Transcript for Lance Armstrong Leads Cancer-Fighting Charity Gala Despite Scandal
Disgraced cycling superstar Lance Armstrong stripped of his medals and out of millions of dollars in endorsements for years of alleged doping. He's speaking out for the first time since his big fall appearing at a gala for -- cancer fighting charity he wants led. ABC's Neal Karlinsky house the story. Lance Armstrong took the stage in Allston was standing ovation of the most faithful supporters. And donors. It's been -- -- couple of weeks. It's been a difficult couple of weeks -- -- -- -- -- done. A seven better. But I've also been worse. On the heels of perhaps the most epic fall from grace any sporting hero has endured Armstrong addressed his Foundation's fifteenth anniversary celebration -- -- are eating without an explanation. Without any of the words so many have are so desperate to hear. This mission. It's bigger than me. It's bigger than. Any individual. In many ways the star studded event was almost like a goodbye party. Coming just -- up pile of sponsors from ninety to track have dropped Armstrong and this he announced that he stepping down as chairman of his own foundation. He is our founder and he's been the inspiration for this movement. And his cancer journey led to this place and so to have him here is -- Phnom. Even among Armstrong's most ardent supporters there was concern. It's been kind of a bittersweet time I think that. This strong it's gonna live strong us. That's the day began with another uncomfortable revelation. Armstrong's ex wife Kristen who according to the US Anti Doping Agency was in on the drug use and even called the blood booster EPO. -- because they kept it hidden in the -- Wrote a blog post. Damaging by what it didn't say there are many things that I am not free to discuss because I'm constrained by legal principles like non disclosure agreement she wrote. His choices were and are his and -- mine are mine and they haven't always been pretty. I'm sorry if this is disappointing -- At the live strong event those hoping -- -- and apology. You were met by the kind of sign off that gives no indication one is even when no currently in the works let's have a -- look at times. Thank you. Good Morning America -- Clemens ABC news Seattle.
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