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Survivor at Every Stadium: Atlanta Falcons

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Atlanta, GA. Piedmont Hospital lung cancer survivor-advocate Samantha Mixon Thompson represented Team Draft at the Falcons final regular season game at the Georgia Dome. Samantha and her family watched her hometown Atlanta Falcons town defeat the  visiting New Orleans Saints. #SouthernRivals #SurvivorAtEveryStadium #Tacklinglungcancer #LCSM

Samantha Mixon Thompson, Lung cancer survivor-advocate and blogger

“Growing up on the outskirts of Atlanta as a born and raised Falcons fan, it is an honor to be here at the Georgia Dome WITH MY FAMILY for this final game. I have built so many memories here, it truly is bittersweet.”

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 lung cancer 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.

We kicked off our 3rd Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge on November 1st, 2016, which builds on the success of our established Survivor Series by using the games at the heart of that initiative to create buzz for the Super Bowl Challenge and, in turn, funds for research and awareness.

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Special thanks to the Atlanta Falcons, Astra Zeneca, Wilmot Family, and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.

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