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Livestrong, which saw its beginnings as the Lance Armstrong Foundation in 1997, made a stop this week in Waxahachie to honor state Rep. Jim Pitts for his work as chairman of the Appropriations Committee that secured funding for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Among the large contingent was Livestrong president and CEO Doug Ulman, who presented Pitts’ district manager, Dinah Weable, with a signed plaque honoring Pitts for his efforts. “Livestrong commends Rep. Pitts for having the foresight to invest in the health of all Texans, especially through his support to guarantee Texans the right to breathe clean indoor air in the workplace. This right is good for Texans’ health and good for Texas business,” Ulman said. “On behalf of Livestrong and all Texans affected by cancer, we thank Rep. Pitts for his leadership in improving the lives of people affected by cancer.”