Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Lance Armstrong is considered one of the most inspirational men in the past couple of decades. Many look up to him not only from his survival from cancer but his ability to return on top of the world in cycling even after facing the deadly disease. In an article from Fox News, it has been suggested that Armstrong and his team took illegal human growth hormones. With these accusations this could possibly cause followers and consumers to lose admiration and respect for him and his programs. One of his most famous programs is Livestrong. Will this program see an economical fall? People that bought products from Livestrong to show their support to Armstrong and his cause might lose faith and eventually venture away from buying the products. Some of money from the sale of these products goes toward researching cancer and treatments. There are also foundations that are set up with these funds to help victims of cancer pay for the expensive treatments. The Livestrong foundation employs many people and gives interns a place to learn about working for a non-profit organization. It has been named one of the 50 best non-profit places to work. People who become disappointed in Livestrong because of this latest controversy, may become dissatisfied with all non-profit organization, and stop supporting them. Thus many people lose jobs and more importantly many research groups are shut down from lack of funding.