Charlotte, NC. Greenville, SC natives and lung cancer survivors Dan Powell and Rick Owens, will join former Carolina Panther Chris Draft and other Panthers’ alums Friday night at Bank of America. Dan and Rick will be accompanied by their sons, and spend the evening sharing their lung cancer journeys with Carolina Panthers Alumni.
This game will serve as the kickoff for Team Draft’s 2015 A Survivor at Every Stadium series. In 2012, Team Draft marked the occasion by launching our inaugural Survivor at Every Stadium 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.
Leveraging our connections with the NFL, 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 Carolina Panthers, St. Francis Bon Secours Cancer Center, Charlotte Presbyterian Cancer Center and our Team Draft supporters for helping make this experience possible.