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NFL Ambassador and International Health Care Advocate Chris Draft Brings Hopeful Message to Nation’s Largest Gathering of Lung Cancer Survivors

Posted on April 30, 2016
Immediate Release April 29, 2016 Contact: Randall Hawkins, rhawkins@chrisdraft.org   NFL Ambassador and International Health Care Advocate Chris Draft Brings Hopeful Message to Nation’s Largest Gathering of Lung Cancer Survivors WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the second year in a row, … ..read more ❯

Former Falcon starts cancer fundraiser for Super Bowl

Posted on January 2, 2015
Former Falcon starts cancer fundraiser for Super Bowl http://www.teamdraft.org/newsmedia/former-falcon-starts-cancer-fundraiser-for-super-bowl/ATLANTA — Former Atlanta Falcon Chris Draft is using healthy competition and the lure of the Super Bowl to raise money fight lung cancer. The “Team Draft Super Bowl Challenge” gives lung … ..read more ❯

Former Rams player shares personal connection to lung cancer

Posted on March 28, 2014
Former St. Louis Rams linebacker Chris Draft was in town March 28 to promote his foundation and bring attention to the men and women of SSM Cancer Care who work toward improving the quality of life for lung cancer patients. … ..read more ❯

Former Panther Tackles Lung Cancer In Charlotte

Posted on November 21, 2013
For Immediate Release November 20, 2013 Contact: Randall Hawkins, rhawkins@chrisdraft.org Former Panther Tackles Lung Cancer In Charlotte (Charlotte, NC) – This week, Team Draft and its co-founder former Carolina Panthers linebacker, Chris Draft, are bringing Team Draft’s National Campaign to … ..read more ❯

Team Draft Kicks Off Lung Cancer Awareness Month in Titletown With the Green Bay Packers

Posted on November 4, 2013
(GREEN BAY, WIS.) – November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and Team Draft is kicking it off with the Green Bay Packers as they take on their long-time rivals the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football tonight. In partnership with … ..read more ❯

Team Draft To Celebrate Co-Founder’s Birthday By Attending Live Taping Of Dancing With The Stars With 12-Year-Old Lung Cancer Survivor

Posted on June 14, 2013
( Los Angeles, CA) – Monday, May 13, 2013, would have been the 40th birthday of Team Draft’s co-founder, Keasha Draft, who lost her courageous battle with lung cancer in 2011. Team Draft is marking the occasion by spending the … ..read more ❯

Former Forty-Niner Tackles Lung Cancer At The Super Bowl; Debuts New Public Awareness Video

Posted on June 7, 2013
(NEW ORLEANS, LA) – This week, Team Draft co-founder and former San Francisco Forty-Niners linebacker, Chris Draft, is bringing Team Draft’s National Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer to New Orleans. Draft, who lost his wife, Keasha, to … ..read more ❯

Former Falcon Helps 15-Year-Old Lung Cancer Survivor Celebrate Another Birthday With Trip To NFC Championship Game

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(ATLANTA, GA) – On January 8, 2012, Abby Wilson celebrated her 15th birthday. While birthdays are special to all of us, they are uniquely important to Abby who was been battling a rare form of pediatric lung cancer since she … ..read more ❯

Team Draft to Kickoff National Lung Cancer Screening Event for Veterans at Walter Reed

Posted on May 30, 2013
Bethesda, MD (November 8, 2012) – In honor of Veterans Day weekend, Team Draft, in partnership with Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), is joining with Walter Reed National Medical Center and select lung cancer screening … ..read more ❯

Team Draft and the National Lung Cancer Partnership Team Up to Tackle Lung Cancer

Posted on May 29, 2013
ATLANTA, GA and MADISON, WI. (March 19, 2012) – Team Draft and the National Lung Cancer Partnership (the Partnership) are joining forces to bring much needed attention and critical resources to lung cancer. The disease takes the lives of more … ..read more ❯

Atlanta Hawks to Honor Team Draft During Kick Off To Survivor At Every Arena Initiative

Posted on April 3, 2013
Lung cancer survivors Jackie Archer, Andre Babu, Mary Hendrix, Margaret Hill and Dr. Suresh Ramalingam, Chief of Thoracic Oncology and Director of Medical Oncology at Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute, will be on hand when the Atlanta Hawks honor Team … ..read more ❯

Team Draft Installs First Lung Cancer Plate In The Country: In Georgia, Lung Cancer Matters

Posted on September 20, 2012
Atlanta, GA (September 29, 2012) – This week, the State of Georgia made history when it became the first state in the nation to issue lung cancer-specific license plates . . . and Team Draft was there. On Tuesday, September … ..read more ❯

Former Bill Brings National Lung Cancer Awareness Campaign To Buffalo

Posted on June 21, 2012
Buffalo, New York (June 21, 2012) – This week, former Buffalo Bills linebacker, Chris Draft, will return to Buffalo as part of Team Draft’s national campaign to change the face of lung cancer, the disease that claimed the life of … ..read more ❯

Former 49er Brings National Lung Cancer Awareness Campaign Back To Northern California

Posted on June 11, 2012
San Francisco (June 11, 2012) – This week, former San Francisco 49ers linebacker and Stanford Football alumni, Chris Draft, will return to the Bay Area, were he spent his college and part of his NFL career, as part of his … ..read more ❯

Former Bear Brings National Lung Cancer Awareness Campaign Back To Chicago

Posted on June 3, 2012
Chicago (June 3, 2012) – On Sunday, former Chicago Bear’s linebacker, Chris Draft, will return to Chicago as part of Team Draft’s national campaign to change the face of lung cancer, the disease that claimed the life of Draft’s late … ..read more ❯

CHARLOTTE JOINS NATIONAL MOVEMENT TO DEFEAT LUNG CANCER

Posted on May 19, 2012
CHARLOTTE — The North Carolina Lung Cancer Partnership announces the Inaugural Free to Breathe® 5K & 1 mile Run/Walk & Rally in Charlotte. The event will take place on Saturday, May 19 at Park Road Park. Runners and walkers will … ..read more ❯

Team Draft: Veteran Linebacker Challenges NFL Players, Fans to Join Fight to Tackle Lung Cancer

Posted on March 12, 2012
March 12, 2012 (Atlanta, GA) – Veteran NFL linebacker Chris Draft is continuing a nationwide campaign to build a team to conquer the number one cancer killer of women, lung cancer. In partnership with the NFL Players, Inc.-affiliated School of … ..read more ❯

Former NFL Linebacker Chris Draft Launches “Changing the Face of Lung Cancer” through the Team Draft Initiative, during ESPN’s XLVI Super Bowl Coverage

Posted on January 30, 2012
Atlanta, GA-Jan.30, 2012– The Team Draft initiative is a campaign to “Change the Face of Lung Cancer” by raising awareness of lung cancer through prevention and research. Team Draft was created by former NFL linebacker Chris Draft and the late … ..read more ❯



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