Chestnut Hill, MA. Lung cancer survivor-advocates Dave Bjork and Linnea Olson represented Team Draft at Boston College’s Alumni Stadium on Saturday. The survivors watched the Boston College Eagles take on the Virginia Tech Hokies. #ACC #ASurvivoratEveryCollegeStadium #tacklinglungcancer
I remember the exact moment as if it was yesterday. I was out for dinner with friends when my cell phone rang. It was my doctor from Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Lee Kaplan. I thought it was strange for him to call me at night. “Dave, it’s Lee. You need to come in to see me…we found a tumor on your lung.” My world stopped. I was a young, nonsmoker with boys were 5, 3 and 1 years old. This news stopped me dead in my tracks. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you know EXACTLY what I felt. ~ Dave Bjork
Leveraging our connections with the NFL and the NCAA, its teams and players and our relationships with many of the top cancer centers in the country, As part of our National Campaign, this celebration of survivorship raises lung cancer awareness, gives hope to those battling the disease, and shines 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 Boston College, Mass General, and our Team Draft supporters for helping make this experience possible.