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Survivor at Every College Stadium: Memphis Tigers

Memphis, TN. ALK Positive lung cancer survivor Gina Hollenbeck. was one of the honorary “Tigers Walk” captains on Saturday. Gina and two other survivors led the University of Memphis Tigers Football team, and the “Fight Like A Tiger” group of local cancer survivors to the field during the “Tiger Walk” before the first annual UM Cancer Awareness Game.

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 ALK Positive, Baptist Health, West Cancer Center, Jeff Kupper and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.

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