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A Survivor at Every Rink: Dallas Stars

Dallas, TX. Lung cancer survivor-advocates Donna Fernandez and Sherilyn Hibben will represent Team Draft tonight at the American Airlines Center. The survivor will watch the Dallas Stars take on the Ottawa Senators. #HockeyFightsCancer #LCAM15

Donna Fernandez

I have never had the chance to watch a professional hockey game. It is very exciting to have the opportunity to attend the Stars game with other lung cancer survivors, especially during lung cancer awareness month! Thank you so much, Team Draft, for giving me the chance to go!

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.

Special thanks to the Dallas Stars, the NHL, Lungevity, Free to Breathe, Genetech and our Team Draft supporters for helping make this experience possible.

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