Lance Armstrong Addresses Texas Legislature

Cycling champion and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong is lending his celebrity status to help fight cancer.  He addressed Texas lawmakers Tuesday in support of Cancer Awareness Day.  The cyclist also called on the state's leaders to fund cancer research while making broad budget cuts.

"We can't back down. We know what's happening in D.C. We know that, at the federal level, we are cutting back -- for whatever reason -- but here in the state of Texas, I think we have the opportunity to not back down from a fight," Armstrong said.

Texas legislators recently defeated a budget bill aimed at slashing state funded cancer research by one third.