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A Survivor at Every Stadium: NFL UK

London, England, UK. Three lung cancer survivors from Guy’s and St. Thomas NHS Cancer Centre will represent Team Draft at Wembley stadium on Sunday. The London area survivors, James Watts, Mary Fitzgerald, and Randip Sandhu will watch the Buffalo Bills take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second game of the 2015 NFL International Series.

“As a never smoking lung cancer survivor, going to the game is a fantastic opportunity for me to watch a brilliant sport. Whilst raising awareness for Team Draft.”
~ Guy’s Lung Cancer Survivor Randip Sandhu

“It is an absolute pleasure to be at the game with such a brave and inspiring group of people. People who are living with but surviving lung cancer.” ~ Paula Tindale-Paul, Guy’s Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist

Beginning with the 2007 season, the National Football League (NFL) has hosted regular season American football games outside of the United States every year in a series known as the NFL International Series. From 2007 and until at least 2016, games have been held in the United Kingdom, at London’s Wembley Stadium.

Watch the Bills vs Jaguars live stream from London, UK at 9:30am EST:

In 2012, we, Team Draft, launched 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 and the NCAA, 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 Guy’s & St. Thomas NHS, Guy’s lung cancer oncologist Dr. Rohat Lal, Paula Tindale-Paul, RN, NFL UK, former Carolina Panther Aden Durde and our Team Draft supporters for helping make this experience possible.

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