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Survivor at Every Stadium: Washington Redskins

Washington, DC. Former Green Beret and Medal of Honor recepient Ron Shurer represented Team Draft at the Field Field on Sunday. Ron Shurer, a lung cancer survivor, and his family watched the Washington Redskins take on the Houston Texans with Redskin Alum and Team Draft co-founder Chris Draft.

Shurer left the military in 2010, and has since become a Secret Service agent in Washington.

But he’s now facing a new life-threatening battle — last year he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.

“He’s done everything he can. He’s been fighting it every single day with courage and with strength,” Trump said. “He’s a warrior.”

Shurer, 39, received a standing ovation from those attending the ceremony, including 11 men who fought with him. Also present were Shurer’s parents, his wife Miranda, and their sons, ages 10 and 7.

Shurer did not speak Monday. But when interviewed previously about the battle on April 6, 2008, he said: “I’m not a hero I just happened to be the medic there that day. The guys trusted me to help them, and I was going to do everything I could not to let them down.”  Read the Full Article

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, so 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.

Special thanks to the Washington Redskins and all of our Team Draft supporters for helping make this event possible.

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