Baylor Chapter announces annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community set for July 24th


The Baylor Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community on Wednesday, July 24th.

Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Baylor Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. Baylor is a part of Uplifting Athletes’ nationwide network of chapters led by college football student-athletes.

Each chapter embraces the mission of Uplifting Athletes by using college football as a platform to inspire the Rare Disease Community with hope through the power of sport.

The 2019 Baylor Chapter Lift For Life will be a competition to see how many total bench press repetitions each of the 11 position group teams can knock out during Lift For Life. The event this year is private.

Fans and supporters can pledge to one of the 11 position group teams for the total number of bench press repetitions that group posts. So choose your favorite Baylor Bears player and support their position group team by visiting the Baylor Chapter Lift For Life site and pledging now! You can also make a flat donation to the Baylor Lift For Life.

The proceeds from the Baylor Lift For Life support the mission of Uplifting Athletes and its charitable programs: Rare Disease Awareness, Rare Disease Research, Uplifting Experiences and Uplifting Leaders.

Today, the challenges faced by the Rare Disease Community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. The Baylor Chapter, along with a nationwide network of teams, is uniquely positioned to educate and engage the local community to shine a spotlight on rare diseases.

The Baylor Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2014 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led Baylor Chapter serves the Rare Disease Community in honor of Jacoby Burks, a young man in Waco who battles Cerebral palsy.

Former Baylor wide receiver Levi Norwood had a relationship with Burks that went back to high school and committed to use his platform as a college football player to share their story on another level. The rest of his Baylor teammates joined in supporting Norwood and adopted Burks and his family as part of the Bears program.

Please support the Baylor Chapter and help the Bears reach their impressive $8,000 team Lift For Life goal.

Eastern Illinois Football program joins Uplifting Athletes team and schedules inaugural Lift For Life event


Uplifting Athletes is pleased to have Eastern Illinois University join the nationwide network of chapters led by college football student-athletes.

Each chapter embraces the mission of Uplifting Athletes by using college football as a platform to inspire the Rare Disease Community with hope through the power of sport.

Today, the challenges faced by the Rare Disease Community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. The Eastern Illinois Chapter, along with a nationwide network of teams, is uniquely positioned to educate and engage the local community to shine a spotlight on rare diseases.

The Eastern Illinois Football Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its inaugural Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community on Wednesday, July 24th. The event is open to the public and will start at 12:30 p.m. at O’Brien Field. The doors will open at Noon.

Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of chapters.

The Eastern Illinois Chapter Lift For Life is a competition among eight teams comprised of members of the 2019 Panthers to see which squad can average the most bench press repetitions during Lift For Life.

Fans and supporters can make a pledge for every bench press repetition a particular team averages during the event. So choose your favorite team and support that squad by visiting the Eastern Illinois Chapter Lift For Life fundraising site. You can also make a flat donation to the Eastern Illinois Lift For Life.

The proceeds from the 2019 EIU Lift For Life support the mission of Uplifting Athletes and its charitable programs: Rare Disease Awareness, Rare Disease Research, Uplifting Experiences and Uplifting Leaders.

Please support the Eastern Illinois Chapter and help the Panthers reach their impressive $4,000 team Lift For Life goal.

Illinois Chapter announces annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community set for July 24th


The Illinois Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community on Wednesday, July 24th.

Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Illinois Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. Illinois is a part of Uplifting Athletes’ nationwide network of chapters led by college football student-athletes.

Each chapter embraces the mission of Uplifting Athletes by using college football as a platform to inspire the Rare Disease Community with hope through the power of sport.

“At the University of Illinois, Uplifting Athletes and its Lift for Life are a tradition. Uplifting Athletes is a tremendous way for our teammates to use their platform as college athletes,” Illinois Chapter President and tight end Bobby Walker said. “We all care about what we do on the field, but the work outside of it is very important as well, which is why this event is so important to us.”

The 2019 Illinois Chapter Lift For Life will be a competition to see how many yards each of the three fundraising teams can push the sled. The Lift For Life event this year is private.

Fans and supporters can pledge to one of the three teams for every yard that team can push the sled. So choose your favorite Fighting Illini player and support their team by visiting the Illinois Chapter Lift For Life fundraising site and pledging now! You can also make a flat donation to the Illinois Lift For Life.

The proceeds from the Illinois Lift For Life support the mission of Uplifting Athletes and its charitable programs: Rare Disease Awareness, Rare Disease Research, Uplifting Experiences and Uplifting Leaders.

Today, the challenges faced by the Rare Disease Community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. The Illinois Chapter, along with a nationwide network of teams, is uniquely positioned to educate and engage the local community to shine a spotlight on rare diseases.

The student-athlete led Illinois Chapter serves the Rare Disease Community in honor of Andrew Carter, a former Illini offensive lineman who battled the rare disease acoustic neuroma in 2011. Carter never played football again, but his fight inspired the Illinois football program to help Tackle Rare Diseases.

Please support the Illinois Chapter and help the Fighting Illini reach their impressive $25,000 team Lift For Life goal.

Maryland Chapter announces annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community set for July 19th


The Maryland Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community on Friday, July 19th.

Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Maryland Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. Maryland is a part of Uplifting Athletes’ nationwide network of chapters led by college football student-athletes.

Each chapter embraces the mission of Uplifting Athletes by using college football as a platform to inspire the Rare Disease Community with hope through the power of sport.

The 2019 Maryland Chapter Lift For Life will be a competition to see how much weight each of the eight fundraising teams can lift during their max bench press and squat testing. The Lift For Life event this year is private.

Fans and supporters can pledge to one of the eight teams for every 1,000 pounds knocked out during their max bench press and squat competition. So choose your favorite Terps player and support their team by visiting the Maryland Chapter Lift For Life fundraising site and pledging now! You can also make a flat donation to the Maryland Lift For Life.

The proceeds from the Maryland Lift For Life support the mission of Uplifting Athletes and its charitable programs: Rare Disease Awareness, Rare Disease Research, Uplifting Experiences and Uplifting Leaders.

Today, the challenges faced by the Rare Disease Community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. The Maryland Chapter, along with a nationwide network of teams, is uniquely positioned to educate and engage the local community to shine a spotlight on rare diseases.

The Maryland Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2009 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led Maryland Chapter serves the Rare Disease Community in honor of former Terrapins quarterback Boomer Esiason.

Esiason’s son, Gunnar, lives with the rare disease cystic fibrosis and his battle served as the inspiration for Maryland football to join Uplifting Athletes.

Please support the Maryland Chapter and help the Terps reach their impressive $5,000 team Lift For Life goal.

Colgate Chapter announces annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community set for July 19th


The Colgate Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community on Friday, July 19th.

Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Colgate Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. Colgate is a part of Uplifting Athletes’ nationwide network of chapters led by college football student-athletes.

Each chapter embraces the mission of Uplifting Athletes by using college football as a platform to inspire the Rare Disease Community with hope through the power of sport.

“Lift For Life and Uplifting Athletes exemplifies how to utilize the college football platform to create change,” Colgate Chapter President and running back Triston Fairchild said. “Colgate football is honored to be able to work with Uplifting Athletes to inspire hope for a better future within the Rare Disease Community.”

The 2019 Colgate Chapter Lift For Life will be a competition featuring 225-pound bench press repetitions between the nine football student-athlete led fundraising teams.

Fans and supporters can pledge to any of the nine Raiders position groups for the average number of 225-pound bench press repetitions that group averages. So choose your favorite Colgate player and support their position group by visiting the Colgate Lift For Life fundraising site and pledging now! You can also make a flat donation to the Colgate Lift For Life.

The proceeds from the Colgate Lift For Life support the mission of Uplifting Athletes and its charitable programs: Rare Disease Awareness, Rare Disease Research, Uplifting Experiences and Uplifting Leaders.

Today, the challenges faced by the Rare Disease Community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. The Colgate Chapter, along with a nationwide network of teams, is uniquely positioned to educate and engage the local community to shine a spotlight on rare diseases.

The Colgate Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2008 when it joined Uplifting Athletes, becoming the second chapter to join the Uplifting Athletes network. The Raiders have been pillars of light in the community during that time, using their platform in honor of former offensive coach Casey Vogt and others that continue to battle rare diseases.

Please support the Colgate Chapter and help the Raiders reach their impressive $5,000 team Lift For Life goal.

Syracuse Chapter announces annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community set for July 18th


The Syracuse Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community on Thursday, July 18th inside Manley Field House starting at 5:00 p.m. The event is open to the public.

Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Syracuse Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. Syracuse is a part of Uplifting Athletes’ nationwide network of chapters led by college football student-athletes.

Each chapter embraces the mission of Uplifting Athletes by using college football as a platform to inspire the Rare Disease Community with hope through the power of sport.

“The rare disease community has a special place in my heart,” said Syracuse Chapter President and offensive lineman Sam Heckel. “Syracuse football and it’s chapter of Uplifting Athletes is excited to raise awareness and funding for the Rare Disease Community.”

The 2019 Syracuse Chapter Lift For Life will be a competition featuring 225-pound bench press repetitions between the eight football student-athlete led fundraising teams.

Fans and supporters can pledge to any of the eight Orange teams for the average number of 225-pound bench press repetitions that team averages. So choose your favorite Syracuse player and support their team by visiting the Syracuse Football Lift For Life fundraising site and pledging now! You can also make a flat donation to the Syracuse Lift For Life.

The proceeds from the Syracuse Lift For Life support the mission of Uplifting Athletes and its charitable programs: Rare Disease Awareness, Rare Disease Research, Uplifting Experiences and Uplifting Leaders.

Today, the challenges faced by the Rare Disease Community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. The Syracuse Chapter, along with a nationwide network of teams, is uniquely positioned to educate and engage the local community to shine a spotlight on rare diseases.

The Syracuse Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2013 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led Syracuse Chapter serves the Rare Disease Community in honor of Rob Long, a former Orange punter and team captain.

Long was diagnosed with a rare malignant brain tumor and battled through his rare disease to make a full recovery and today serves as the Executive Director of Uplifting Athletes.

Please support the Syracuse Chapter and help the Orange reach their impressive $10,000 team Lift For Life goal.

NC State Chapter announces annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community set for July 17th


The NC State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community on Wednesday, July 19th at 5:00 p.m. inside the Close-King Indoor Facility. The event is open to the public.

Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the NC State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. NC State is a part of Uplifting Athletes’ nationwide network of chapters led by college football student-athletes.

Each chapter embraces the mission of Uplifting Athletes by using college football as a platform to inspire the Rare Disease Community with hope through the power of sport.

The 2019 NC State Chapter Lift For Life will feature a football team student-athlete run workout consisting of 7-on-7 and 1-on-1s. The competition portion of the Lift For Life will be between the offense and defense to determine which side of the ball can win the most 1-on-1 battles during the workout. Doors open at 4:45 and the Wolfpack welcome all fans to join them.

Fans and supporters can make a pledge for every 1-on-1 battle either the offense or the defense wins. So pick your favorite side of the ball and help the 2019 Wolfpack squad Tackle Rare Diseases by visiting the NC State Lift For Life fundraising site to make a pledge.

The proceeds from the NC State Lift For Life support the mission of Uplifting Athletes and its charitable programs: Rare Disease Awareness, Rare Disease Research, Uplifting Experiences and Uplifting Leaders.

Today, the challenges faced by the Rare Disease Community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. The NC State Chapter, along with a nationwide network of teams, is uniquely positioned to educate and engage the local community to shine a spotlight on rare diseases.

NC State started tackling rare diseases in 2011 when we joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led NC State Chapter serves the Rare Disease Community in honor of former Wolfpack offensive coordinator Dana Bible, who battled the rare disease acute promyelocytic leukemia in 2009.

Please support the NC State Chapter and help the Wolfpack reach their impressive $5,000 team Lift For Life goal.