Dallas, TX. Lung cancer survivors Cassie Andrews and Marc Rapp represented Team Draft at AT&T Stadium on Sunday. The survivors, hosted by Lee Jackson and Chris Draft, watched the Dallas Cowboys take on the Philadelphia Eagles during Sunday Night Football.
It was outstanding evening and I’m thankful for the Cowboy’s game with Team Draft. I had the pleasure of meeting a very positive survivor and hear his story surrounded by fans cheering on America’s team. I feel recharged and energized just by being in the presence of such good people. Like Marc’s shirts reads, we are all on the same team, fighting to cure lung cancer. ~ Cassie Andrews
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.
Our 2018 Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge kicked off on November 1, 2017. Sign up now!
Special thanks to the Dallas Cowboys, Free to Breathe, Lung Cancer Research Foundation, UT Southwestern, Baylor Cancer Center, Texas Oncology, Lungevity and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.