NFL Ambassador and International Health Care Advocate, Chris Draft, Attends Signing Ceremony At The White House For 21st Century Cures Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law, and former NFL linebacker and Team Draft Co-Founder, Chris Draft, was on hand. Draft was invited by President Obama and Vice President Biden to attend the historic signing ceremony in recognition of Team Draft’s work to raise lung cancer awareness through its National Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer and, in particular, its efforts to increase lung cancer screening among veterans. “Words can’t describe how honored I felt to represent the cancer community at this historic event,” said Draft.
Upstate Cancer Survivors Compete in National Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) –James Taylor is thankful. His faith gives him strength and his love for football inspires him.
“I live every day to its fullest,” Taylor said. “My wife and I, we love football.”
He’s a Clemson fan whose part of a new team which fights lung cancer.
“It helps to talk about it,” he said.”It kills more people than any other cancers put together.”
Some of his teammates are also tackling lung cancer. They’re members of a lung cancer support group with Bon Secours Saint Francis Health System in Greenville. Dan Powell started the group back in 2014.
Ravens Employee Is Helping To Change the Face of Lung Cancer
Baltimore, MD. Ravens Director of Ticket Sales & Hospitality Mike Burke is active, competitive and hadn’t smoked a day in his life. Now Burke is battling Stage IV lung cancer, helping to inspire others battling the disease and raising awareness about its causes. “People should be aware that it can happen to anybody. I thought I was as healthy as anybody and athletic and doing a bunch of stuff. You have to change people’s perception before you can make a difference.”
Delta Airlines TechOps empolyee, cancer survivor honored with a visit from former NFL Player
Delta’s Cancer Support Engagement Group (CSEN) recently honored Tech Ops employee and cancer survivor Joe Pitts with a get-together that included his wife, closest friends, and former NFL linebacker Chris Draft.
After Losing Wife To Cancer, Former NFL Linebacker Visits With Patients
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Cancer can affect families in so many different ways. It affects people of all ages at different times and with different results.
Former NFL linebacker Chris Draft and his wife Keasha were looking forward to spending their lives together, but Keasha lost her battle to lung cancer a month after the couple were married.
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Team Draft Sends Super Bowl Challenge Winners to Super Bowl, Pro-Bowl and Taste of the NFL to Raise Lung Cancer Awareness
Phoenix, AZ. The winners of the inaugural Super Bowl Challenge will enjoy trips to the Super Bowl, the NFL Pro-Bowl and the Taste of the NFL this month as part of Team Draft’s National Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer
Team Draft Kicks Off Lung Cancer Awareness Month in Titletown With the Green Bay Packers
(GREEN BAY, WIS.) – November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and Team Draft is kicking it off with the Green Bay Packers as they take on their long-time rivals the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football tonight. In partnership with Bellin Health—the Packers’ official healthcare provider—Team Draft arranged to have the game designated by the Packers as an official lung cancer awareness game.
Asthma Advocate, Chris Draft launches National Public Service Announcement in partnership with the EPA
The Foundation's Asthma Team will join Mothers & Others for Clean Air at Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School.
DEPLOYED TROOPS GREET EX-NFL STARS FOR FOURTH OF JULY WEEK CELEBRATIONS
Ex-NFL standouts Chris Draft, Donnie Edwards and Eric Metcalf have joined legendary front-office executive Bill Polian to visit troops stationed in the Middle East as part of a week long USO Entertainment tour.
Atlanta Hawks To Honor Team Draft Co-Founder Chris Draft With Be Greater Atlanta Award During Nationally Televised Game
(ATLANTA, GA) – On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, nearly twenty lung cancer survivors, support teams, and doctors will be on hand when the Atlanta Hawks honor Team Draft co-founder and former NFL linebacker, Chris Draft, with the Be Greater Atlanta Award. The award recognizes individuals throughout Metro Atlanta who are making a difference in their communities and will be presented to Draft during the Hawks game against the New York Knicks—a game which will be televised nationally on ESPN—in recognition of Team Draft’s national lung cancer awareness efforts.