Nashville, TN. Vanderbilt lung cancer survivor Kathy Leiser and her family will represent Team Draft at the Nashville Predators game. Kathy is a tireless lung cancer advocate in Tennessee, sharing her personal story of early detection as she challenges other high risk individuals to take advantage of the lung cancer screening program at Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center.
The Predators game against the Winnipeg Jets will be a continuance of Team Draft’s “A Survivor at Every Rink” initiative, fueled by a relationship with NHL during their annual Hockey Fights Cancer month.
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 lung cancer and the hope that now exists for those battling the disease.
Special thanks to the NHL, Nashville Predators, and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center for joining forces with Team Draft to make this experience possible.
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About Hockey Fights Cancer:
Hockey Fights Cancer™ is an initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association to raise money and awareness for hockey’s most important fight. To date, through the NHL’s US and Canadian charitable foundations, more than $12.8 million has been raised under the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative to support national and local cancer research institutions, children’s hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations. The Hockey Fights Cancer program is also a component of the NHL’s “Biggest Assist Happens Off the Ice” campaign – the League’s long-standing tradition of addressing important social issues in North America and around the world.
The Hockey Fights Cancer program is supported by NHL Member Clubs, NHL Alumni, the NHL Officials’ Association, Professional Hockey Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America.