Former Hokies offensive lineman Eric Gallo using Virginia Tech Pro Day to help tackle rare diseases


GALLO RFRD 18 GRAPHICFormer Virginia Tech standout Eric Gallo has chosen to make his NFL Pro Day a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.

The offensive lineman is doing a Reps For Rare Diseases campaign with Uplifting Athletes to support the Rare Disease Community.

Fans and supporters can join Eric and Uplifting Athletes to help tackle rare diseases by making a pledge today for every bench press repetition Gallo performs at the Virginia Tech Pro Day on March 14 by visiting his Reps For Rare Diseases fundraising page.

“It is an honor to be able to use my platform to help raise awareness and support Uplifting Athletes and the rare disease community,” Gallo said. “I’m proud to be part of their 2018 Reps For Rare Diseases team.”

The proceeds from this Reps For Rare Diseases campaign support the mission of Uplifting Athletes and its charitable programs: Rare Disease Awareness, Rare Disease Research, Uplifting Experiences and Uplifting Leaders.

Uplifting Athletes is a national nonprofit that inspires the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.

Founded in 2007, Uplifting Athletes has college football student-athlete led chapters nationwide in FBS and FCS programs including half the schools in the Big Ten and ACC conferences.

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