Madison, WI. UW Carbone lung cancer survivors Dr. Michael Becker and Maureen Ellsworth represented Team Draft at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday. The survivors watched the Wisconsin Badgers defeat the visiting Northwestern Wildcats. The group received a special invitation to join, Badger Legend and Heisman Trophy winner, Ron Dayne in his suite for the final quarter of the game.
As an ALK positive survivor, I am grateful to have excellent care backed by the latest research at UW Carbone Cancer Center.
My goal in becoming involved in patient advocacy is to ensure that all newly diagnosed patients have access to the same great care,
A Survivor at Every College Stadium is a great first step in raising awareness about lung cancer and building stronger alliances among patients, researchers, and cancer centers.
Thanks Team Draft for a memorable day!!! ~ Maureen Ellsworth
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 UW Carbone Cancer Center, Dr. Ticiana Leal, University of Wisconsin Football Team and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.