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Team Draft Sends Super Bowl Challenge Winners to Super Bowl 53, Pro-Bowl and Taste of the NFL to Raise Lung Cancer Awareness and Research Dollars

Posted on January 4, 2019
For Immediate Release January 4, 2019 Contact:  Randall Hawkins, rhawkins@chrisdraft.org Team Draft Sends Super Bowl Challenge Winners to Super Bowl 53, Pro-Bowl and Taste of the NFL to Raise Lung Cancer Awareness and Research Dollars  (ATLANTA, GA) – Team Draft … ..read more ❯

Team Draft Kicks off 5th Annual Super Bowl Challenge to Raise Lung Cancer Awareness and Research Dollars

Posted on November 1, 2018
Atlanta, GA. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Team Draft will kick off it’s fifth annual Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge on November 1, 2018. This unique fund raising challenge gives lung cancer survivors the opportunity to raise … ..read more ❯

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 ❯

Super Bowl, Pro Bowl Trips For Cancer Patients Who Are Great At Fundraising

Posted on January 8, 2016
Super Bowl, Pro Bowl Trips For Cancer Patients Who Are Great At Fundraising DENVER (CBS4) – The teams have yet to be determined, but one Broncos fan already knows she’s going to the Super Bowl. Another will travel to the … ..read more ❯

Team Draft’s 2nd Annual Super Bowl Challenge Winners

Posted on January 5, 2016
Team Draft’s 2nd Annual Super Bowl Challenge Winners A passion for lung cancer research moved two lung cancer survivors to raise money for the cause. Now with the help of the Chris Draft Family Foundation, one is going to the … ..read more ❯

Team Draft’s 2nd Annual Super Bowl Challenge

Posted on December 28, 2015
Team Draft’s 2nd Annual Super Bowl Challenge https://www.crowdrise.com/LungCancerSurvivorsSuperBowl 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 Falcon starts cancer fundraiser for Super Bowl

Posted on January 2, 2015
Former Falcon starts cancer fundraiser for Super Bowl https://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 ❯

Steven Dubinett, M.D., UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Posted on September 4, 2013
Steven Dubinett, M.D., UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center DR. STEVEN M. DUBINETT, M.D. • Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Director, UCLA Lung Cancer Research Program in the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center • Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, … ..read more ❯

Michael Hanley, MD, University of Virginia Healthcare

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Michael Hanley, MD, University of Virginia Healthcare Michael Hanley, M.D. Assistant Professor Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging Division of Body Imaging M.D. Degree: University of Virginia School of Medicine 2006 Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC (Diagnostic … ..read more ❯

Former Redskins Player Starts Cancer Foundation In Wife’s Memory

Posted on August 18, 2013
Former Redskins Player Starts Cancer Foundation In Wife’s Memory RICHMOND, VA—Friday marks the last day of the first Washington Redskins training camp in Richmond, and to mark the occasion, a former player visited the field to share an important message … ..read more ❯

O’s PR Director battles stage four cancer

Posted on August 17, 2013
O’s PR Director battles stage four cancer BALTIMORE (WMAR) – She had champagne poured on her head a few weeks ago, and we can’t wait to pop the cork again when she scores another victory over lung cancer. See this … ..read more ❯

Orioles ‘Zill Billy’ usher is Swinging at Lung Cancer

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Orioles ‘Zill Billy’ usher is Swinging at Lung Cancer BALTIMORE (WMAR) – The familiar sounds of John Denver’s “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” during the 7 th inning stretch at Camden Yards brought Charlie Zill front and center to … ..read more ❯

Kathy Leiser: Changing the face of Lung Cancer

Posted on August 9, 2013
Kathy Leiser: Changing the face of Lung Cancer Many people diagnosed with cancer ask “why me?” Kathy Leiser asks herself “what if?” What if she hadn’t moved from Texas to Nashville to be closer to her two grown sons in … ..read more ❯

Lung cancer pill shows promise, CU patient is beating the odds

Posted on August 8, 2013
Lung cancer pill shows promise, CU patient is beating the odds DENVER — A lung cancer patient is beating the odds thanks to a new drug he’s receiving from doctors at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus...read more ❯

Mark P. Marini is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

Posted on July 27, 2013
Mark P. Marini is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer Thanks for selecting me as a Team Draft’s recipient as it was a special day for my wife and I and the owner of my company Anthony Cafaro Jr and … ..read more ❯

Not just a smoker’s disease — Former NFL player raises awareness for lung cancer

Posted on June 21, 2013
Not just a smoker’s disease — Former NFL player raises awareness for lung cancer Lung cancer is often perceived as a smoker’s disease. But a hard look at lung cancer diagnosis data reveals that 45 percent of patients with the … ..read more ❯

Lung cancer remains a major killer

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Lung cancer remains a major killer By Kathryn Roethel of the SF Gate The No. 1 killing cancer is not the one many people think of first. It’s not the one with the pink ribbon, or the one whose controversial … ..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 ❯

Former Redskins Player Starts Cancer Foundation In Wife’s Memory

Posted on August 18, 2013
Former Redskins Player Starts Cancer Foundation In Wife’s Memory RICHMOND, VA—Friday marks the last day of the first Washington Redskins training camp in Richmond, and to mark the occasion, a former player visited the field to share an important message … ..read more ❯

O’s PR Director battles stage four cancer

Posted on August 17, 2013
O’s PR Director battles stage four cancer BALTIMORE (WMAR) – She had champagne poured on her head a few weeks ago, and we can’t wait to pop the cork again when she scores another victory over lung cancer. See this … ..read more ❯

Orioles ‘Zill Billy’ usher is Swinging at Lung Cancer

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Orioles ‘Zill Billy’ usher is Swinging at Lung Cancer BALTIMORE (WMAR) – The familiar sounds of John Denver’s “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” during the 7 th inning stretch at Camden Yards brought Charlie Zill front and center to … ..read more ❯

Kathy Leiser: Changing the face of Lung Cancer

Posted on August 9, 2013
Kathy Leiser: Changing the face of Lung Cancer Many people diagnosed with cancer ask “why me?” Kathy Leiser asks herself “what if?” What if she hadn’t moved from Texas to Nashville to be closer to her two grown sons in … ..read more ❯

Kathy Leiser: Lung Cancer

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Many people diagnosed with cancer ask “why me?” Kathy Leiser asks herself “what if?” What if she hadn’t moved from Texas to Nashville to be closer to her two grown sons in 2009? What if she hadn’t heard that public … ..read more ❯

Lung cancer pill shows promise, CU patient is beating the odds

Posted on August 8, 2013
Lung cancer pill shows promise, CU patient is beating the odds DENVER — A lung cancer patient is beating the odds thanks to a new drug he’s receiving from doctors at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus...read more ❯

Not just a smoker’s disease — Former NFL player raises awareness for lung cancer

Posted on August 7, 2013
Not just a smoker’s disease — Former NFL player raises awareness for lung cancer Lung cancer is often perceived as a smoker’s disease. But a hard look at lung cancer diagnosis data reveals that 45 percent of patients with the … ..read more ❯

Not just a smoker’s disease — Former NFL player raises awareness for lung cancer

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Lung cancer is often perceived as a smoker’s disease. But a hard look at lung cancer diagnosis data reveals that 45 percent of patients with the disease are former smokers, and an additional 15 percent never smoked at all. For … ..read more ❯

Mark P. Marini is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

Posted on July 27, 2013
Mark P. Marini is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer Thanks for selecting me as a Team Draft’s recipient as it was a special day for my wife and I and the owner of my company Anthony Cafaro Jr and … ..read more ❯

Mark P. Marini is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

Posted on June 22, 2013
Mark P. Marini is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer Thanks for selecting me as a Team Draft’s recipient as it was a special day for my wife and I and the owner of my company Anthony Cafaro Jr and … ..read more ❯

Not just a smoker’s disease — Former NFL player raises awareness for lung cancer

Posted on June 21, 2013
Not just a smoker’s disease — Former NFL player raises awareness for lung cancer Lung cancer is often perceived as a smoker’s disease. But a hard look at lung cancer diagnosis data reveals that 45 percent of patients with the … ..read more ❯

Lung cancer remains a major killer

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Lung cancer remains a major killer By Kathryn Roethel of the SF Gate The No. 1 killing cancer is not the one many people think of first. It’s not the one with the pink ribbon, or the one whose controversial … ..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 ❯

Mark Varvares, MD, Director, Saint Louis University Cancer Center

Posted on May 26, 2013
Mark Varvares, MD, Director, Saint Louis University Cancer Center       Mark Varvares, MD Director, Saint Louis University Cancer Center Education Undergraduate: University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine St.Louis, MO Internship: Northwestern … ..read more ❯

Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D. President and CEO Karmanos Cancer Institute

Posted on April 25, 2013
Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D. President and CEO Karmanos Cancer Institute Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D. President and Chief Executive Officer Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., is a world-renowned thoracic oncologist who has spent his career researching risks, progression, treatments and outcomes related … ..read more ❯

Kim Wieneke is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

Posted on April 15, 2013
Kim Wieneke is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer Hello. I’m Kim Wieneke, living in Portland, Oregon. I am 36, former athlete, and have stage 4 lung cancer. I learned about my condition in May of 2011. From that moment … ..read more ❯

Charlie Horner is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

Posted on April 9, 2013
Charlie Horner is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer When Charlie Horner joined the Army, he did so to serve his country.  He is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and served in the Vietnam War.  From Charlie Horner’s own words … ..read more ❯

Jessica Rice is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

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Jessica Rice is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer Jessica Rice was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer at age 30 in November of 2011.  She has never smoked.  She does not have a family history.  Nothing ‘caused’ her cancer.  … ..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 ❯

Kathi Roberts– Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

Posted on March 27, 2013
Kathi Roberts– Changing the Face of Lung Cancer Let’s start this week off on an upbeat note! And you can’t get more upbeat than our wonderful lung cancer survivor and Free to Breathe Charlotte committee member, Kathi Roberts. Let me … ..read more ❯

Linda Wortman a Survivor at the Metrodome

Posted on March 9, 2013
Linda Wortman a Survivor at the Metrodome Linda and Jerry Wortman are Tackling Lung Cancer from TEAM DRAFT on Vimeo...read more ❯

Linda Wortman — A Survivor at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN

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Linda Wortman — A Survivor at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN Linda and Jerry Wortman are Tackling Lung Cancer from TEAM DRAFT on Vimeo...read more ❯

Micheal Barkins is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

Posted on March 2, 2013
Micheal Barkins is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer In August of 2012 I went to the doctor for a routine checkup. While the doctor was listening to my heart and lungs he told me to take in a deep … ..read more ❯

Abraham and Yolanda Almanza are Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

Posted on February 24, 2013
Abraham and Yolanda Almanza are Changing the Face of Lung Cancer My name is Abraham and I’m a lung cancer survivor In 1998, I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer at the age of 15. I would later turn … ..read more ❯

Richard J. Battafarano, MD, PhD — University of Maryland, Greenebaum Cancer Center

Posted on February 22, 2013
Richard J. Battafarano, MD, PhD — University of Maryland, Greenebaum Cancer Center Richard J. Battafarano, M.D., Ph.D.,is the head of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a member of the surgical faculty at … ..read more ❯

New Genetic Testing Gives Researchers New Tool to Fight Cancer

Posted on February 20, 2013
New Genetic Testing Gives Researchers New Tool to Fight Cancer GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – In the game of football, players face tough opponents, and former NFL linebacker Chris Draft knows what it means to play hard. That’s why his … ..read more ❯

Madeline Borrouso – Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

Posted on February 8, 2013
Madeline Borrouso – Changing the Face of Lung Cancer I have lived in New Orleans all of my life. I love it here. I am 66 years old and grew up with a large family, 4 brothers and 1 sister. … ..read more ❯

Ping Yang, M.D., Ph.D, Mayo Clinic Cancer Research Center, Rochester, MN

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Ping Yang, M.D., Ph.D, Mayo Clinic Cancer Research Center, Rochester, MN Dr. Yang’s primary appointment at Mayo Clinic is in health sciences research. She also holds a joint clinical appointment in Medical Genetics and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She … ..read more ❯

Former NFL player starts cancer foundation after losing wife to disease

Posted on February 3, 2013
Former NFL player starts cancer foundation after losing wife to disease At his wedding, a former NFL player announced his new foundation to fight cancer. A month later, his wife lost her battle with cancer. This Monday, doctors and scientists … ..read more ❯

Dr. Augusto Ochoa, Director of LSU Health Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center

Posted on January 31, 2013
Dr. Augusto Ochoa, Director of LSU Health Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center Augusto Ochoa, MD Professor of Pediatrics Adjunct Associate Professor, Biochemistry Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center DegreesM.D. – 1982 Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia Bio Post-doctoral Fellowship – Immunology, Immunobiology … ..read more ❯

Dr. Augusto Ochoa, Director of LSU Health Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center

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Dr. Augusto Ochoa, Director of LSU Health Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center Augusto Ochoa, MD Professor of Pediatrics Adjunct Associate Professor, Biochemistry Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center Degrees M.D. – 1982 Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia Bio Post-doctoral Fellowship – Immunology, … ..read more ❯

Dr. Paul Bunn, University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center

Posted on January 23, 2013
Dr. Paul Bunn, University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center In 1984, Dr. Bunn was recruited to the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center as a Professor of Medicine in Medical Oncology and Head of the Division of Medical Oncology. In … ..read more ❯

15 year old Lung Cancer Survivor Abby Wilson

Posted on January 20, 2013
15 year old Lung Cancer Survivor Abby Wilson I’m Abby. I am 15 yrs. old. I have a rare form of pediatric lung cancer. But cancer is not who I am. I am a brave and strong girl. God has … ..read more ❯

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center NIH

Posted on January 19, 2013
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center NIH The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center with a multisite presence. Its three campuses — in Scottsdale, Ariz., Jacksonville, Fla., and Rochester, Minn. — give the Mayo Clinic Cancer … ..read more ❯

Dr. Robert Kratzke, University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center

Posted on January 18, 2013
Dr. Robert Kratzke, University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center Dr. Kratzke received his M.D. from the University of Washington in 1983. He conducted an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1983-1986 and was Research … ..read more ❯

Natalie DiMarco is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

Posted on January 13, 2013
Natalie DiMarco is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer A Young Mother’s Fight with Lung Cancer: a Story of Hope By Aisha Avery Meet Natalie DiMarco, a 34-year-old daughter, wife, and mother of two. She was born in San Francisco … ..read more ❯

Team Draft, Indianapolis Colts and IU Health are Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

Posted on January 7, 2013
Team Draft, Indianapolis Colts and IU Health are Changing the Face of Lung Cancer Just over three and half years ago, when Gregg Baumbaugh of Noblesville, Ind., came down with a runny nose and scratchy throat, a lung cancer diagnosis … ..read more ❯

David K Madtes, MD, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Posted on January 4, 2013
David K Madtes, MD, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance David K. Madtes, MD Dr. Madtes is a pulmonary and critical care specialist whose expertise is in lung injury repair process, cell biology, and respiratory system. He also sees patients in the … ..read more ❯

Dr. Alan Sandler, Oregon Health & Science University–Knight Cancer Institute

Posted on January 3, 2013
Dr. Alan Sandler, Oregon Health & Science University–Knight Cancer Institute Alan Sandler is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon and is the … ..read more ❯

Keasha Rutledge Draft

Posted on December 27, 2012
Keasha Rutledge Draft Lakeasha (Keasha) Monique Rutledge Draft, 38, of Atlanta, Georgia departed this earth on Tuesday, December 27, 2011. Born on May 13, 1975 to Tommy and Gail Rutledge in Anderson, South Carolina, she was always a shining star … ..read more ❯

Changing the Face of Lung Cancer: THE LOVE OF THREE SISTERS

Posted on December 23, 2012
Changing the Face of Lung Cancer: THE LOVE OF THREE SISTERS This love story is about the youngest of seven children Sarah (Sharon) Johnson. She was born to Henry and Sarah Simmons of Monticello, Florida on December 14, 1961. Cynthia … ..read more ❯

Changing the Face of Lung Cancer : Huddling Up with a Treatment Game Plan

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Changing the Face of Lung Cancer : Huddling Up with a Treatment Game Plan Football was a major part of Jim Hatfield’s life so it was only natural that it was part of his successful journey through lung cancer too. … ..read more ❯

14 year old Lung Cancer Survivor Abby Wilson

Posted on December 12, 2012
14 year old Lung Cancer Survivor Abby Wilson Abby was diagnosed with lung cancer at age 9. She is now 14 years old, a High School Freshman, and a member of her school’s Dance Team. Abby Wilson is Changing the … ..read more ❯

A Survivor at Every Game: The St. Louis Rams Support The Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer During Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on November 21, 2012
A Survivor at Every Game: The St. Louis Rams Support The Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer During Lung Cancer Awareness Month A nonsmoker who regularly works out, Dan Friedman wasn’t the stereotypical person at risk for lung … ..read more ❯

Edward Kim, MD, Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina is Tackling Lung Cancer

Posted on November 20, 2012
Edward Kim, MD, Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina is Tackling Lung Cancer Nationally Recognized Cancer Experts Join Levine Cancer Institute “A CANCER INSTITUTE WITHOUT WALLS.” THIS IS THE PLEDGE OF CAROLINAS HealthCare System’s (CHS) Levine Cancer Institute to … ..read more ❯

A Survivor at Every Game: The Washington Redskins Support The Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer During Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on November 18, 2012
A Survivor at Every Game: The Washington Redskins Support The Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer During Lung Cancer Awareness Month   I am Colonel Jeffrey E. Smith and I retired from the United States Air Force as … ..read more ❯

Mary Hendrix is Shining a Light on Lung Cancer

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Mary Hendrix is Shining a Light on Lung Cancer Only a few weeks ago, Turner Field was packed to its maximum 53,000-seat capacity as Atlanta Braves fans bade goodbye to their beloved third baseman, Chipper Jones. On Tuesday evening, Nov. … ..read more ❯

Dan Friedman is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

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Dan Friedman is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer Dan Friedman was 43 in late 2010 when he began to feel a little short of breath while exercising. It was fall, and he enjoyed working out often, at the gym … ..read more ❯

A Survivor at Every Game: The Atlanta Falcons Support The Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer During Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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A Survivor at Every Game: The Atlanta Falcons Support The Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer During Lung Cancer Awareness Month Tuesday, August 2, 2005, at the age of 40 years and in seemingly excellent health, an evening … ..read more ❯

A Survivor at Every Game: The Oakland Raiders Support Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer During Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on November 16, 2012
A Survivor at Every Game: The Oakland Raiders Support Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer During Lung Cancer Awareness Month Jim Conwell, 71, would never have known he had lung cancer if weren’t for his wife suggesting he … ..read more ❯

A Survivor at Every Game: The Detroit Lions Support The Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer During Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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A Survivor at Every Game: The Detroit Lions Support The Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer During Lung Cancer Awareness Month   Geraldine Carter of Detroit, Michigan – Changing the Face of Lung Cancer   When you’ve never smoked, … ..read more ❯

A Survivor at Every Game: The Carolina Panthers Support The Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer During Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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A Survivor at Every Game: The Carolina Panthers Support The Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer During Lung Cancer Awareness Month Tomma Hargraves was first diagnosed with Stage III B Non-small cell lung cancer in November of 2006.  … ..read more ❯

The Face of Lung Cancer — Eugene Polk

Posted on November 15, 2012
The Face of Lung Cancer — Eugene Polk Eugene Polk, Jr. (Rickey) , the oldest child of eight of Chris’s grandmother , Lottie Harden Polk, was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in August 2001 and died 9 months later, missing … ..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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