Lance Armstrong is an American professional road racing cyclist. He won the Tour de France a record-breaking seven consecutive years, from 1999 to 2005. He has survived testicular cancer, a tumor that metastasized to his brain and lungs, in 1996. His cancer treatments included brain and testicular surgery and extensive chemotherapy, and his prognosis was originally poor. Armstrong retired from racing on July 24, 2005, at the end of the 2005 Tour de France, but returned to competitive cycling in January 2009.
In 1997 he founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF), a nonprofit organization that provides support for people affected by cancer. As part of the fundraising for this organisation, the now famous yellow Livestrong wristband was introduced in 2004. Currently an Oakley range of sunglasses carries the Livestrong brand. Of each pair of these sunglasses, $20 will go to the foundation. Lance Armstrong usually wears these sunglasses while cycling.