Atlanta, GA. ATL lung cancer survivor and UGA Professor Greg Todd Jones represented Team Draft at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Prior to watching the Atlanta Falcons defeat the Tampa Bay Bucs, Greg greeted other cancer survivors and tailgated with some Falcons fans. During the game interacted with Falcons Alumni that were present to support the Falcon’s Crucial Catch game. #CrucialCatch #ALLCancers
What an honor to spend the afternoon with some former Falcon greats: amazing ball players, and even better people…good, salt of the earth folks who gave their time, enthusiasm, and encouragement to come hang out with some of us cancer survivors! Thank you one and all! ~ Greg Jones
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, Falcons Legends, the NFL and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.