Livestrong Ditches Armstrong's Name

Had officially been called Lance Armstrong Foundation
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 15, 2012 2:46 AM CST
In this Oct. 7, 2012, file photo, Lance Armstrong competes in the Rev3 Half Full triathalon in Ellicott City, Md.   (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

(Newser) – The Livestrong Foundation's official name was the Lance Armstrong Foundation—until Oct. 30. That day, Texas' secretary of state approved the cancer charity's bid to change its name, in a move to further distance itself from the cyclist who recently cut ties to the group. Henceforth, the Livestrong Foundation will be the group's official name, the AP reports. "Lance doesn't want to be a distraction from the foundation's cause—serving cancer patients and survivors," a board member tells Reuters. "That's why he resigned from the foundation's board. In the spirit of that noble decision, the foundation has to make appropriate changes as well." (Read more Lance Armstrong stories.)

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