Team Draft Co-founder Chris Draft Sits Down With Don Lemon
On Saturday, November 17th, Team Draft Co-founder and CEO Chris Draft sat down with CNN's Don Lemon to discuss the state of lung cancer and the importance of continuing the fight against lung cancer.
- Anyone can get lung cancer.
- Lung cancer kills more people than breast, prostate, colon, liver, kidney, and melanoma cancer combined.
- The 5 year survival rate for lung cancer is just 16% - a rate that has changed very little since the 1970's.
- Nearly 60% of those diagnosed with lung cancer are people who have never smoked or are former smokers.
- Lung cancer surpassed breast cancer as the number #1 cancer killer for women in 1987.
The State of Lung Cancer
We have visited over 70 cancer centers and hospitals across North America and we will visit more! Together WE ARE Changing the Face of Lung Cancer!
Ashley Mahaffey is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer
Today, a remarkable woman shared her mother’s story with Chris. Team Draft is proud to share the Ashley Joy’s story of her mother, Patricia Mahaffey....read more →
Jackie Archer is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer
Tuesday, August 2, 2005, at the age of 40 years and in seemingly excellent health, an evening commuter came crashing into my SUV. I quickly phoned 911. Within moments there were lights and sirens coming from every direction....read more →
Montessa Lee is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer
On the D.C. leg of Team Draft’s East Coast nationwide tour, we met Montessa Lee of Silver Spring, Maryland. In 2006, she experienced chest pain, followed by shortness of breath and a cough....read more →
Dr. Paul Bunn, University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. Bunn’s research interests focus on novel therapies for lung cancer. He has published more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 122 reviews and 90 book chapters on lung cancer....read more →
Deepa Subramaniam, MD, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Deepa Subramaniam, MD, has built a career on her desire to treat her patients with the utmost respect and dignity, working not just to help them overcome their cancer......read more →
William Mayfield, MD, WellStar Cancer Center in Marietta, Georgia
Dr. Mayfield earned his bachelor's degree from Mercer University in Macon, Ga., and his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. ...read more →
Music Matters at UC Irvine's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Team Draft kicked off the West Coast leg of its national campaign to change the face of lung cancer with a stop at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer (CFCC) at UC Irvine....read more →
Dr. Kim, MD, Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina is Tackling Lung Cancer
Nationally Recognized Cancer Experts Join Levine Cancer Institute "A CANCER INSTITUTE WITHOUT WALLS." THIS IS THE PLEDGE OF CAROLINAS HealthCare System’s (CHS)......read more →
Wissam Abouzgheib, MD, Dir. of Interventional Pulmonology, Cooper University Hospital
Wissam Abouzgheib is one of two Interventional Pulmonologist at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. Interventional Pulmonology is an emerging field in Pulmonary that has......read more →
Keisha Kirkland is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer
Phenomenal, brilliant, and driven are just a few words that characterize Dr. Keisha Kirkland. A woman of incredible poise and determination, Keisha Kirkland is the epitome of courage, strength, and the healing power of faith. Her radiant personality and warm spirit are evident in her smile and genuine love for people....read more →
Matt Hiznay is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer
My name is Matt Hiznay, and I am 25 years old. I am a lung cancer survivor. I am the first child of Jim and Mandie Hiznay. I have a younger sister, Katie, and a younger brother, Patrick. I grew up in Poland, Ohio, and graduated from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio....read more →
Charlie Horner is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer
When Charlie Horner joined the Army, he did so to serve his country. He is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and served in the Vietnam War....read more →
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May 23, 2013 St. Louis, MO- Team Draft will tour the facilities and get to know the latest techniques in clinical research and treatment. - Read More
May 24, 2013 Nashville, TN- Vanderbilt-Ingram is our next stop on our National Campaign - Read More
May 13, 2013 Los Angeles, CA- Celebrating what would have been the 40th birthday of Team Draft’s co-founder, Keasha Draft, who lost her courageous battle with lung cancer in 2011. - Read More
Prior to Super Bowl 46, ESPN highlighted the life of Keasha Rutledge Draft and the founding of Team Draft.
News and Media
Linda and Jerry Wortman are Tackling Lung Cancer
Linda and Jerry Wortman are Tackling Lung Cancer..read more →
Geraldine Carter – Changing the Face of Lung Cancer
When you’ve never smoked, being told you have lung cancer comes as a shock. That was the case with Geraldine Carter two years ago when she received the devastating news – stage 4 lung cancer...read more →
A Survivor at Every Game: The Rams Support The Campaign
A nonsmoker who regularly works out, Dan Friedman wasn’t the stereotypical person at risk for lung cancer. Yet there he was in 2011, at age 43, hearing he had the disease...read more →
Colts and IU Health - Changing the Face of Lung Cancer
Just over three and half years ago, when Gregg Baumbaugh of Noblesville, Ind., came down with a runny nose and scratchy throat, a lung cancer diagnosis was the last thing he expected...read more →
Natalie DiMarco is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer
Meet Natalie DiMarco, a 34-year-old daughter, wife, and mother of two. She was born in San Francisco and raised in Tucson, Arizona. Her family returned to the Bay Area when she was a teenager...read more →
Huddling Up with a Treatment Game Plan
Football was a major part of Jim Hatfield’s life so it was only natural that it was part of his successful journey through lung cancer too...read more →
NBC 11Alive - Keasha Rutledge Draft and Emory University
NBC 11Alive Atlanta highlighted the life of Keasha Rutledge Draft and the work that Emory University is doing to tackle lung cancer..read more →
NFL Tackling Cancer - Cancer Awareness Month
The video was shown prior to the Kickoff of the NFL Network's Thursday Night Football Game between the St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals...read more →
A Mission to find Hope for those who have lung cancer.
Team Draft Co-Founder, Chris Draft visited the University of Colorado's Anschutz Cancer Center. Team Draft is on a mission to find hope for those who have lung cancer.