Penn Chapter Lift For Life event set for March 2

penn-lift-for-life-1The leadership team for the Penn Chapter of Uplifting Athletes is pleased to announce the Quakers will hold their second annual Lift For Life event on Thursday, March 2.

Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Uplifting Athletes student-athlete led college football chapter network nationwide.

The Lift For Life will take place at the Quakers’ strength and conditioning facility during their annual lifting competition, the Iron Quaker. The competition phase of this event will be comprised of offense, defense and special teams groups going head-to-head during bench press max-out competitions.

Supporters of the Penn Chapter of Uplifting Athletes can pledge based on the average weight in pounds lifted during the bench press max-out competition. You can learn more by visiting the Penn Quakers fundraising page.

Proceeds from the Penn Lift For Life will benefit Uplifting Athletes, which supports rare disease research and patient focused programs.


Each Uplifting Athletes Chapter has its own unique rare disease inspiration. All Uplifting Athletes Chapters strive to inspire the rare disease community through the power of sport.

Moved by former wide receiver Kaleb Germinaro, who lost his playing career to a rare disease , Dr. David Fajgenbaum, a Castleman’s Disease Researcher who has the disease himself, and Vhito Decapria, a 6-year-old team captain and brain cancer survivor, the Penn Chapter started tackling rare diseases when it joined Uplifting Athletes in 2015.

The 2017 Quakers are pumped to raise awareness and funds in support of rare diseases. And they need your help to do that.

Thanks for joining the Penn Chapter and Uplifting Athletes as rare disease teammates!

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