Santa Clara, CA. Pleasanton lung cancer survivor-advocate Maria Urzua represented Team Draft at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Maria and her husband, Rodrigo, watched the San Francisco 49ers lose a close a game to the visiting with Atlanta Falcons. #GoNiners #BayArea #Faithful
“We were ready with our 49ers gear and excited to witness, in person, a game during this awesome 49ers season while raising awareness for lung cancer. As a cancer survivor I have learned to enjoy everyday at its max and today’s game was a perfect opportunity to do it with my husband.” ~ Maria Urzua
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 San Francisco 49ers, Austin Moss, Astra Zeneca, the NFL and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.