Charlotte, NC. Levine Cancer Institute lung cancer survivor Paulus Bonar and UNC Lineberger lung cancer survivor Frank Dashiell represented Team Draft at Bank of America stadium on Thursday night. Paulus was one of four honorary #KeepPounding drummers the hit the drum at the beginning of the game. The survivors joined other cancer survivors from across Metro Charlotte, in celebrating the Panthers first All Cancer Crucial Catch. #ThursdayNightFootball #InterceptCancer #AmericanCancerSociety
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 Carolina Panthers, Riley Fields, Levine Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger Cancer Center and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.