The Syracuse Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the rare disease community on Tuesday, July 19th. The annual event is open to the public and starts at 7:00 p.m. inside Manley Field House.
Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of chapters led by college football student-athletes.
Each chapter embraces the mission of Uplifting Athletes using college football as a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.
Fans and supporters can make a donation to any one of the 10 Orange teams by visiting their Lift For Life fundraising site. Simply find your favorite 2017 Syracuse Orange player and support that team.
The proceeds from the Syracuse Chapter annual Lift For Life support Uplifting Athletes and its commitment to life skills development, patient focused programs and rare disease research.
Today, the challenges faced by the rare disease community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. The Syracuse Orange football student-athletes take pride in the opportunity to shine a spotlight on rare diseases.
Syracuse started tackling rare diseases in 2013 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led chapter serves the rare disease community in honor of Rob Long, a former Orange punter and team captain.
The chapter also enjoys a endearing relationship with 8-year-old rare brain cancer patient Lillian Belfield and her family. Lillian’s attitude on life and her perseverance serve as an inspiration to the team and the Syracuse community.
Please support the Syracuse Chapter and help the Orange reach their ambitious $20,000 team Lift For Life goal.