BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France
winner and founder of the Lance Armstrong Foundation has been added
to the spring lineup of the University at Buffalo's Distinguished
Armstrong will speak at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 in Alumni
Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Seth MacFarlane, creator of
Family Guy and American Dad!, who originally was scheduled to speak
on that date, has cancelled his appearance due to his production
schedule at Fox Broadcasting Company.
In 1996 Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with advanced testicular
cancer which had spread to his lungs and brain. Within months of
his cancer diagnosis, Armstrong formed the Lance Armstrong
Foundation to help others struggling with cancer. He survived the
disease and went on to win the Tour de France a record-breaking
Armstrong is also active with the LIVESTRONG campaign which has
become a global movement about hope, empowerment and taking control
of your life and your health. His book, It's Not About the Bike: My
Journey Back to Life, was the 2001 UB Reads selection (Armstrong
did not appear on campus).
Tickets for Seth MacFarlane are good for admittance to the
Armstrong event, and do not need to be exchanged. Patrons desiring
a refund for their MacFarlane tickets should do so at their
earliest convenience at the point of purchase; visit http://www.student-affairs.buffalo.edu/special/announcements.php
for more detailed information and instructions on ticket
Armstrong tickets are on sale to the general public at the UB
Alumni Arena Ticket Office (M-F, 9-5) and through http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00004709E3DCD66C?artistid=1008038&majorcatid=10005&minorcatid=104.
The UB Undergraduate and Graduate Student Associations, major
sponsors of the Distinguished Speakers Series, will provide free
tickets to UB students in April, during dates and times to be
For more information on Lance Armstrong, the Distinguished
Speakers Series and ticketing please visit http://www.student-affairs.buffalo.edu/special/speakers.php#arms.