Stanford, CA. Lung cancer survivor Rick Meyer and his daughter Rachel represented Team Draft at Stanford Stadium on Saturday night. Rick was joined by his Stanford oncologist Joel Neal and the coordinator for the Stanford lung cancer support group, Jenny Bosch, at the game. The group met up with Stanford Alum & Hall of Fame inductee Kailee Wong before they watch the Stanford Cardinal defeat the visiting USC Trojans.
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 Stadium, leverages our connections with the NFL, 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 Stanford Cardinal, the Cardinal Coaching Staff and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.