Livestrong Supporters Want Money Back
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|Mon, 10-22-2012 - 1:31pm|
UPDATE 10/22/2012: Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life from cycling, the International Cycling Union said on Monday, Reuters reports.
Though Lance Armstrong has stepped down as chairman of Livestrong, some donors say it’s not enough of a concession and want their money back.
The disgraced cyclist gave up his prominent role Wednesday at the organization he founded to support cancer patients amid an escalating doping scandal. While the testicular cancer survivor said he’s separated from the nonprofit to spare it from having to deal with any “negative effects” of his controversy, some supporters are still fuming and want their charity dollars returned.
"The charity was established and publicized and got their funds based on a fraud," Michael Birdsong, a longtime Livestrong supporter, told CNN.
Yikes! This story just gets worse and worse each day it seems. What do you think about Livestrong supporters wanting the money back that they've raised/donated?