East Rutherford, NJ. New York lung cancer survivor-advocate Amanda Ellis Kouri and lung cancer advocate Ben Schachtel represented Team Draft at MetLife Stadium on Monday night. Amanda and Ben watched, from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s suite, the New York Jets lose a tough game to the Indianapolis Colts.
Amanda Ellis Kouri, New York Lung Cancer Survivor, Blogger – https://onelungdiary.wordpress.com/blog/
I forget most days about my one lung, but I never forget about how lucky I am that I was given a second chance. Many people with a diagnosis of lung cancer don’t get to just have it taken out and live a very long life. And I hope to live in a world where my story, is everyones Lung Cancer story.
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 lung cancer 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.
We kicked off our 3rd Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge on November 1st, 2016, which builds on the success of our established Survivor Series by using the games at the heart of that initiative to create buzz for the Super Bowl Challenge and, in turn, funds for research and awareness.
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Special thanks to the NFL, Commissioner Goodell, Lungevity, Astra Zeneca, Wilmot Family, and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.