Houston, TX. H-town lung cancer survivor-advocate Barry Halley represented Team Draft at the NRG Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Barry and his wife, Blanca, watched the Houston Texans defeat the visiting Buffalo Bills in Overtime. #Wildcard #AFC #changingthefaceoflungcancer #lcsm
Thanks Team Draft for the great time yesterday and taking us to the game. This definitely was the game you would want to see. Definitely not boring. Thank you! ~ Barry Halley
In 2012, we launched our inaugural Team Draft 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.
Our 6th annual Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge kicked off on November 1, 2019. The Challenge will concluded on December 30th at 3amEST, but fundraising continues until February 3, 2020. This unique fund raising challenge gives lung cancer survivors the opportunity to raise funds for public awareness and cutting-edge research that is giving new hope to those battling this often misunderstood disease. The top three fundraisers, Angela Downs, Lisa Moran, and Team HOPE were announced on December 30, 2019. Angela Downs will represent Team Draft at Super Bowl 54, Lisa Moran will represent at the NFL Pro Bowl, and Team HOPE will represent at the 29th Taste of the NFL.
The survivors earned the opportunity to share their powerful stories with key individuals with influence from across the country.
The lung cancer survivors that raise over $5,000 will be able to designate a beneficiary (Cancer Center or LC Organization) that will receive 90% of their raised funds (-fees) and the remaining 10% will support Team Draft’s mission to change the face of lung cancer.
Special thanks to the Houston Texans, Astra Zeneca, the NFL and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.