March 17, 2018

Chris Draft in Houston Sunday to Honor Local Lung Cancer Survivors

Former NFL LB Chris Draft in Houston Sunday to honor local lung cancer survivors

Former NFL linebacker Chris Draft with his wife Keasha

Former NFL linebacker Chris Draft with his wife Keasha

Lung cancer claims the lives of more than 159,000 people each year – that’s more than two times the number of fans expected to be at Reliant Stadium on Sunday, November 24th, for the Texans/Jaguars game. Yet, most people don’t realize that it’s the biggest cancer killer. Former NFL linebacker Chris Draft is working to raise awareness by sharing the facts about lung cancer this November, which is Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

In 2010, Chris’ wife Keasha was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer after never smoking a day in her life. On their wedding day, they launched Team Draft, which is dedicated to dispelling the stigma that lung cancer is a “smoker’s disease.” One month later, Keasha lost her courageous fight at age 38. The fact is anyone can get lung cancer, including up to 30,000 people each year who have never smoked, and treatment advances are changing the lives of those tackling the disease.

As part of Team Draft’s “Survivor at Every Stadium” initiative, Chris will join the Texans and local lung cancer survivors on the 24th to raise awareness, give hope and spotlight important work being done in lung cancer research and treatment.

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