Atlanta, GA. Lung cancer survivor-advocate Patty Watkins represented Team Draft at Mercedes Benz Stadium on Sunday. Patty joined a select group of 20 cancer survivors from across Metro Atlanta at the Falcons first All Cancer Crucial Catch game. The survivors held the new All Cancer ribbon on the field during the national anthem and were recognized at halftime with Atlanta Falcons Legends. In addition to the on-field recognition, the group watched their hometown Atlanta Falcons take on the Miami Dolphins from the new Mercedes-Benz Club. #InterceptCancer #AmericanCancerSociety #AllCancers #CrucialCatch
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 Atlanta Falcons, Suntrust, Winship Cancer Insitute, MASS General, Wellstar Health and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.