The LIVESTRONG Challenge is the Lance Armstrong Foundation's signature fundraising event inspired by hope, courage and the perseverance of Lance and the nearly 12-million Americans affected by cancer. They take to the streets on bicycles and on their feet, uniting individuals to stand together to fight cancer.
A Power Stop is an area that athletes participating in the challenge pass through for water, snacks and motivation. Power Stops are comprised of event staff, but also family, friends, and fans cheering on the athletes.
The location of the Sharks Ice Power Stop #2 is at the Almaden Community Center and Library at 6455 Camden Ave. in San Jose. The Power Stop will be staffed by San Jose JR Sharks Players, Sharks Ice and Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment employees. Athletes and fans alike are welcome to spend some time at the Power Stop and take advantage of the Sharks themed area, including a street hockey rink and equipment, the Mobile Sharks Tank Ice Cream Truck, and other goodies.
In addition to operating the Power Stop, Sharks Ice will be hosting a Public Ice Skating Session (date TBA), in which all of the proceeds will be given to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
“The San Jose Sharks, Sharks Ice, and the San Jose Jr. Sharks are extremely proud to partner with the LIVESTRONG Challenge to sponsor a Power Stop,” said Sharks Ice Manager Marjorie Taylor. “Leadership in the community is a core value of our organization on all levels, and supporting the Lance Armstrong Foundation allows us to assist in raising awareness and funds for the fight against cancer. Cancer has touched the Sharks family in many ways, and the LIVESTRONG Challenge is an opportunity for us to demonstrate our teamwork and leadership in the community, as well as on the ice.”
Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) unites people to fight cancer. They are on a mission to make cancer a national priority while inspiring and empowering those Americans living with cancer. They have raised more than $250 million for the fight against cancer, but the war is still on and they need your help.
For those Sharks fans who may wish to get involved with the LIVESTRONG Challenge, there are several ways to participate:
~ Be an athlete. Choose to walk, run or ride, then choose your city. Next, register and pay the registration fee. Though encouraged to raise more, cyclists are required to raise a minimum of only $250; there is no fundraising minimum requirement for walkers and runners. As you begin to raise funds and awareness, consider creating a team of family, friends and/or coworkers - encourage them to join you in the fight and to register as an athlete or volunteer.Click here
~ Become a volunteer. There are many different times and shifts available to aid the event. Click here
to sign up for a spot.
~Support the program financially. Donations are welcomed at any level from individuals, organizations, companies or foundations.
For more information on the LIVESTRONG Challenge, please call 888.4.CHALLENGE (888.424.2553) or email LIVESTRONGchallenge@laf.org
with your questions.