Lance Armstrong has stepped down as a board member of Livestrong, the cancer-support charity he founded in 1997, the organization said Monday.
“Lance Armstrong has chosen to voluntarily resign from the Board of Directors of the Livestrong Foundation to spare the organization any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding his cycling career,” Livestrong chairman Jeff Garvey said in a statement.
“We are deeply grateful to Lance for creating a cause that has served millions of cancer survivors and their families.”
Despite essentially not having any say over what the charity does, a spokesperson says that he ”remains the inspiration” for the charity’s work, as well as its largest individual donor. This resignation comes less than a month after he resigned as the charity’s chairman amidst scandal over his career.