Washington, DC. DC area lung cancer survivor-advocates Allison Fellner Pauole and Eugene Decrisci represented Team Draft at FedEx Field on Sunday. The survivors joined former Redskin Chris Draft and other Redskins Alumni on Saturday at the Homecoming Reception, and on Sunday watched the Redskins defeat the Minnesota Vikings.
Living with Lung Cancer is a lot like my Washington Redskins…we all have to be “braves on the warpath.”
In 2012, we, Team Draft, launched our inaugural Survivor at Every Stadium 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.
Leveraging our connections with the NFL, its teams and players and our relationships with many of the top cancer centers in the country, As part of our National Campaign, this celebration of survivorship raises lung cancer awareness, gives hope to those battling the disease, and shines 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 will build 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 Washington Redskins, Walter Reed, Dr. Corey Carter and our Team Draft supporters for helping make this experience possible.