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Survivor at Every College Stadium: USC Trojans

Los Angeles, CA. USC grad and lung cancer survivor Thuy Truong represented, Team Draft and USC’s Norris Cancer Center, on Saturday night. Thuy tailgated with Dr. Elizabeth David, Dr. Jason Ye, and Team Draft cofounder Chris Draft before heading over to the LA Memorial Coliseum to watch the USC Trojans take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. #USC #SoCal #tacklinglungcancer #lungcancerawarenessmonth #lcsm

Born in Vietnam, Truoug immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager. After graduating from USC with Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, Truong launched three startups.

Featured among the “Forbes 30 Under 30” list, Truong develops smartphone apps. She sold one to a Silicon Valley gaming company for more than $1 million.

“I work, I work! I have so much fun and when I work in Silicon valley, I have so much fun,” laughed Truong who is now known as Queen of the Startups in her native country.

Last year, she traveled back to Vietnam to produce a feature film. While in Hanoi, she landed in the emergency room and was given a terrifying diagnosis.

“They found a lot of fluid in my lung and they confirmed that I had lung cancer,” she said.

Back in California, doctors revealed her disease was advanced. She had stage 4 lung cancer; it had spread to other parts of her body. Read More..

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.

Special thanks to the Keck Medical Center, USC’s Norris Cancer Center, Dr. Elizabeth David, USC Associates and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.

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