Chicago, IL. Seven lung cancer survivor-advocates represented Team Draft at Soldier Field during Monday Night Football. The Metro Chicago survivors were honored to be in attendance at the Bears first ALL Cancer Crucial Catch game. Rush University lung cancer survivor Jill Feldman was the Bears Honorary Captain for the game. Jill joined the captains from the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings at mid field for the coin toss at the beginning of the game.
“It is a great honor to represent Team Draft at the Chicago bears game. Together we will change to face of Lung cancer.” ~Diane Spry
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 Chicago Bears, Rush University Cancer Center, Northwestern Lurie Cancer Center, University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, North Shore Health, American Cancer Society, Lungevity and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.