Stanford, CA. Stanford Cancer Institute lung cancer survivors Rick Meyer and Sheila Nelson will represent Team Draft at Stanford Stadium on Saturday. The survivors will attend a tailgate hosted by, CDFF Board member and Stanford Graduate, David Bergeron, prior to watching the Stanford Cardinal take on the Oregon Ducks. #FearTheTree #BayArea #changingthefaceoflungcancer
Every day upright is a good day; being able to represent my Stanford treatment progress at a Stanford football game…it’s a great day! ~ Sheila Nelson
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 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.
I spent an awesome Saturday at the Stanford Football Game with my old and new friends thanks to Chris Draft, Lung Cancer Survivors biggest advocate for increased funding/research. I learned a couple of things about the game that afternoon thanks to Chris. Who knew that being a lung cancer survivor would yield additional perks?! Thanks Team Draft! ~ Sheila Nelson
Special thanks to the Stanford Football Team, Stanford Cancer Institute, Dr. Leah Backhus, Dr. Joel Neal, Dave Bergeron and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.