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Lance Armstrong isn’t too happy with an Outside Magazine cover that digitally altered his T-shirt to bear a profane slogan that reads “38. BFD.” The number refers to Armstrong’s age and the letters are an acronym for “big [expletive] deal”.
As the cover explains in small text, the garment is “not Armstrong’s real T-shirt,” and the cyclist is not very pleased. On Twitter, he wrote that the text was Photo shopped into the image and called the stunt “lame bullshit.” He also derided the altered photo as “weak.”
Armstrong has been on the cover of Outside Magazine eight times. After this, it may be his last.
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I often get inquiries from organizations interested in hiring celebrities who are cancer survivors. The celebrity cancer speaker talks about a variety of topics related to cancer, from their experience of how they overcame the disease to early detection to how important a positive attitude is when fighting it. And since they’re celebrities, people are more likely to listen and follow their advice.
So who are the most popular cancer speakers? There are too many to list here, but a few of the most popular include …
Robin Roberts … The Good Morning America co-host was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. Since then, she has become an advocate for breast cancer awareness and the importance of early detection. Her book From The Heart: Eight Rules To Live By, includes a chapter on her experience with breast cancer.
Bob Gibson … The baseball hall of famer is a survivor of prostate cancer and regularly speaks across the country at prostate cancer awareness events.
Dorothy Hamill … The Olympic figure skating gold medalist was recently diagnosed in 2008 with breast cancer.
Ann Jillian … The award-winning actress was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1985 and underwent a double mastectomy. Her battle with the disease was chronicled in the top-rated 1988 made-for-TV film, The Ann Jillian Story, in which Jillian portrayed herself.
Lance Armstong … He has served as an inspiration to more cancer patients than arguably any other celebrity. The bicycling legend overcame testicular cancer that spread to his lungs and brain to win seven consecutive Tour de France titles between 1999 – 2005. He formed the Lance Armstrong Foundation to provide support to those diagnosed with cancer.
Dave Dravecky … His baseball career was cut short when a tumor was discovered in his pitching arm and ultimately led to the amputation of his arm and shoulder. Dave went onto write two books about his battle with cancer and founded Outreach of Hope Ministry. He’s also a very popular Christian speaker.
Marcia Wallace … Best known for her Emmy-award winning role of Bart’s teacher, Mrs. Krabappel, on “The Simpsons” and as Carol Kester on “The Bob Newhart Show”, Marcia was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1985. Since that time, she has become a leading breast cancer advocate and speaks of her experience around the country.
Peggy Fleming … The Olympic figure skating gold medalist was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998.
So what types of organizations are likely to hire cancer speakers? Below are a few examples …
- Len Dawson, NFL Hall of Famer & prostate cancer survivor, spoke at a men’s prostate cancer awareness night.
- Ann Jillian spoke at an oncology managers conference
- Dorothy Hamill spoke at a cancer survivor’s conference sponsored by a hospital
- Lance Armstrong spoke about staying fit and taking care of yourself at a global conference
If you would like to find out how to hire a cancer speaker for a speaking engagement, appearance, endorsement or special event, you can request booking agent information from PFP Sports and Celebrity Talent Agency or call 800.966.1380 .