East Rutherford, NJ. Lung cancer survivor-advocates Alisa Brenes, Barbara Kotler, and Chris Sabia represented Team Draft at MetLife Stadium on Saturday night. The survivors watched the New York Jets take on the Miami Dolphins from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s suite.
Alisa Brenes, New York Lung Cancer Survivor
I would like to thank Team Draft and Commissioner Goodell for inviting me as their guest to help bring awareness to the fight against lung cancer. As a single mother of twin sons, a survivor of lung cancer and as one who lost my mother, grandfather and aunts and uncles and too many friends to name to lung cancer, I am honored to participate in this important event with Team Draft and Gang Green. We are changing the face of lung cancer, one game at a time … Thank you!!!
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, Astra Zeneca, Wilmot Family, and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.