Buffalo, NY. Western New York lung cancer survivor-advocates Jackie Keast and Jeff Clark represented Team Draft at New Era Field on Sunday. The survivors watched the Buffalo Bills defeat the visiting Arizona Cardinals. #ONEBuffalo
As a family affected by lung cancer, it means everything to have #TeamDraft not only advocating for lung cancer patients but also partnering with teams like the Buffalo Bills to give our family experiences that we will cherish forever. “
In 2012, we, Team Draft, launched our inaugural Survivor at Every Stadium 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.
Leveraging our connections with the NFL, its teams and players and our relationships with many of the top cancer centers in the country, As part of our National Campaign, this celebration of survivorship raises lung cancer awareness, gives hope to those battling the disease, and shines a light on the important work being done at cancer research and treatment centers around the country.
Jackie Keast, Syracuse, NY Lung Cancer Survivor-Advocate
We want to thank the Bills and Team Draft for the opportunity to not only have a great time watching a game live and up close, but to spread awareness about lung cancer. When a large organization shows support for survivors, it offers hope and encouragement for us all!
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.
Jeff Clark, University of Rochester Wilmot Cancer Institute Lung Cancer Survivor-Advocate
We had an amazing experience this past weekend in Buffalo! We’d like to thank the Buffalo Bills and Chris Draft of Team Draft for hosting us. Having the opportunity to meet several NFL Hall of Famers as well as meeting other folks within the NFL organization affected by lung cancer created a truly incredible and unique experience for us. It’s been said before and I will say it again, absolutely no one does lung cancer awareness better than Chris Draft and his organization! I think my fellow survivor guest would agree that the energy and excitement of the game experience and the tremendous support of Team Draft brought hope and encouragement to both of us. We love what you do, Team Draft, and thank you so much for inviting our family to be a part of it!