Los Angeles, CA. John Wayne Cancer Institute lung cancer survivor Jeff Whalen, and his daughter Jennifer, represented Team Draft at the LA Coliseum on Sunday. The survivor watched the LA Rams defeat the Houston Texans with our co-founder, and former Rams Linebacker, Chris Draft from the Rams Alumni suite. #LungCancerAwarenessMonth
There is a lot of life to live after a lung cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery. You are an integral part of getting that message out to the world. We are here to help you do just that! ~ Jeff Whalen
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.
Our 2018 Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge kicks off on November 1, 2017. Sign up now!
Special thanks to the LA Rams, NFL, Dr. Osita Onughu, John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence St. John’s Hospital and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.