Charlotte, NC. Cancer survivors Shane Caldwell and Stuart Beam represented Team Draft at Bank of America Stadium on Wednesday. The survivors, and their spouses, joined former Carolina Panther Chris Draft and other Panthers Alumni on the field before the game, prior to heading up to the suites to watch the Carolina Panthers defeat the Houston Texans. #PanthersAlumniDay #KeepPounding
The Team Draft Survivor at Every Stadium gave us a chance to celebrate survivorship in a very unique and amazing way. We got to mingle with other Panther Alumni at the Championship Village. We were provided a wonderful meal too. The Top Cats came through Championship Village and we had our pictures taken with them. We were also able to take a picture with Sir Purr. After we ate, we were escorted to the field via an underground tunnel. I was totally amazed with the fact we actually got to walk through the same tunnel the players walk through. ~ Stuart & Susan Beam
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 Carolina Panthers, Extended Stay America, Zimmerman PR and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.