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Armstrong pledges $500,000 for cancer patients

Updated: September 4, 2005, 12:38 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

AUSTIN, Texas -- Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong and his namesake cancer survivorship foundation will donate $500,000 to help cancer victims displaced by Hurricane Katrina get treatment.

Armstrong said Saturday he expects the money will be used to help transport cancer patients to hospitals and cancer centers where they can continue to get treatment. He said more money could be donated in the future.

"If you've started treatment and you miss ...

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