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Greg LeMond to Speak in Kansas City

Greg LeMondGreg LeMond, the first American Tour de France winner, is scheduled to speak at a luncheon on August 7th for Sunflower House, a child advocacy and child abuse prevention center located in Shawnee, Kansas. The luncheon will take place from at the Jack Reardon Civic Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

LeMond, a three-time winner of the Tour de France, will speak about his experience as a victim of childhood sexual abuse and the role a child advocacy center plays in the recovery process for abused children.

Greg LeMond will shatter child abuse myths and awaken minds to the lifelong effects of child abuse. Over 30 million Americans living today were sexually abused as children, and many of those have kept it a secret. By telling his secret, Greg LeMond will be changing lives.

Proceeds from the luncheon will further Sunflower House’s mission of protecting children in the community from physical and sexual abuse. Tickets for the event are on sale at sunflowerhouse.org or by calling 913-631-5800.

The Kansas City Star has a powerful article detailing LeMond’s story: Revealing sexual abuse suffered as a child helped cycling champ LeMond heal

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By Randy Rasa, editor/webmaster at Kansas Cyclist, the web's premier Kansas cycling information site, featuring authoritative guides to Kansas cycling clubs, bike shops, organized bike rides, touring, trails, and much more. [learn more]

3 responses to “Greg LeMond to Speak in Kansas City”

  1. Thank you for sharing this link to Greg LeMond’s story. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse myself, I can testify to the shame that covers every inch of the victim’s life. Greg LeMond has clearly realized that unflinching honesty in all areas of his life is the key to overcoming the lies that keep the shame in place for years and years.

    Beth Fehlbaum, author,
    Courage in Patience, a story of hope for those who have endured abuse
    Chapter 1 is online.

  2. Beth Leasure says:

    I’m interested in a transcript or audio version of Greg’s talk on Aug 7. Anyone going that could send this? I don’t live anywhere near KC.

  3. Randy says:

    Beth, for a transcript, I’d suggest trying someone at Sunflower House (suninfo@sunflowerhouse.org or 913-631-5800) or perhaps via LeMond’s web site (Keynote@GregLemond.com).