Denver, CO. University of Colorado Cancer Center lung cancer survivor-advocates Kim Ringen and Michael Moore represented Team Draft at Sports Authority Field on Sunday. #Tacklinglungcancer #FightLikeABronco
The Denver Broncos honored more than 125 cancer survivors as part of the team’s ‘Fight Like A Bronco’ campaign during halftime of Sunday’s Salute to Survivors game against the Atlanta Falcons.
The campaign is in conjunction with the NFL’s recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. As part of the team’s new ‘Fight Like A Bronco’ platform, the team will now celebrate the courage of all survivors—men, women and children—of cancer.
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.
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.
Kim Ringen, University of Colorado Lung Cancer Survivor-Advocate
What a great experience! The afternoon was so energizing to be able to share the day with over a hundred other fellow cancer survivors! To be able to cheer and laugh with a fellow survivor makes you feel more like a “normal” person again!!! It was an honor as a lung cancer survivor to be included in one of the first NFL events highlighting all cancers! I feel that we are on a new path of awareness !! The afternoon was perfect!
Michael Moore, University of Colorado Lung Cancer Survivor-Advocate
There was something extraordinary about being part of the Fight Like a Bronco event on Sunday. I could feel the energy as I stood among 125 men, women, and children united in the face of ALL cancer and celebrating our strength as survivors! It gave me an extra boost on this journey to not give up!
Thank you, Team Draft, for teaming up with patients like me and inspiring us in this fight against lung cancer!
Special thanks to the Denver Broncos, University of Colorado, Catch it in Time, and our Team Draft supporters for helping make this experience possible.