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Founded by Draft and his wife, Keasha Adidas Dustin Brown Jersey , who died of lung cancer in 2011, Team Draft is dedicated to raising lung cancer awareness and research funding through its campaign to change the face of lung cancer, the centerpiece of which is the Super Bowl Challenge.
”The Challenge achieves some amazing things in terms of public awareness and changing perceptions about lung cancer,” says Dr. Ross Camidge, director of thoracic oncology at Colorado University Cancer Center.
The Challenge also raises funds for lung cancer organizations and treatment centers in local communities across North America. Survivors raising more than $1,000 may commit 50 percent of the funds to a lung cancer organization or local cancer center, while survivors raising more than $5,000 can commit 80 percent of those funds to their chosen organization.
”Anybody can get lung cancer. The disease doesn’t care where you live, but your zip code often determines the quality of care you receive Cheap Brandon Parker Jersey ,” says Draft, who played a dozen seasons with six NFL teams before retiring after the 2009 schedule. ”In football, we understand the importance of the home-field advantage. By allowing survivors to direct where funds go, we’re giving people the opportunity to fight for better cancer treatment in their communities -to give themselves and their neighbors the home-field advantage.”
AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner and Sports Writer Dennis Waszak Jr., contributed.
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