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THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL- A Survivor at Every Stadium: Detroit Lions

Detroit, MI. University of Michigan lung cancer survivor-advocate Mary Jo Grand, and her husband, represented Team Draft at Ford Field on Thursday night. The Grands watched a primetime game between the Detroit Lions and their divisional rival Green Bay Packers. #Tacklinglungcancer #NFLTNF #ThursdayNightFootball

Mary Jo

“I’m honored to be joining Team Draft and the Lions organization to help raise awareness and tackle lung cancer.”

“Lung cancer is the least funded of the major cancers in terms of research dollars because of the stigma. Nearly 60 percent of new cases are former and never smokers. It’s time to stop blaming and start funding.”

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.

Special thanks to the Detroit Lions, University of Michigan Cancer Center, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Sara Murray, and our Team Draft supporters for helping make this experience possible.

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