Georgia Tech sophomore offensive lineman Trey Klock has been patiently working hard to make the upcoming Lift For Life happen.
Klock and his family have been affected by two rare diseases and his passion for serving the rare disease community led him to take on the responsibility of launching an Uplifting Athletes Chapter at Georgia Tech.
The inaugural Georgia Tech Chapter Lift For Life event is scheduled for Friday, June 10.
Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of college football student-athlete led chapters.
The Yellow Jackets Chapter will continue its mission of using college football as a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.
The Georgia Tech Lift For Life is not open to the public, but fans can still become a teammate of the Georgia Tech Chapter through its Lift For Life by making a donation that helps 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.
In order to support the Georgia Tech Chapter and help the Yellow Jackets reach their $5,000 Lift For Life goal, visit the Georgia Tech Chapter fundraising site.
The leadership team for the Georgia Tech Chapter has made its Lift For Life fundraising efforts a competition by position groups comprised of individuals on the 2016 Yellow Jackets football team.
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 Georgia Tech 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 Georgia Tech Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2015 when it joined Uplifting Athletes after being inspired by several player and coach connections to the rare disease ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Please consider helping the Georgia Tech Chapter of Uplifting Athletes tackle rare diseases.