Awareness • Early Detection • Treatment • Research • Survivorship

A Survivor at Every Stadium: Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh, PA. UPMC Hillman Cancer Center lung cancer survivor Paula Purvis helped Team Draft kick-off Lung Cancer Awareness Month at the Heinz Field on Sunday. Paula watched the Pittsburgh Steelers lose a close game to the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals. #LCAM15 #Tacklinglungcancer #NFCNorth #SteelCurtain

“So thankful to be…treated to a great day of Steeler football” ~ Paula Purvis

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, 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 UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Dr. Petro, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and our Team Draft supporters for helping make this experience possible.

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