BALTIMORE – Chris Draft, a 12-year-veteran of the National Football League, got a special tour of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins today.
Draft says he was happy to bring awareness to the work being done at Johns Hopkins, especially for the fight against Lung Cancer.
He lost his wife Keasha Rutledge to the disease last December.
Draft says she had never smoked, and lived a very healthy lifestyle.
“Yes, when you look at some of the numbers see a five-year mortality rate, it might not be that different than say 30-years-ago. But there’s a lot of things that are changing and there is hope for people.”
In addition to bringing attention to the important work being done at Johns Hopkins, he is also an Ed Block Courage Award Winner.