Chris Draft Family Foundation | Advocacy Groups

Team Draft is an initiative of the Chris Draft Family Foundation created by former NFL linebacker Chris Draft and his late wife Keasha during Keasha’s year-long struggle with Stage IV lung cancer. Their hope was that Keasha’s valiant fight to dance, smile, and live would give hope, comfort, and inspiration to the patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers who are battling the disease every day. Team Draft is dedicated to raising lung cancer awareness and increasing badly needed research funding by shattering the misconception that lung cancer is a “smoker’s disease.” The fact is anybody can get lung cancer. Yet, despite the fact that between 20,000 and 30,000 people who have never smoked—including Keasha—are diagnosed with lung cancer in the United States each year, the smoking stigma negatively impacts lung cancer research funding, which pales in comparison to funding for other major cancers and diseases. Team Draft is out to change all that.

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Super Bowl Challenge Starts Off the Field With Lung Cancer Awareness

February 05, 2018

As the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots fight for claim over the Super Bowl trophy tonight, two lung cancer survivor advocates are in Minneapolis fighting for another reason: to raise research and awareness dollars.

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