Charlotte, NC. Raleigh lung cancer survivor-advocate Nicole Russell and her family represented Team Draft in the Gridiron Club at Bank of America Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Russells joined our co-founder, Chris Draft, at the Belk Classic watched the NC State Wolfpack lose a close game to the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.
In 2012, we, Team Draft, launched our inaugural Survivor Series initiative on CNN during a nationally-televised prime time special focusing on lung cancer and our National Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer.
Our Survivor at Every Stadium, leverages our connections with the NFL, its teams and players with our relationships with many of the top cancer centers in the country. As a part of our International Campaign, the games allow us to celebrate our survivors, raise awareness, and give hope to those battling the disease, as well as shine a light on the important work being done at cancer research and treatment centers around the country.
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.
Special thanks to the Belk, Riley Fields, Carolina Panthers and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.