Brian Dowd, LIVESTRONG Army Ocean County NJ Local Leader, has been an avid supporter of the LAF since being diagnosed with testicular cancer on June 2, 2006. He is a cancer survivor, husband to Kristy, father to Caroline and Annabelle.
Brian is a two time (2006 & 2008) LIVESTRONG Summit delegate from New Jersey. In 2008, he served as a LIVESTRONG Summit Steering Committee member for the Lance Armstrong Foundation which he helped with reviewing applications, advising on selecting the delegates, outreach program and volunteering at the LIVESTRONG Summit.
In February 2007 Brian founded Team Down One (http://teamdownone.com/) The mission of Team Down One is to raise funds for the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) supporting critical programs for cancer research, prevention, survivorship, clinical trials and one day a cure. Team Down One has raised over $44,000 for the LAF.
In 2007 & 2008 Brian has been invited as a guest of the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s to attend the Ride for the Roses weekend in Austin, TX as one of the top fundraisers in the country for the LIVESTRONG Challenge series.
In August 2008 Brian became LIVESTRONG Army Leader for Ocean County New Jersey. He also blogs (Cancer Advocacy) and guest speaks to help raise awareness on cancer and the LAF.