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A Survivor at Every Rink: Boston Bruins

Boston, MA. Mass General lung cancer survivor-advocates Dan Gorini and Dave Kimball represented Team Draft at the TD Garden. The survivors watched the Boston Bruins defeat the Florida Panthers. #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.
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.

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Special thanks to the Boston Bruins, the NHL, Mass General Cancer Center, Dr. Lecia Sequist and our Team Draft supporters for helping make this experience possible.

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