Columbus, OH. OSUCCC lung cancer survivor Marsha Harris and her son represented Team Draft at Ohio Stadium on Saturday afternoon and watched the Ohio State Buckeyes defeat the visiting Illinois Illini.
I was diagnosed with stage 4 NSCLC adenocarcinoma in February 2016. I take a daily oral medication called afatinib which targets my EGFR mutation. At my last appointment on August 1, my oncologist, Dr. David Carbone, told me I was NED. ~ Marsha
Prior to the game, Team Draft hosted a breakfast with Marsha and two other OSUCCC lung cancer survivors, Donna Apple and John Cyphert, at The Original House of Pancakes. The breakfast allowed the survivors and their families to fellowship with each other and share their unique lung cancer journeys. #LungCancerAwarenessMonth #tacklinglungcancer
In 2012, we, Team Draft, launched our inaugural 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 College Stadium, leverages our connections with the NCAA, 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.
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 Ohio State Univerisity Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Carbone, Luciana Ramsey, Cara Capretta, Breath of Hope-Ohio and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.