Philadelphia, PA. ALK Postive lung cancer survivor-advocate Amy Robertson represented Team Draft at Lincoln Financial Field on Monday night. Angela and her husband, Wyatt, watched their hometown Philadephia Eagles defeat the New York Giants in overtime. #MondayNightFootball #FlyEaglesFly
What a joy it was to go to the Eagles game to represent my ALK+ family and spend the evening with Chris. The fact that the Eagles had 3 points to the Giants’ 17 points but ended up winning in overtime reminded me to never give up. Lung cancer research matters and I’ll continue to help fight for it. ~ Amy Robertson
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 Philadelphia Eagles, Astra Zeneca, the NFL and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.