Latest Press Releases
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.
Former Forty-Niner Tackles Lung Cancer At The Super Bowl; Debuts New Public Awareness Video
(NEW ORLEANS, LA) – This week, Team Draft co-founder and former San Francisco Forty-Niners linebacker, Chris Draft, is bringing Team Draft’s National Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer to New Orleans.
Former Falcon Helps 15-Year-Old Lung Cancer Survivor Celebrate Another Birthday With Trip To NFC Championship Game
(ATLANTA, GA) – On January 8, 2012, Abby Wilson celebrated her 15th birthday. While birthdays are special to all of us, they are uniquely important to Abby who was been battling a rare form of pediatric lung cancer since she was 9 years old. This year, Team Draft co-founder and former Falcons linebacker, Chris Draft, is helping Abby celebrate by taking her and her parents to the NFC Championship Game between the Falcons and the San Francisco 49ers at the Georgia Dome this Sunday. The event is part of Team Draft’s Survivor at Every Stadium initiative.
Team Draft to Kickoff National Lung Cancer Screening Event for Veterans at Walter Reed
In honor of Veterans Day weekend, Team Draft, in partnership with Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), is joining with Walter Reed National Medical Center and select lung cancer screening centers across the country to offer lung cancer screenings to veterans.
Team Draft Installs First Lung Cancer Plate In The Country: In Georgia, Lung Cancer Matters
Atlanta, GA (September 29, 2012) – This week, the State of Georgia made history when it became the first state in the nation to issue lung cancer-specific license plates . . . and Team Draft was there. On Tuesday, September 25th, Team Draft co-founder and former Atlanta Falcon, Chris Draft, installed the first lung cancer plate on Jackie Archer’s car—a poignant moment for both Chris and Jackie. Late last year, Chris lost his wife, Keasha, to lung cancer, and through the Chris Draft Family Foundation’s Team Draft initiative, he is leading a National Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer. Archer, a lung cancer survivor, was the driving force behind the plates. On April 16th, Draft and Archer stood next to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal as he signed HB 732 into law, authorizing the plates.