For the second consecutive year the Stony Brook Chapter will use a long-term relationship between its head coach and a rare disease patient to shine a spotlight on the rare disease community by holding its Lift For Life.
This year the Stony Brook Lift For Life will take place on May 3rd from 9-11 a.m. on the Staller Steps in the heart of the New York campus and is open to the public.
Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of college football student-athlete led chapters.
Fans are encouraged to come out and support the 2016 Seawolves football team as they help bring the vision of Uplifting Athletes to life; which is to empower people to take action against rare diseases and inspires the medical community to find cures.
For the 2016 Lift for Life, the chapter leaders chose to make the fundraising a competition between position groups.
In order to support the Stony Brook Chapter and help the Seawolves reach their $7,500 Lift For Life goal, visit the Stony Brook Chapter fundraising site.
The challenges faced by the rare disease community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. The grassroots effort of the Stony Brook Chapter, along with a nationwide network of teams, is uniquely positioned to educate and engage the local community and shine a spotlight on rare diseases.
The Stony Brook Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2014 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led Stony Brook Chapter serves the rare disease community based on a long-term relationship between the Seawolves head coach Chuck Priore and a rare disease patient.
Joey Ferminella is a teenager who battled the rare disease medullolblastoma and is very much part of the Seawolves program annually thanks to his personal relationship with Priore, and the Stony Brook players.
Please consider helping the Stony Brook Chapter of Uplifting Athletes tackle rare diseases.