The world’s largest voluntary health organization, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was a natural fit for Armstrong, a blood cancer survivor, and he immediately felt a connection with the organization and its efforts. The organization has invested more than $600 million in research, nearly $71.4 million in fiscal year 2008 alone. Research funded by LLS has led or contributed to standard therapies such as chemotherapy, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation and new targeted oral therapies such as Gleevec®.
Don Armstrong is a leukemia survivor having endured five (5) rounds of chemo and a stem cell transplant in May 2006. He is an avid marathon runner having completed over 20 marathons to-date. 10 since his stem cell transplant. Don is also an author and motivational speaker. He teaches others to win their race in all areas of life with courage, confidence, grace and a positive spirit. Don resides in Fort Worth, Texas. You or your organization may contact Don at Don@FinishYourRace.com or 817/ 917-5919 for information about his speaking availability.