Washington, DC. Walter Reed lung cancer survivor Dan Eibert and Inova Health lung cancer survivor LeAnne Bonser will join, Team Draft co-founder and former Redskin, Chris Draft at FedEx Field on Sunday. The survivors will watch the Washington Redskins take on the Tampa Bay Bucs.
“Going to the Redskins game is everything. Football has been part of my life for 45 years and to be able to see a game in person is amazing. I am so grateful for the chance.” ~ Lung cancer survivor & US Marine Dan Eibert
“I am beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to see the Redskins play this Sunday. My husband and I went to the games for many years before we had children, but this is the first time my daughters will have gone. I am really looking forward to a fun “family day.” Thank you so much Team Draft for giving us this opportunity. We can’t wait!” ~ Lung cancer survivor Leanne Bonser
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 US Marine Corps, Walter Reed National Military Hospital, Cmdr. Corey Carter, Inova Health, Dr. Sandeep Khandhar, Washington Redskins and our Team Draft supporters for helping make this experience possible.