Cancer-stricken Wilcox track coach has former NFL player in her corner
Brewer, a non-smoker, also has a point she wants to emphasize.“I just want to make sure that everybody knows that really anybody with lungs can get cancer,” she said. “It’s just not a smoker’s disease any more. It’s every-day people.”
Keeping Cancer a Secret
Four years ago, my body sent me a terrifying message that something was horribly wrong. My head started throbbing, my depth perception was suddenly gone, and I couldn't see anything but swirly colors. Then I started vomiting. My mom rushed me to an emergency room, where I had checked in before with lesser headaches.
Kiowa Woman Aims to Change Stereotype About Lung Cancer
Kathy Weber is setting out to change the image of lung cancer.
“It’s not a smokers’ disease anymore,” she said. “Anyone with lungs can get lung cancer.”
She should know: The physically active Kiowa wife and mother, a lung cancer survivor, never smoked.
According to the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. One of the least-researched cancers, Weber hopes that by sharing her story she can help raise money for study of the disease.
For one cancer patient, a Super Bowl fitting for her fight
If it was a Hollywood script, it would be criticized for being too far-fetched. A cancer patient gets inspired to fight against her prognosis by her favorite NFL team, which, despite doubters and critics, makes it all the way to the Super Bowl.
Cancer patient prepping for trip to see Broncos in Super Bowl
DENVER -- As the Denver Broncos prepare for Super Bowl 50, one of their biggest fans back home is getting ready her first trip to the big game with maybe as much thought and intensity.
Kimberly Ringen, 38, is battling lung cancer, and has spent the last week or so meeting with her medical team to figure out how to make the trip as smooth and as safe as possible.
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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.