Green Bay, WI. Wisconsin lung cancer survivor Erin Sarauer representedTeam Draft at Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon. Erin, and her husband, watched the Green Bay Packers defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in overtime. #tacklinglungcancer #LCSM
Having the opportunity to represent Team Draft and other lung cancer survivors at Sunday’s Packers game means the world to me! We need to fight every day to reduce stigma surrounding lung cancer which is the leading cancer killer annually, taking more lives than breast, colorectal and prostate cancer combined! 1 in 16 Americans or 222,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year regardless of smoking history. That is a new lung cancer diagnosis every 2.5 minutes in this country!
Anyone with lungs can get lung cancer! As a never-smoker, it happened to me! It is my passion to work alongside Team Draft in continuing to shed light on this national health care emergency that takes the lives of 429 Americans daily! The Crucial Catch is with our reach! ~ Erin Sarauer
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 Green Bay Packers, NFL and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.