New Orleans, LA. Louisiana lung cancer survivor-advocate Andy Trahan, and his wife Leslie, will represent Team Draft at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on Sunday. The Trahan’s will watch the New Orleans Saints take on the Carolina Panthers.
As a lung cancer survivor with a wife and family, it is so nice to have a foundation like Team Draft. Not only do they raise money for lung cancer awareness and research, they send survivors/families to NFL games so they can forget about cancer for a moment and celebrate life. Thank you for this opportunity! We will never forget it!!! Go saints!
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.
There are no words to adequately say thank you to Chris Draft for hosting us at the Saints game! He is an awesome man who truly fights for lung cancer awareness and research! We had an amazing experience! Feeling crazy special and blessed right now! So grateful! And….a Saint’s VICTORY!!! WHO DAT!!!
Special thanks to the New Orleans Saints, PrimeSport, and our Team Draft supporters for helping make this experience possible.