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Survivor at Every College Stadium: University of Washington Huskies

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Seattle, WA. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) lung cancer survivor JD Walk and his family will represent Team Draft at Husky Stadium. The group will watch the University of Washington Huskies take on the visiting Oregon State Beavers.

JD was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer on June 1, 2016 that had spread into his neck and brain.

JD is 39 years old, an amazing husband to his loving wife Ann, and a fantastic father to four sweet little girls. He is also the oldest of six children and is the best big brother and son his siblings and parents could ask for. Needless to say, the news has been devastating for all those who know him and many of us didn’t know what to do. True to his form, JD has donned his super hero husband-father-brother-son cape, and if you came across him in the hall you’d likely never know about his diagnosis. Read…

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 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.

We are so grateful for Chris Draft and honored that our family gets to represent his Foundation-Team Draft at the Huskies game today! Also huge thanks to Anthony Gabriel for lining the tickets up for us and our crew of kiddos. We love Team Draft’s mission to raise awareness and increase research for lung cancer as we share the same passion! Thank you Chris for all you do!! ~ JD Walk

Special thanks to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, University of Washington, Anthony Gabriel, and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.

Donate now to Support the National Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer!