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Survivor at Every College Stadium: University of Nebraska

Lincoln, NE. Nebraska lung cancer survivor-advocates, Candi Trioa, Leah Bochnicek, KImberly Adams Buchmeier, and Frank Sierawski represented Team Draft at the University of Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The survivors watched the Nebraska Cornhuskers defeat the Purdue Boilermakers. #Tacklinglungcancer #GoBigRed

Kim Buchmeier, Lung Cancer Survivor-Advocate 

“I am blessed to be surrounded by my fellow Lung Cancer Survivors as we work together to change the face of Lung Cancer…one stadium at a time!”

Candi Trioa, Lung Cancer Survivor-Advocate

“Well OK it really doesn’t get any better than this to be surrounded by my fellow survivors. I’m really looking forward to spending time with each and everyone of them.”

Leah Bochnicek, Lung Cancer Survivor-Advocate

As a cradle Husker and UNL alum, spending a beautiful fall day with my husband in a sold out Husker stadium, representing the face of lung cancer with fellow Husker survivors…that’s going to be a day to remember!! (Especially if we win!)

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 NCAA, 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 University of Nebraska, University of Nebraska Buffett Cancer Center, Chris Anderson, and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.

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Candi, Frank, and Kim are changing the face of lung cancer!
Leah & Tim Bochnicek are tackling lung cancer!