Glendale, AZ. Lung cancer survivor-advocate Frank Sierawski represented Team Draft at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Thursday night. Frank, and his team, watched the Arizona Cardinals defeat the Minnesota Vikings, 23-20. #NFL #ThursdayNightFootball #Tacklinglungcancer
“True best friends never fail on understanding, forgiving, and being there for one another no matter what situation that they might be in or having with one another because of the fact of that no matter if it’s two males or females love should always be there as if brothers or sisters if their what we call best friends.”
― Jonathan Anthony Burkett
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.
On December 1, 2016, Team Draft co-founder and former NFL linebacker Chris Draft launched Team Draft’s 2016 Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge on SiriusXM NFL radio with hosts Bob Papa and Solomon Wilcots. The launch served as a call to action for lung cancer survivors across the country to join the challenge.
The Challenge participants are a part of a friendly competition, with the top fundraisers awarded trips to Super Bowl 50, the NFL Pro-Bowl and the Taste of the NFL. The winners, announced on January 4, 2016, will have an opportunity to share their powerful stories with key influencers from across the country.
Join the Challenge: https://www.crowdrise.com/LungCancerSurvivorsSuperBowl
Special thanks to our Team Draft supporters for helping make this experience possible.
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