Glendale, AZ. CTCA cancer survivors represented Team Draft at the Gila River Arena. The survivors watched the Arizona Coyotes defeat the Minnesota Wild in overtime. #ASurvivoratEveryRink #HockeyFightsCancer
Given the overwhelming success of our Survivor at Every Stadium initiative, in 2012, we expanded it beyond the gridiron to the ice through our Survivor at Every Rink initiative. As part of Team Draft’s National Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer, this celebration of survivorship raises awareness, gives hope to those battling the disease and shines a light on the important work being done at cancer research and treatment centers across North America.
Through our Survivor at Every Rink initiative, we are working with all NHL teams to have a lung cancer survivor attend one of the team’s home games as a part of their national initiative, Hockey Fights Cancer!
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.
On December 1, 2016, Team Draft co-founder and former NFL linebacker Chris Draft launched Team Draft’s 2016 Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge on SiriusXM NFL radio with hosts Bob Papa and Solomon Wilcots. The launch served as a call to action for lung cancer survivors across the country to join the challenge.
The Challenge participants are a part of a friendly competition, with the top fundraisers awarded trips to Super Bowl 50, the NFL Pro-Bowl and the Taste of the NFL. The winners, announced on January 4, 2016, will have an opportunity to share their powerful stories with key influencers from across the country.
Join the Challenge: https://www.crowdrise.com/LungCancerSurvivorsSuperBowl
Special thanks to the Arizona Coyotes, the NHL, Cancer Treatment Center of America-Western Regional Medical Center and our Team Draft supporters for helping make this experience possible.
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