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The Green House is Making Progress

Wow the last few weeks has been a wild ride. We were blessed with the opportunity to beta test our Green House concept via a Pop-Up Innovation Lounge during the “Nonstop Kakaako” block party. We have been planning The Green House for a few months now and it was time for the rubber to hit the road.

The just over 50o ft² space was coined the “Green House Innovation Lounge” and thanks to our community and the love and support we received we were asked to keep it open. Within two weeks we have outgrown that space so we’ve relocated right next door to a 1600 ft² space and are ready for you to come drop in, say hello and get some work done.


This is the first of many videos John and I will be doing to keep you updated as we grow The Green House Empire. Thanks to everyone who has shown us support so far. Happy Thanksgiving.

– Doc & John

I had a pre-existing condition… DENIED!

I’m posting this thing in it’s entirety because it is very important that we address this ASAP. I know first hand how the insurance companies are dicking us. Please read this and spread the word for me… for Lance… and for the Kids! 🙂

I had a pre-existing condition

Lance was denied insurance when he needed it most. Sign the petition and tell Congress that no one else should be.

Dear Doc,

Today is LIVESTRONG Day. Thirteen years ago today, my doctor told me I had advanced testicular cancer. What most people don’t know is that at the time, I didn’t have health insurance. In the following weeks, I received letter after letter from the insurance company refusing to pay for my treatment. I was fighting for my life—but also for the coverage that I desperately needed.

The legislation currently being debated in Congress is not just words on a page—for many cancer survivors, it’s a matter of life and death. Now, as this debate enters crunch time, I need your help to ensure that what happened to me doesn’t happen to any other American:


No matter what side of the healthcare debate you’re on, I believe we can all agree on two things:

No American should be denied health insurance coverage because of pre-existing conditions.

No American should lose their insurance due to changes in health or employment.

Will you sign the LIVESTRONG Action petition to make sure any legislation includes these two critically important reforms? We’ll deliver these to Capitol Hill this month as the debate reaches its climax and make sure our voices are heard in the debate:


When I received my diagnosis, I was between cycling contracts. My new insurer used the diagnosis as a reason to deny coverage after the new contract was signed. Fortunately, one of my sponsors intervened. At their insistence, I was added to their insurance company and was able to continue my life-saving treatment. If my sponsor, a powerful company, had not gone to bat for me, I may not have made it.

I was lucky. We can’t rely on luck to ensure coverage and treatment for the millions of Americans affected by cancer. Some cannot get coverage because they’ve already been diagnosed. Others get calls from their insurance companies saying they have been dropped. It happens all the time—and it’s unacceptable.

Every year on LIVESTRONG Day, we come together to take action for a world without cancer. In the U.S., a critical step is to make sure cancer survivors can get and keep their health insurance.

It has been 13 years since my diagnosis, but in some ways, not much has changed. No person should have to worry about health insurance while battling cancer. That so many do is an outrage, and we must speak out.

Please sign the petition and forward it along to your friends and family:



Lance and the LIVESTRONG Action Team

P.S. Don’t forget today is LIVESTRONG Day. There are more than 1,100 events taking place to raise awareness about cancer all over the world. View our interactive map to see events in your area:


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