In 2011, Ryan joined the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s LIVESTRONG Global Envoy program. As a LIVESTRONG Global Envoy, he serves as a committed cancer advocate who connects with constituents and demonstrates extraordinary leadership in the global fight against cancer. He gives a voice to the diagnosed who suffer in silence. He takes a stand against cultural stigma attached to cancer and helps to spur grassroots mobilization.

Ryan’s mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in 2008 and the horrifying fight she waged made a huge impact on his life in so many ways. He was there with her every moment he wasn’t on the race track and LIVESTRONG and cancer survivors were a constant guiding light, which gave them comfort in their darkest hours.

It was during this time that Ryan realized LIVESTRONG is so much more than a charity. His mother ultimately lost her fight against cancer in November of 2009. However her tenacity, compassion and fight lives on through Ryan and today has an amazing opportunity to help make a difference in her honor. One of the cornerstones of his message as a LIVESTRONG Global Envoy for the Lance Armstrong Foundation will be early detection and awareness. He has been a loyal supporter of the Foundation for more than seven years now, and wearing the iconic LIVESTRONG wristband reminds him, and others, on a daily basis of the 28 million individuals fighting cancer. As a driver, his car number will be 28 in recognition of those people. He is extremely proud to represent one of the greatest humanitarian and influential organizations in the world.


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About Lance Armstrong Foundation

The Lance Armstrong Foundation serves people affected by cancer and empowers them to take action against the world’s leading cause of death. With its iconic yellow LIVESTRONG wristband, the Foundation became a symbol of hope and inspiration to people affected by cancer throughout the world. Created in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the Foundation provides free patient navigation services to survivors with financial, emotional and practical challenges that accompany the disease. Known for its powerful brand – LIVESTRONG – the Foundation is also a leader in the global movement on behalf of 28 million people living with cancer today. Since its inception in 1997, the Foundation has raised close to $500 million for the fight against cancer. For more information, visit