Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:02 AM
To: LIVESTRONG Global Email List
Subject: Never Give Up
I want to thank you for your hundreds of emails and letters during this past year. All of us here at the LIVESTRONG Foundation needed to hear from you more than ever. We needed to know what you were thinking, and we even needed to hear your skepticism and concerns. Your words were vital to our work, and we’re proud to say that because of your support, LIVESTRONG touched the lives of more than 395,000 people affected by cancer in 2013. Also because of your support, you helped us weather a tough period and move to the next phase of our evolution.
In the coming year, LIVESTRONG’s future will include finding new partners while embracing our existing friends and continuing to focus on what is important—helping people affected by cancer now. We are building an approach to patient-centered care on the basis of our 17-year history of listening to patients, supporters and caregivers. We will release the results of our latest survey of cancer patients and survivors that is at the core of LIVESTRONG’s programs and will be used by many other organizations as they plan their outreach to help the cancer community.
We will continue supporting innovative ideas and products that focus solely on the cancer patient through our Big C social innovation competition. We’ll be helping cancer patients get back in motion with our LIVESTRONG at the YMCA programs in more than 300 locations around the country. And, as we do every day, we will send out LIVESTRONG Guidebooks for free to those who just heard those difficult words: “You have cancer.”
When we get a letter like the one I received from a childhood friend whose husband recently was diagnosed, my heart breaks. But when I get an email from a stranger thanking us for a great conversation with one of LIVESTRONG’s navigators, it helps lift my spirits. Cancer is not a solo journey—it is a team effort. And at LIVESTRONG, the entire team is ready and willing to assist anyone who needs knowledge, tools, expertise, counsel and informed advice—we are here to help.
So thank you for continuing to believe in LIVESTRONG’s mission. Knowing that you supported our goal to help cancer survivors and caregivers everywhere was extremely important for all of us here at the Foundation. Your words reminded us of the reason we are here. We continue to listen to you and appreciate your honesty, but most of all, we value your loyalty and support.
Your fight is our fight. Always has been, always will be.
President and CEO
The LIVESTRONG Foundation
One day, you or someone you know may need cancer support. LIVESTRONG is here to help.
According to the 2012 LIVESTRONG Survey, Cancer Survivors Reported:
- 71% paid out of pocket for medications, medical equipment and supplies.
- 55% worried that they would be forced to retire or quit their job before they were ready.
- 30% went into debt because of their cancer (as did some of their family members).
- 10% were denied insurance coverage because of their diagnosis.
*According to American Cancer Society’s© Cancer Facts & Figures 2014
The LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation Center offers free, confidential and personalized support to anyone affected by cancer. This is all possible thanks to your generosity and belief in the LIVESTRONG mission to help cancer survivors everywhere.
Top Five Concerns of People Affected by Cancer.2
- Finding assistance with medical expenses. We can guide you through your financial assistance options.
- Receiving health and wellness information. A healthy lifestyle can help you cope with the late effects of treatment.
- Learning how to cope emotionally with cancer. Build a support community. You don’t need to face cancer alone.
- Learning about federal and state benefit programs. These programs can help those who can’t work due to cancer, treatment or aftereffects.
- Locating help with household expenses. We can help make it possible to remain safe and comfortable at home while having a good quality of life.
1 Total one-on-one served from 2004-2013.
2 According to LIVESTRONG’s 2013 Navigation clients.
Each number here represents the names and faces of people we helped in 2013 thanks to your support. Here at LIVESTRONG, we believe that no one should have to face cancer alone.
- 104,683 received the LIVESTRONG Guidebook, a two-set volume for cancer survivors as they navigate the health care system, and other printed materials. Learn More
- 73,660 were reached through the LIVESTRONG at School program, a curriculum to teach K-12 students about cancer. Learn More
- 55,856 were supported, educated and engaged at our website. Learn More
- 45,000 participated in the Community Impact Project, an initiative that replicates proven cancer programs across the country. Learn More
- 13,706 received one-on-one cancer support and guidance from a LIVESTRONG Navigator. Learn More
- 8,480 used the LIVESTRONG Care Plan to help guide them through follow-up appointments, psychosocial effects and healthy living after treatment. Learn More
- 7,858 participated in LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a post-treatment exercise program available for cancer survivors. Learn More
- Free LIVESTRONG provided all of these life-changing resources, programs and services free of charge in 2013 to people affected by cancer.
*The figures on this page are specific to the 2013 calendar year.
Since 2010, The Community Impact Project has granted hospitals and organizations funding to establish proven cancer programs that provide support to patients and caregivers.
- 90% of programs were able to successfully continue after funding ended.
- >$4,000,000 in grants given by LIVESTRONG to Community Impact Project programs.
- >1,200,000 voted to bring cancer programs to their communities through the Community Impact Project website.
- >200,000 people served through the Community Impact Project.
*The figures in this section represent totals from 2010-2013.
Grassroots fundraising is an integral part of the continuation of LIVESTRONG’s mission. Our fundraisers inspire us, and their efforts provide much-needed support to the programs and services we offer.
Team Kate was created in honor of Kate Voth. When cancer stripped away Kate’s ability to run, several friends worked with Team LIVESTRONG to create Team Kate and run in her place at the Austin Marathon. On June 1, 2013, Kate passed away at 27 years old. Her unwavering spirit in the face of debilitating pain is a source of continual inspiration to all who knew her.
members on Team Kate.
miles run by Team Kate members.
raised by Team Kate members in 2013.
Since our inception, we have raised over $580 million for the fight against cancer.
- 39% Event Revenue $11,156,348
- 22% Investment Earnings $6,157,601
- 15% Cause Marketing and Licensing $4,363,072
- 14% Contributions $4,007,727
- 9% In-Kind Revenues $2,554,531
- 1% Merchandise Sales $399,598
2013 Programmatic Activities
- 54% Education, Programs and Policy $15,478,149
- 34% Grants $9,698,648
- 13% Advocacy and Government Relations $3,702,095
2013 Functional Expenses
- 81% Programs $28,878,892
- 13% Fundraising $4,555,046
- 6% Management and General $2,061,010
The figures on these pages depict the financial acitivities of the LIVESTRONG Foundation for the 2013 calendar year. Complete copies of the audited financial statements are available upon request from the LIVESTRONG Foundation, 2201 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702, or on our website at LIVESTRONG.org.
Statement of Financial Position
|Cash and Cash Equivalents||19,832,415|
|Endowment Funds and Investments||41,890,991|
|Deposits, Prepaids and Intangible Assets||1,917,414|
|Property and Equipment, Net||11,924,683|
|Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses||1,650,324|
|Total Net Assets||$99,715,485|
|Total Liabilities and Net Assets||$102,686,382|
Board of Directors
- Jeffery C. Garvey, Austin, Texas Chairman And Founding Chair
- Michael Sherwin, Cleveland, Ohio Vice Chair
- Blaine P. Rollins, Denver, Colorado Secretary
- Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr. P.H., San Antonio, Texas Treasurer
- Joseph C. Aragona, Austin, Texas Executive Committee Member
- David Johnson, M.D., Dallas, Texas Executive Committee Member
- Candice Aaron, Dallas, Texas
- J. Dennis Cavner, Austin, Texas
- Julian Day, Fort Worth, Texas
- Harold P. Freeman, M.D., New York, New York
- Sanjay Gupta, M.D., Atlanta, Georgia
- Mark McKinnon, Austin, Texas*
- Craig Nichols, M.D., Portland, Oregon
- Jeremiah Robins, San Diego, California & Shanghai, China
- Mitchell Stoller, Washington, DC
- E. Lee Walker, Austin, Texas
* McKinnon: Emeritus as of 12/31/13
Below is a list of donors who have made a significant contribution to the LIVESTRONG Foundation. We are appreciative of every donation, big and small, as they directly support our mission to help cancer survivors everywhere.
Named and Endowed Special-Purpose Funds
|American Century Investments Endowment Fund||$540,199|
|Andrea Leigh Tomlinson - Planet Cancer Fund||$367,334|
|Barbara Dungey Memorial Fund||$29,919|
|Betsy H. Schofield Memorial Fund||$1,110,042|
|Christine Pratt Memorial Fund||$33,138|
|Coxe Family Fund||$1,318,940|
|CVCCA - Parker’s Team||$68,085|
|Dana Jay Lesnever Memorial Fund||$57,735|
|David Knaggs Endowment||$60,677|
|Dell Children’s Hospital Gift in Honor of Sandra Aragona||$330,643|
|Dick Dyhrman Memorial||$42,099|
|Elizabeth Lausmann Jacobs Memorial Fund||$30,805|
|Gupta Family Fund||$32,059|
|Hammer Family Fund||$51,902|
|In Honor of Betty Otter-Nickerson||$55,690|
|In Honor of Heidi Adams||$26,041|
|In Honor of James “Jimmy” Baumoel||$38,433|
|In Honor of Kathleen B & James N Sherwin||$46,595|
|In Honor of Kevin “k2” Kerwin||$30,383|
|In Honor of Lawrence S. “Larry” Dolin||$31,209|
|In Honor of Michael R. Henry||$34,042|
|In Honor of Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH||$34,839|
|In Honor of Renee Nicholas||$44,875|
|In Honor of Sharon Mooney||$37,835|
|In Honor of Stephen M. O’Leary||$272,339|
|In Honor of the Staff of the LIVESTRONG Foundation||$121,336|
|In Honor of Thomas F. Slater||$37,447|
|In Honor of Wesley Edwards||$36,448|
|J and A Racing Endowment Fund||$25,763|
|Jeannette J. Jehl Memorial Fund||$120,192|
|Jennifer Smith Collison and Ward Smith Memorial Fund||$34,845|
|John & LaNell Boaz Family Fund||$26,735|
|Karen and Everett Cook Endowment Fund||$335,374|
|Kate Voth Memorial Fund||$25,767|
|Kawaja/Holcombe Family Fund||$73,069|
|Kaya Knerly LIVESTRONG Foundation Endowment Fund||$33,662|
|Keizo Shimano Memorial Fund||$39,298|
|Kennedy/Marshall Endowment Fund||$153,004|
|Larry and Dr. Nancy O’Reilly, Lauren, Leigh, Ragan Family Fund||$1,776,776|
|Leanne Jones LIVESTRONG Memorial Fund||$34,042|
|Lee Family Fund||$84,669|
|Lydia Hunter-Reay Memorial Fund||$30,397|
|Marshall G. Lutz Endowment Fund||$61,606|
|Martha Southern Hirsch Memorial Fund||$39,188|
|McKinnon Family Fund||$32,489|
|Michael W. Lotz Memorial Fund||$116,344|
|Nike Endowment Fund||$122,096|
|Oakley Endowment Fund||$635,037|
|Pledged, Paid & Undesignated||$52,661|
|RadioShack Endowment Fund||$122,096|
|Rise Above It (RAI), In Memory of Colin O’Donoghue||$28,832|
|Ronette Espinoza Memorial Fund||$37,204|
|Ryan Phua Memorial Fund||$665,889|
|Stephanie Robins Memorial Fund||$742,934|
|Susan E. Kuhn, Cyrus T. Wingate and Sevilla M. Trevisani and Thomas P. Trevisani, II Family Fund||$29,415|
|The Armstrong Family Fund||$1,330,986|
|The Bill Passey Family Fund||$33,668|
|The Hamilton Jordan Fund||$119,149|
|The McPhail Family Endowment||$29,234|
|The Rollins Family Fund||$229,402|
|The Sophia Kolevich Remembrance Fund||$35,506|
|The Ulman Family Endowment||$40,532|
|The Wade F. B. Thompson Endowment Fund||$122,096|
|Undesignated Endowment Funds||$264,787|
|Wood/Braunstein Family Fund||$33,232|
The President’s Circle is a unique giving society that capitalizes on the Foundation’s mission-focused opportunities. Members of the President’s Circle give unrestricted “venture funds” which will be targeted at opportunities where other funding is not always readily available. Unrestricted gifts, which may be used at the discretion of the president, are especially effective in helping to promote our mission and to position the LIVESTRONG Foundation as a global leader in the fight against cancer.
- Candice and Brent Aaron
- April, Jeremy and Jake Anderson
- Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann
- The Armstrong Family
- Richard C. Barker
- Marla Bommarito-Crouch
- John and LaNell Boaz
- Doug and Mary Bowden
- Survivor Summit 2012
- Jeff Castelaz and Jo Ann Thrailkill
- Dennis and Chris Cavner
- Wendy Chioji
- Patrick J. Connell
- Tiffany A. Craven
- Chris and Cara Dodson
- Scott and Jennifer Donaldson
- Ryan Dungey
- James W. and Richelle Fatheree
- The Fitzgibbon Family Fund
- Will and Laurens Flanagan
- Maria and Sandy Fleschman
- Amy and Jerry Frostick
- The Garofalo Family
- Michael Goldberg
- The Gooch Family
- Laura and Morris Gottesman
- Cindy and Bill Graf
- The Griffeth Family
- Sanjay and Rebecca Gupta
- Bob, Kim, Shayna and Josh Hammer
- The Hayes-Lattin Family
- Phillippe G. Hills and David W. Hanson
- Lydia Hunter-Reay
- Craig Kahler
- Tom and Elizabeth Kaplan
- Kawaja/Holcombe Family Fund
- Jerry and Angie Kelly
- The Kelly Brothers
- Bob Kiesendahl
- Bart and Barbara Knaggs
- Josie E. Knight
- Susan and Mark Kolman
- Laura and Stuart Litwin
- Kimi Lotz and Lisa Goyne
- Spencer and Susan Lueders
- Rebecca L. and John F. Luman III
- Bruce Lutz
- The Malloy Family
- Dr. Marcy Mann
- Mark and Annie McKinnon
- Andy Miller and Brian Stephens
- Adam and Camille Moore
- Jeff and Jeri Mulder
- Dr. Craig and Ellen Nichols
- Charlie and Mary Beth O'Reilly
- Betty Otter-Nickerson
- Katie and Kyle Oudt
- Amber and Tony Paquette
- Bill Passey
- Mona Patel
- Rise Above It (RAI)
- Alexandra and Robbie Robinette
- Joe C. Ross
- Dr. and Mrs. Corey Rothrock
- Christopher Sacca
- Stephen Saunders
- Scott and Katie Schofield
- The Seach Family
- Kozo and Martha Shimano
- Alexander and Irene Shoghi
- Silver Oak Cellars/Twomey Cellars
- Lydia and Michael Slaby
- The Spaw Family Foundation
- The Stapleton Family
- Peter Tapscott and Patt Baenen-Tapscott
- Anthony S. Tortorelli
- Doug Ulman
- Urology Austin
- Suzanne and Marc Winkelman
- Steve and Heather Wolf
- Jack and Cari Wood
- Julian Yap
Closed on December 31, 2002, the Founder’s Circle brought together entrepreneurial stewards who understood our passion and made a difference through donations of $500,000 or more. The LIVESTRONG Foundation honors these individuals in perpetuity for their generosity and continued support.
- Aragona Family Foundation
- The Armstrong Family
- Tench Coxe and Simone Otus-Coxe
- Mrs. Jane Frazier
- Jeff and Bonita Garvey
- Steve Hicks and Donna Stockton-Hicks
- James C. Kennedy
- Kramer Foundation
- Robyn and Craig Malloy
- Jean M. Schuler
- Andrew T. Sheehan
- Mike and Carol Sherwin
- Brad A. Silverberg
- Angela and Morton Topfer
- E. Lee Walker and Jennifer Vickers
- Thomas Weisel
- Windfall Foundation
The 7 Society recognizes individuals and organizations who have made an extraordinary financial commitment to the LIVESTRONG Foundation. Each member of this group has a cumulative giving commitment totaling $1 million or more to the global fight against cancer.
- American Century Investments
- Lance Armstrong
- O’Reilly Family Foundation
- Eve and Ellis Short
- Sandra and Joe Aragona
- Tench Coxe and Simone Otus-Coxe
- Jeff and Bonita Garvey
- Carol and Mike Sherwin
- Nav Sooch
- Laura and Casey Wasserman
- Elizabeth and Blaine Rollins
- 24 Hours of Booty
- Scott and Katie Schofield
- Demand Media
- Johnson Health Tech
- 4 Yellow Foundation
Thank you for your support of LIVESTRONG’s mission to help those affected by cancer now. Without you, we would not be able to help cancer survivors and their loved ones through such a difficult and overwhelming period in their lives. We are forever grateful for the generosity of our donors. Your gift makes a meaningful and lasting impact.
If you or someone you know is facing cancer, please call our LIVESTRONG Navigation Center for free one-on-one support and assistance. No one needs to face cancer alone. Get the help you deserve at LIVESTRONG.org/WeCanHelp or call us toll-free at 855-220-7777.