American cycling legend Lance Armstrong has donated US §500,000 to assist cancer patients whose treatment is delayed because of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. "It just seems like help was late to come there," the seven-time Tour de France winner and cancer survivor Armstrong told the New York Times. "If you've started treatment and you miss a week or two weeks, it's potentially fatal." The donation was made through the Lance Armstrong Foundation. "For me and the foundation, we just looked at that and asked not just what can we do, but how does it fit into our mission?" said Armstrong, adding that the sum could be increased in the future. He expects the money to be used to move cancer patients between hospitals or cancer facilities for treatment.