Coming off its biggest Lift for Life fundraising effort ever a year ago, The NC State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its 2016 Lift For Life event on Wednesday, July 20th.
Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of college football student-athlete led chapters.
The Wolfpack 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. This will be the sixth NC State Chapter Lift For Life as part of Uplifting Athletes.
This year the NC State Chapter Lift For Life will take place at the Close-King Indoor Practice Facility starting at 6:30 p.m. The NC State Lift For
Fans are encouraged to come out and support the 2016 Wolfpack 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.
NC State Chapter leaders chose to break down the Lift For Life fundraising by position groups. Each player on the Wolfpack roster is part of a team, so you can find your favorite player and make a donation for his team.
In order to support the NC State Chapter and help the Wolfpack reach their $7,500 Lift For Life goal, visit the NC State 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 NC State 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 NC State Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2011 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led NC State Chapter serves the rare disease community in honor of former offensive coordinator Dana Bible, who battled the rare disease acute promyelocytic leukemia in 2009.
Bible continued to coach during his treatments, but the players showed compassion for their coach and filled the gaps when Bible struggled to physically perform some of his regular day-to-day tasks. Despite his struggles, Bible still managed to attend every practice.
Please consider helping the NC State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes tackle rare diseases.