Mexico City, D.F., Mexico. Representives from Repirando con Valor joined Team Draft co-founder and Rams Legend Chris Draft at a Monday Night Football watch party in the Heart of Mexico City. The group watched the Monday Night Football game with some passionate fans from both the Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Monday Night Football was scheduled to take place in Mexico City at Estadio Azteca, but field conditions made the NFL move the game to Los Angeles. The game might have moved but Team Draft’s commitment to connecting with the Mexico City lung cancer community stayed.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, so 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.
Special thanks to the NFL, Respirando Con Valor, LA Rams, KC Chiefs and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.