Posted in General  by: Angela
July 7th, 2010

For Alphabe-Thursday this week, the letter Y came pretty quickly and easily to me.


I am a cycling fan.

All of you cycling fans out there know where I’m going with this!

July is cycling.



Yellow is the best color in the Tour de France.


The leader is the only person who gets to wear yellow.

The yellow jersery


Why do you think Lance Armstrong’s Foundation – Livestrong – is all yellow?



The Livestrong manofesto (from their website):

We believe in life.
Your life.
We believe in living every minute of it with every ounce of your being.
And that you must not let cancer take control of it.
We believe in energy: channeled and fierce.
We believe in focus: getting smart and living strong.
Unity is strength. Knowledge is power. Attitude is everything.

We kick in the moment you’re diagnosed.
We help you accept the tears. Acknowledge the rage.
We believe in your right to live without pain.
We believe in information. Not pity.
And in straight, open talk about cancer.
With husbands, wives and partners. With kids, friends and neighbors. Your healthcare team. And the people you live with, work with, cry and laugh with.
This is no time to pull punches.
You’re in the fight of your life.

We’re about the hard stuff.
Like finding the nerve to ask for a second opinion.
And a third, or a fourth, if that’s what it takes.
We’re about preventing cancer. Finding it early. Getting smart about clinical trials.
And if it comes to it, being in control of how your life ends.
It’s your life. You will have it your way.

We’re about the practical stuff.
Planning for surviving. Banking your sperm. Preserving your fertility. Organizing your finances. Dealing with hospitals, specialists, insurance companies and employers.
It’s knowing your rights.
It’s your life.
Take no prisoners.

We’re about the fight.
We’re your advocate before policymakers. Your champion within the healthcare system. Your sponsor in the research labs.
And we know the fight never ends.
Cancer may leave your body, but it never leaves your life.


25 Responses to “Yellow”

  1. Mary Says:

    Hi Angela! What a GREAT manofesto! I didn’t really know anything about LIVESTRONG…Great Post~ Hope you enjoyed your 4th weekend :-)

  2. the thrifty ba Says:

    i LOVE the tour! we upgrade our cable every year for just one month so we can have vs. i havent watched todays yet (waiting for hubby to get home so we can yell at the tv together), so please dont tell me!
    oh-and with all the crashes with the cobbles and the oily roads, such excitement!

  3. Kat Says:

    Great post! Living near Austin, we are very familiar with Lance and the fantastic work that the Livestrong Foundation does. Viva Yellow!

  4. JDanie4's Mom Says:

    Yes, this sounds like a wonderful group. I see the bracelets everywhere.

  5. Brenda Says:

    I do not follow this race but it was nice to learn some new info on it.

  6. Bonnie Says:

    I haven’t really followed the tour de france but I do think Lance has been an inspiration to many people!

  7. mrsc Says:

    thank you for sharing your love of this race and the information about Livestrong! This is so interesting!

  8. Betty Says:

    I was recently on a virtual bike race at Livestrong. Lance Armstrong made an amazing recovery and is an inspiration to many.

  9. Cheryl D. Says:

    What a cool Y post! Lance Armstrong is definitely an inspiration to many. However, I hate that he broke up with Sheryl Crow the way he did and didn’t help her through her cancer struggles. (Sorry, I find other people’s lives more interesting than my own perhaps!)

  10. Jingle Says:

    very delightful y post…

  11. GardenOfDaisies Says:

    Good Y post! I did not know that about the leader wearing yellow!

  12. Jo Says:

    What and inspiring manifesto!

  13. bkmackenzie Says:

    Wonderful post – thank you posting their Misson Statement – there is much to derived from it in all aspects of life…..bkm

  14. Jacque Says:

    Thanks for that information on LIVESTRONG. I did not know their mission statement. It is very good! I’ve had cancer and I am in total agreement with what they state. Great post!

    Thanks for sharing!

  15. PJ Says:

    Great, great choice for Y! Some may even say an “inspired” choice!

  16. Polly (5th Sister) Says:

    I adore the livestrong website. You did Y proud this week!

  17. Lola Says:

    Super ‘Y’ post – love the Tour – always try to watch it!

    Happy Alphabe-Thursday!


    PS Mine this time is HERE. Hope you can join me!

  18. Pondside Says:

    We’ve been huge Tour de France fans ever since we unthinkingly took a holiday through France during the tour. Reckless tourists that we were, we didn’t book anything ahead. Every hotel everywhere we went was full to the brim, so we had some interesting/lovely experiences of pensions and rooms-over-the-bar. Great memories, and they all come back as we watch!

  19. Debbie Says:

    Great post. I had never heard of the Livestrong site.Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful day. Debbie

  20. Jamie Says:

    Amazing Y post! Thanks for spreading the word about the Livestrong Foundation, they do amazing work. I love their approach to fighting cancer, and am so thankful to have had their support and education to help my family in the past. Really, truly, excellent!

  21. Carmen Henesy Says:

    I don’t really watch the Tour de France as an avid fan other than to keep up with the news. Lance Armstrong, of course, has been a hero to all of us. I was totally unaware of the Livestrong Foundation, however, and I am so happy that you made me aware of it. What a wonderful and helpful organization. I will keep it in mind for myself and others.

    At 65, I’ve done it! My poetry book – Life’s Journey by Carmen Henesy – is out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )

  22. H Says:

    My sons have been watching Le Tour de France avidly. I am more of a casual follower. I didn’t know about the Livestrong Foundation, but I greatly admire their stand-up-and-fight-it manifesto!

  23. Terra Says:

    The foundation is truly a wonderful one. this was a great reminder.

  24. Christy Says:

    What an inspirational post – I have never watched the race but I do know of Lance.

  25. Jenny Matlock Says:

    I have been supporting this foundation for some time now. It is such a wonderful organization.

    This was a really inspiring link on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday’s letter “Y”!

    Thank you for sharing this information with all of us.

    It was really thought provoking!

    Yippee for you!

    You, of course, have an A+

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