In the wake of the Livestrong scandal, I must admit that I’m feeling a bit cheated myself. It’s hard to comprehend the Jeckll and Hyde actions of man who was so inspirational and created so much for the Livestrong Foundation under the guise of a survivor who overcame cancer solely through hard work and training.
That said, I’m still a supporter. Not of Lance, but of an organization that continues to support survivors. Livestrong serves a legitimate purpose. It did not lie. And it is made up of countless volunteers who offer services that serve a population of survivors that was previously underserved.
It will be interesting to see if a re-branding occurs or how the nonprofit mission saves its good name. I for one will mentally try to separate the man from the mission understanding that my support of Livestrong is primarily a show of solidarity for all of the survivors out there who will continue to benefit from the services.