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A Survivor at Every Stadium: Tampa Bay Bucs

Tampa, FL. South Florida lung cancer survivor Matt Tavrides and his wife, Julie, represented Team Draft at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday. The survivors watched the Tampa Bay Bucs lose a close game to their NFC South rival, New Orleans Saints. #Tacklinglungcancer #NFL #SuperBowlChallenge #Recruiting

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.

On December 1, 2016, Team Draft co-founder and former NFL linebacker Chris Draft launched Team Draft’s 2016 Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge on SiriusXM NFL radio with hosts Bob Papa and Solomon Wilcots. The launch served as a call to action for lung cancer survivors across the country to join the challenge.

The Challenge participants are a part of a friendly competition, with the top fundraisers awarded trips to Super Bowl 50, the NFL Pro-Bowl and the Taste of the NFL. The winners, announced on January 4, 2016, will have an opportunity to share their powerful stories with key influencers from across the country.

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Special thanks to the Tampa Bay Bucs and our Team Draft supporters for helping make this experience possible.

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