The Tour Baby! Filmmaker Scott Coady has been using his breakout film to raise money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation in support of his best friend’s daughter, Claire Harding, who was diagnosed with brain and spinal cancer four years ago. Claire was lucky enough to be one of only two kids in the history of Stanford University children’s hospital to beat this rare cancer and today is a very healthy and active 13 year-old girl.
Coady has managed to raise $145,000 for the foundation so far, greatly exceeding his original goal of $100,000. With one week to go in the LAF’s grass root fundraising cycle for this year called the 'Peloton Project', Scott has set a goal to raise an additional $10,000 by raffling off the chance to have Lance Armstrong sign any personal item the raffle winner wants.
When asked why, Coady said, "Last month I lost my mentor and business partner of 12 years, Richard LeKander, to cancer. He discovered too late that he had stomach cancer and died shortly after being diagnosed. The doctors said he had the cancer for 8 or 9 years before, so obviously there is more outreach work to be done to promote early detection of cancer. Delivering the eulogy at his memorial service was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I am making this final fundraising push to honour Richard’s life and to help support the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s important and life saving work."
The winner of this raffle will have the opportunity to send Coady one special personal item which Lance Armstrong will autograph at a personal meeting with Coady, as he is one of the top fundraisers for the LAF this year.
All of the details can be found at www.TheTourBaby.com