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A Survivor at Every Arena: New York Knicks

New York, NY. Lung cancer survivor Kathy O’Brien will represent Team Draft at Madison Square Garden, as the New York Knicks take on the Brooklyn Nets.  Kathy will attend the game, as part of Team Draft’s A Survivor at Every Arena program with the NBA.


Team Draft is committed to creating a unique experience for participating survivors and to raise awareness on a local and national level by using each game and each survivor’s story to weave a broader narrative about the state of lung cancer and the hope that now exists for those battling the disease.


About Kathy O’Brien:


Kathy O’Brien of Westfield, New Jersey, thought her eyes were playing tricks on her. She was driving her three kids to school two years ago when she noticed that the stop sign was blurry. Her eye doctor sent her to a retina specialist, who spotted six tumors in her left eye and four in her right. The next day — after a battery of tests including an MRI and a CT scan — Kathy was in an oncologist’s office, blindsided by news that was beyond shocking: She had stage IV lung cancer. “Never in a million years did I think I’d hear something like that,” says Kathy, who had recently run her fifth marathon and had become certified as a Bar Method exercise instructor. “It seemed impossible because I had never smoked.”