Lance Armstrong's cancer survivorship foundation is giving $500,000 to help cancer patients affected by Hurricane Katrina continue with their treatments. The money will be sent to hospitals and cancer centers, which will make the transportation arrangements for patients.
"If you've started treatment and you miss a week or two weeks, it's potentially fatal," Armstrong said. "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?"
Armstrong said he's been following the hurricane crisis on television and in newspapers.
"It just seems like help was late to come there," he said.
Just as people who are poor are hit harder by natural disasters, fighting to survive cancer is more challenging too. This is a laudable action by Armstrong and his foundation.