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Survivor at Every Stadium: Atlanta Falcons

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Atlanta, GA. Piedmont Healthcare lung cancer Samantha Mixon Thompson represented Team Draft at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Sam watched the Atlanta Falcons lose a close game to the Buffalo Bills.

I am so grateful to be able to go watch the Falcons and represent the face of lung cancer with Team Draft. My wish is that I can give newly diagnosed patients, and even those that have had it for a while, a sliver of hope that things are changing every day in lung cancer research. ~ Samantha 

In 2012, we, Team Draft, launched our inaugural 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 Stadium, leverages our connections with the NFL, 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 Atlanta Falcons, Piedmont Healthcare, and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.

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