Los Angeles, CA. USC lung cancer survivor-advocate Sandy Jauregui-Baza represented Team Draft at the Historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Jauregui-Baza, and her husband watched the Los Angeles Rams lose a close game to the Carolina Panthers. #Tacklinglungcancer #ILoveLA
Sandy, a member of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation Patient Care Advisory Board, has worked with BJALCF to change the face of lung cancer care in the Latino community.
“When my aunt was diagnosed with lung cancer, my biggest concern was that she didn’t understand English,” said Sandy Jauregui, a 31-year-old Stage 4 lung cancer patient. “The availability of education materials and resources for her and others like her is a huge step toward fighting for better survival rates. For me, it means my aunt can access the same education, care and support I found through the ALCF community and do so in a language she is familiar with.”
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.
Special thanks to the Los Angeles Rams, Molly Higgins, American Cancer Society and our Team Draft supporters for helping make this experience possible.