New Orleans, LA. Baton Rouge lung cancer survivor-advocate Kevin Minor represented Team Draft at the Mercedes Benz SuperDome on Monday night. Kevin and his wife, Meredith, watched the New Orleans Saints defeat the Indianapolis Colts. #WhoDat #MondayNightFootball
It was a special night for us to be on the field before Monday Night Football with all the players from the 2009 super bowl team and then to watch Drew Brees throw his 540th touchdown to break the all time record was something I’ll never forget. It just goes to show that achieving a goal like touchdown records or a cure for lung cancer only happens with dedication and one play at a time. We have to thank Team Draft for the incredible experience and Chris’ dedication to raising awareness and changing the face of lung cancer. ~ Kevin Minor
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. 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, announced on December 30, 2019, will earn trips to the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl and the 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 Leigh Torrance, New Orleans Saints, ALK Positive Support Group, Astra Zeneca, the NFL and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.