Post Falls Coach Jeff Hinz is Battling Cancer

October 25, 2014

Post Falls Coach Jeff Hinz is Battling Cancer

Seattle, WA. High school football coach and lung cancer survivor Jeff Hinz and his family represented Team Draft at the University of Washington Huskies game on Saturday night. They attended the game after a huge Post Falls High School victory the night before. 

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Post Falls High football coach Jeff Hinz gets to coach a game Friday night.

Hinz stresses his use of the word “gets”, and with it comes a ton of perspective.

“I’m going on my 20th year of teaching and I felt like how you might get in your career and everything in life that ‘I have to go to work today, I have to do this or that,’ ” Hinz said. “After I got diagnosed (with lung cancer) you put things in perspective.

“I’m thankful for my family, my job and coaching and teaching. I get to teach, I get to coach.”

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Team Draft's goals are to create a unique experience for participating survivors and to raise awareness on a local, national, and international level by using each game and each survivor’s story to weave a broader narrative about the state of cancer and the hope that now exists for those battling the disease.

Leveraging our connections with the NCAA, its teams and players and our relationships with many of the top cancer centers in the country, we are arranging to have lung cancer survivors attend games at NCAA stadiums across the country during the last two months of the 2014 season.

As part of our National Campaign, this celebration of survivorship raises lung cancer awareness, gives hope to those battling the disease, and shines a light on the important work being done at cancer research and treatment centers around the country.

Special thanks to Former Husky Tony Parrish and the University of Washington Football team for making this experience possible.

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