2017 Super Bowl Challenge to Raise Lung Cancer Awareness and Research Dollars
ATLANTA, GA. November 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and former NFL linebacker and international health care advocate, Chris Draft, is marking the occasion by kicking off Team Draft's third annual Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge. This unique fund raising challenge gives lung cancer survivors the opportunity to raise funds for public awareness and cutting-edge research that is giving new hope to those battling this often misunderstood disease.<more>
Jeremy Smallwood is Heading to Super Bowl 51 in Houston, Texas!
We are beyond excited to be going to the Super Bowl especially if it means that we raise so much money for a great cause that is also so close to our hearts. We had a ton of fun while doing it!!! ~ Jeremy and Amanda <more>
Lisa Moran is Heading to the 26th Annual Taste of the NFL in Houston, Texas!
I’m excited to go to Houston and the Taste of the NFL. The IASLC has been a part of my life since the first few weeks of being diagnosed with stage iv lung cancer. Their support and research gives me hope for the future. The Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge is a chance to donate to their efforts and show my gratitude. Thank you, Team Draft!<more>
Dirk Bosgraf is Heading to the NFL Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida!
I’m incredibly honored to have had so much support from family and friends in this year’s Team Draft Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge. Not only was it an important opportunity to raise awareness about lung cancer and increase badly needed research funding, but will also given me the blessing of creating some lifelong memories with my family at this year’s Pro Bowl! Fighting cancer has always been a team effort for me and this is just one more example. Together with organizations like The James Cancer Center, Team Draft and LUNGevity we’re creating a strong network of hope and creating the possibility of winning the fight against lung cancer!<more>
Survivor at Every Stadium: NFC Championship Game - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta, GA. ATL lung cancer survivor-advocate, and 4th place Super Bowl Challenge winner, Patty Watkins will represent Team Draft at the NFC Championship game. Patty will watch the Atlanta Falcons take on the Green Bay Packers in the final game at the Georgia Dome.<more>
Survivor at Every Stadium: Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta, GA. Piedmont Hospital lung cancer survivor-advocate Samantha Mixon Thompson represented Team Draft at the Falcons final regular season game at the Georgia Dome. Samantha and her family watched her hometown Atlanta Falcons town defeat the visiting New Orleans Saints. #SouthernRivals #SurvivorAtEveryStadium #Tacklinglungcancer #LCSM<more>
Survivor at Every Stadium: Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles, CA. City of Hope lung cancer survivor-advocate Corey Wood will represent Team Draft at Los Angeles Rams game on Christmas Eve. Corey and her Dad will join Team Draft co-founder and former Ram, Chris Draft, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and watch the LA Rams take on their Northern California rival, San Francisco 49ers.<more>
Tackling Lung Cancer Reception: Denver, CO
Denver, CO. 2016 Super Bowl Challenge winner, Kim Ringen led a group of Denver area lung cancer survivor-advocates to the View House on Thursday for a night of fellowship and empowerment. Team Draft's Tackling Lung Cancer Reception, sponsored by Myriad, gave the survivors a chance to mingle with other survivors and lung cancer experts from across the Denver metro area.<more>
Tackling Lung Cancer Reception: Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL. Chicago area lung cancer survivor-advocates will join Team Draft for a night of fellowship at the Park Tavern in near O'Hare airport. The dinner, sponsored by Myriad, will give the survivors a chance to mingle with other survivors, and lung cancer experts from across the Chicago metro area.<more>
Survivor at Every Rink: Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus, OH. Ohio State University lung cancer survivor-advocates represented Team Draft and Breath of Hope Ohio at the Nationwide Arena on Tuesday night. The group watched the Columbus Blue Jackets defeat the visiting Los Angeles Kings after going to a shootout. #SurvivorAtEveryRink #changingthefaceoflungcancer #LCSM <more>
Tackling Lung Cancer Reception: Columbus, Ohio
Columbus, OH. Ohio State lung cancer survivor-advocates joined Team Draft & Breathe of Hope Ohio for a night of fellowship at Nada in Downtown Columbus. The dinner, sponsored by Myriad, gave the survivors a chance to mingle with other survivors, and lung cancer experts from around The Ohio State James Comprehensive Cancer Center.<more>
Lung Cancer Ordeal Gives Atlanta Chef New Lease on Life
Just hours before he and his family were about to celebrate another Thanksgiving, Barash’s pulmonologist called. Tests showed a tumor the size of an orange on the lower end of his left lung might be cancer.
Barash hung up the phone. He hadn’t smoked since his son was born nine years ago. He’d gotten annual checkups, including lung X-rays. He was always told they looked good, as clear as a summer’s day. He remembered the sod he’d just planted in his yard.
I’m not going to even see my grass turn green, he said to no one in particular.<more>
Survivor at Every Stadium: New York Jets - Saturday Night Football
East Rutherford, NJ. Lung cancer survivor-advocates Alisa Brenes, Barbara Kotler, and Chris Sabia represented Team Draft at MetLife Stadium on Saturday night. The survivors watched the New York Jets take on the Miami Dolphins from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s suite.<more>
Tackling Lung Cancer Reception: Long Island, NY
Mineola, NY. Team Draft has joined forces with Winthrop Hospital, on Long Island, to create a Holiday Brunch for lung cancer survivors on Saturday at The Davenport Printing Press Restaurant. The brunch, sponsored by Myriad, gives the survivors a chance to mingle with other survivors, and lung cancer experts at Winthrop Hospital.<more>
Tackling Lung Cancer Reception: New York City
New York, NY. Team Draft hosted lung cancer survivor-advocates and doctors from Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Mt. Sinai, Weil-Cornell and Columbia-Presbyterian at the Tribeca Grill on Friday afternoon. The luncheon, sponsored by Myriad, gave the survivors a chance to mingle with other survivors, and lung cancer experts (Brendon Stiles-WeilCornell, Matthew Kott-Memorial Sloan Kettering, and Raja Flores-Mt. Sinai) from around New York City.
Survivor at Every Stadium: Seattle Seahawks - Thursday Night Football
Seattle, WA. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) lung cancer survivor-advocate Kelly Kakuk represented Team Draft at CenturyLink Stadium on Thursday night. Kelly, her sister, and SCCA rep Elizabeth Stohr, watched the Seattle Seahawks clinch the NFC West title, with former Hawk and Stanford Cardinal Kerry Carter, by defeating the visiting Los Angeles Rams.<more>
Survivor at Every Stadium: Miami Dolphins
Miami Gardens, FL. Memorial Cancer Institute lung cancer survivor-advocate Gary Walters and his wife Belinda represented Team Draft on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. Gary and Belinda watched the Miami Dolphins play their best game of the season, in a win over the visiting Arizona Cardinals.<more>
Survivor at Every Stadium: New York Jets - Monday Night Football
East Rutherford, NJ. New York lung cancer survivor-advocate Amanda Ellis Kouri and lung cancer advocate Ben Schachtel represented Team Draft at MetLife Stadium on Monday night. Amanda and Ben watched, from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's suite, the New York Jets lose a tough game to the Indianapolis Colts.<more>
Tackling Lung Cancer Survivor Reception: Boston, MA
Boston, MA. November is lung cancer awareness month, so Team Draft joined forces with LungStrong and Lung Cancer Alliance to Shine A Light on lung cancer in Boston. The survivors were invited to a dinner reception at 5 Napkin Burger prior to the Shine A Light program at the Prudential Center. The dinner, sponsored by Myriad, gave the survivors a chance to mingle with other survivors, and lung cancer experts from around the city.<more>