Minneapolis, MN. Lung cancer survivors Shelly Engfer-Triebenbach, Renee Marrero, Julie Swedberg represented Team Draft at the Target Center on Friday night. The group watched the Minnesota Timberwolves defeat the visiting Portland Trailblazers on Prince Night.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, so in 2012, we launched our inaugural Team Draft Survivor Series 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. Our Survivor at Every Arena, leverages our connections with the NBA, its teams and players with our relationships with many of the top cancer centers in the country. As a part of our International Campaign, the games allow us to celebrate our survivors, raise awareness, and give hope to those battling the disease, as well as shine a light on the important work being done at cancer research and treatment centers around the country.
Our goals are to create a unique experience for participating survivors and to raise awareness on a local and national level by using each game and each survivor’s story to weave a broader narrative about the state of lung cancer and the hope that now exists for those battling the disease. This year, we hope to increase our ability to achieve those goals by adding the Super Bowl Challenge, which will build on the success of our established Survivor Series by using the games at the heart of that initiative to create buzz for the Super Bowl Challenge and, in turn, funds for research and awareness.
Special thanks to the Minnesota Timberwolves and our Team Draft supporters for making this experience possible.