Awareness • Early Detection • Treatment • Research • Survivorship

November 2018

Team Draft’s 5th Annual Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge

November 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 4, 2019 @ 3:00 am

Atlanta, GA. Team Draft’s fifth annual Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge kicked off on November 1, 2018. This unique fund raising challenge gives lung cancer survivors the opportunity to raise funds for public awareness and cutting-edge research that is giving new hope to those battling this often misunderstood disease. The top three fundraisers, Patty Watkins, Gina Hollenbeck and Jeff Meckstroth were announced on December 31, 2018. Patty & Kent Watkins are heading to Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta, GA, and the…

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Jeff Meckstroth is the Heading to the NFL Pro Bowl

January 24 @ 3:00 pm - January 28 @ 12:00 pm

Piqua, Ohio. Lung cancer survivor Jeff Meckstroth and his wife Rhonda will represent Team Draft at the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl on January 27, 2019. The Meckstroth's earned a trip to the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl by placing third in Team Draft's 2019 Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge. Surviving as a lung cancer patient and caregiver it takes teamwork focusing on being who we are and doing what we love! Our strategy is to be grateful! With modern medicine…

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Patty Watkins is Heading to Super Bowl 53 and the Taste of the NFL

January 28 @ 8:00 am - February 4 @ 5:00 pm

Atlanta, GA. Lung cancer survivor-advocate Patty Watkins, and her husband Kent, will represent Team Draft and National Lung Cancer Roundtable at Super Bowl 53 and the Taste of the NFL in Atlanta, GA. In 2014 my life changed overnight. Diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer that had metastacized to my pericardium(surrounds heart)with no discernible symptoms but a little wheezing for a month. I was an extremely healthy and “in shape” 57 year old woman. Worked out 5x weeklywith my friends…

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Gina Hollenbeck is Heading to the 26th Annual Taste of the NFL

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - February 4 @ 5:00 pm

Memphis, TN. Lung cancer survivor Gina Hollenbeck and her husband Greg will represent Team Draft and The ALK Positive Group at the Taste of the NFL in Atlanta, GA on February 2, 2019. I was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in Oct. 2015. I was 38 years old, married with 2 young boys. I was shocked to find out I had lung cancer since I have never smoked and really had no risk factor what so ever. I was…

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