Tampa, FL. Lung cancer survivors Carol Scott, Edward Cutler and Melissa Crouse, and Tampa lung cancer Advocate Ros Miller represented Team Draft at Raymond James Stadium tonight. The group watched the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lose a close game to the Atlanta Falcons during Monday Night Football.
On Monday morning, Moffitt Cancer Center lung cancer survivor Carol Scott and Edward Culter and our co-founder Chris Draft shot an interview with ABC Tampa News Anchor Laura Harris. Both survivors shared their journeys with lung cancer and their clinical trials at Moffitt Cancer Center. The interview will air at 4pm on ABC Tampa’s The Now.
It’s wonderful to see people such as you, who are so passionate in their mission to help fund the necessary research to ultimately eradicate lung cancer. Showing the world that a lung cancer diagnosis is no longer a short term death sentence because of the findings of the research is the key to increasing the funding for continued research, from both governmental units and from corporate and individuals.
I will continue my efforts, especially in advocating for Moffitt with our Florida legislature and with my friends and clients. I know I need to expand beyond just Moffitt and I will try to get involved to the extent possible with other lung cancer research efforts. ~ Edward Cutler
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 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.
Special thanks to the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Laura Harris, ABC Tampa, NFL and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.