people with cancer and children with cancer are two different creatures.

As my mom says, when extremely frustrated, "WELL, GREAT HONK!"


juffie said...

Thanks for bringing this to light. I went to the site and emailed them a strong complaint immediately. Cheesh!

juffie said...

Here, in full, is the response I received from my complaint to the Lance Armstrong Foundation about the missing goods for children in their store!


Thank you very much for your input. We are currently working on a few items for children that we hope to have available on our site within the next few months. The Lance Armstrong Foundation works with partner organizations and funds programs specifically for children and young adults. I encourage you to explore the following links to view the information we have about living a life with cancer as a child/young adult.


View the Living and Learning with Cancer Brochure and

Life after Cancer--Adolescent/Young Adult Brochure


View the previously funded groups for “Young Adults” and “Emotional Support”

Please let us know if you have any further questions. I would very much like to help.

Wishing you and your parishioners peace and strength,




Brooke McMillan
Constituent Relations-Project Coordinator
Lance Armstrong Foundation