Cancer-survivor and seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will deliver the key note address at the inaugural fundraising celebration to support 'Kids on Bikes' on Thursday, August 9 in Colorado Springs. 'Kids on Bikes' is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to making the dream of owning a bike, and the freedom and hope that comes with it, a reality for deserving children.
Tickets for the event are now on sale for the event where Armstrong will deliver his inspirational story about surviving cancer. The event is held at the BroAdmoor Hall and starts at 6pm. The ticket price of $150 includes cocktails and dinner. Lance Armstrong will be introduced by his long time personal cycling coach, Chris Carmichael.
Sponsorship opportunities are available also and will give sponsors the chance to attend an exclusive VIP reception. For more details visit http://www.kidsonbikes.net.
Topics of Armstrong's address will include his own life challenges, how cycling and fitness can be crucial components to developing confidence in youngsters, and about the Livestrong movement.
Armstrong hailed the program. "Kids on Bikes is doing a wonderful thing in Colorado Springs. A bike can represent a world of opportunity for a deserving child to grow, to learn about responsibility and to experience a sense of freedom, often for the first time. These things can lead that child to become a good, contributing citizen in the community."
President Paige Carmichael founded 'Kids on bikes' in 2003 and said about the program that "there is no greater childhood thrill than owning a bike for the first time and experiencing the freedom and hope that those two wheels provide. We are dedicated to putting a bike in the hands of every child, regardless of financial resources, to see just how far they can go." Part of the program engages local businesses in a team building exercise to build bikes, which are then donated to the children.