The Syracuse Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life event on Wednesday, July 20th.
For the second consecutive year, the Syracuse Chapter Lift For Life will be open to the public and will take place at Manley Field House at 7 p.m.
Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of college football student-athlete led chapters.
The Orange 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 third Syracuse Chapter Lift For Life as part of Uplifting Athletes.
Fans are encouraged to come out and support the 2016 Orange 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 its fundraising efforts Syracuse has divided the team into nine groups. So you can find your favorite Orange player on the roster and make a donation for that particular team.
In order to support the Syracuse Chapter and help the Orange reach their $15,000 Lift For Life goal, visit the Syracuse 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 Syracuse Chapter, along with a nationwide network of teams, is uniquely positioned to educate and engage the local community and shine a spotlight on rare disease patients.
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. Long continues to be a strong rare disease advocate and supporter of the Syracuse Chapter.
Please consider helping the Syracuse Chapter of Uplifting Athletes tackle rare diseases.