Atlanta, GA. Lung cancer survivor Kristen Carlton will represent Team Draft at the Georgia Dome. Kristen, and her family will watch the Atlanta Falcons take on the visiting Philadelphia Eagles on ESPN Monday Night Football. Prior to the start of the game Kristen will join Chris Draft and other Falcons Legends on the field, as Falcons celebrate their 50th season. #RiseUp #Tacklinglungcancer #MNF #ESPN
“I was diagnosed with Stage 1 Lung Cancer in July 2013. I had no symptoms, but my tumor showed up on a CT done for kidney stones. On Aug 14, 2013, I had my tumor and left lower lobe removed. Fortunately, my cancer was caught early and had not spread to my lymph nodes. In November 2014, I ran my third half-marathon and I finished. I am also determined to help raise awareness for this horrible disease.” ~ Kristen Carlton
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 Atlanta Falcons, Emory University Winship Cancer Institute and our Team Draft supporters for helping make this experience possible.