Awareness • Early Detection • Treatment • Research • Survivorship

Tackling Lung Cancer in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA. Prior to the Atlanta Falcons game on Sunday, seven Georgia lung cancer survivor-advocates and their guests attended Lunch & Learn at STATS Atlanta organized by The Chris Draft Family Foundation and sponsored by Myriad (MyPlanLung). The survivor-advocates, Delene Kepler, Michael Blonder, Patty Watkins, Marcus Krause, Jackie Archer, Ellis Lanham, and Samantha Mixon, were joined by Lung Cancer Experts from Wellstar Health System. All of the survivor-advocates have unique journeys that they were able to share with each other.

Delene Kepler 

It was so nice to see other survivors and to hear their stories. Each person’s story is different except for the fact we all have lung cancer and the faces of all will forever be in my mind. Thanks to all that made it happen yesterday!

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.

Special thanks to the Atlanta Falcons, Northside Hospital, Emory Winship Cancer Institute, Wellstar Health System, Piedmont Health, STATS Atlanta, Myriad (MyPlanLung) and our Team Draft supporters for helping make this experience possible.

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