Lance Armstrong to donate $250k to Haiti victims

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Washington, January 14 (ANI): Cyclist Lance Armstrong has come forward to help earthquake victims in Haiti.

The former Tour de France champion's Livestrong foundation has planned to forward 250,000 dollars as aid to the Caribbean state.

The sportsman has come up with a video message on his website urging fans to donate for the victims.

"I think what's on top of everybody's mind is the earthquake in Haiti and the devastation we all have seen on television or the newspaper or the internet. Some say more than a 100,000 lives (have been) lost," Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

He added: "On behalf of Livestrong and everybody at our organisation we'd like to pledge 250,000 dollars for the relief efforts down there for two primary organisations: Partners In Health - great friends of ours doing great work in that country - and also Doctors Without Borders.

"If you'd like to help support these organisations as well go to LiveStrongBlog.org and check it out.

"In the meantime, our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone down there, from the President all the way down to the citizens to people that were either ill before or suffering now, best of luck to you. We'll be thinking about you and live strong." (ANI)

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