Stony Brook Chapter kicks off Lift For Life 2018 with five teams competing on March 7


STONY BROOK L4L 18 MCHIMP GRAPHICThe Stony Brook Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the rare disease community on Wednesday, March 7th.

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.

The 2018 Stony Brook Chapter Lift For Life is a competition among five teams each with a player captain. Every member of the 2018 Seawolves squad is assigned to one of the teams and will compete in various strength and endurance events for points to determine a winner. The team that raises the most funds will also receive a point to help determine the 2018 Lift For Life team champion.

Fans and supporters can donate to any one of the five teams by visiting the Stony Brook Chapter fundraising landing page. Choose your favorite Seawolves player and donate to that team.

The proceeds from the 2018 Lift For Life support the mission of Uplifting Athletes and its charitable programs: Rare Disease Awareness, Rare Disease Research, Uplifting Experiences and Uplifting Leaders.

Today, the challenges faced by the rare disease community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. The Stony Brook Chapter, along with a nationwide network of teams, is uniquely positioned to educate and engage the local community to shine a spotlight on rare diseases.

The Stony Brook Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2014 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. Their inspiration comes from the long-term relationship between the Seawolves head football coach Chuck Priore and a rare disease patient, Joey Ferminella.

Please support the Stony Brook Chapter and help the Seawolves reach their $5,000 team Lift For Life goal.

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