Duel In the Pool

Lance Armstrong and Teens Living with Cancer Kick It!

Mary Eggers and Lance Armstrong will battle it out for 50 meters in the pool at the University of Buffalo using only a kickboard. All proceeds will benefit LIVESTRONG and Teens Living with Cancer (TLC) in Western New York (Rochester and Buffalo).

Attendance at the live event will be by Special Invitation only.

A video of the race results and behind-the-scenes footage will be revealed during Armstrong’s presentation at the University of Buffalo, Distinguished Speakers Series.

Tickets are available for purchase through TicketMaster and the UB Alumni Arena Ticket Office.

How it All Happened

As fitness coach for the TLC Fit program and passionate champion of the TLC mission, Mary boldly challenged Lance Armstrong via Twitter to the “Duel in the Pool”. Reflecting his own passion as a cancer warrior, he accepted Mary’s challenge! The Duel was on!

In the spirit of community collaboration, a mutually beneficial partnership between the University of Buffalo, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Melissa’s Living Legacy Teen Cancer Foundation was formed to make Armstrong’s appearance in Buffalo a triumph for all.

Purchase a T-shirt! $20

About Lance Armstrong

One of the most recognizable athletes of all time, seven-time Tour de France winner, cancer survivor and advocate. Founder of the Lance Armstrong Foundation: LIVESTRONG. For more information visit www.livestrong.org



About Mary Eggers

Mary Eggers, triathlete, Hawaii Ironman three-time qualifier, USAT All American, multi-sport coach, yoga instructor, registered nurse, mom and extraordinary human being.
For more information visit www.ironmomma.com



About Teens Living with Cancer

Teens Living with Cancer (TLC) is the peer support program of Melissa’s Living Legacy Teen Cancer Foundation. Our mission is to help teens live their best life through all stages of their disease and treatment. At TLC teens with cancer have a voice. A voice that is loud, strong and empowered. At TLC teens are not alone. Together they are living with cancer!

Our vision is closely aligned with Lance Armstrong’s who has used his experience and influence to help millions of survivors around the globe take control of their lives.

For more Information: info@teenslivingwithcancer.org or call (585) 563-6221
Press Release (pdf): download


The goal for “Duel in the Pool” is $100K! Neither Lance Armstrong nor Mary Eggers is receiving any compensation for this event. All proceeds will be shared with LIVESTRONG and TLC to help in the fight against cancer.

With your generous support, we can hit our goal!

With your help, TLC will be able to expand its program in Western New York with Roswell Park Cancer Institute as our community partner.

Please consider donating. You can help a teen live with cancer!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your business or club can help! Become a sponsor. Click here for full details.




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