Saint Francis Chapter annual Lift For Life on April 21st features bench press competition between offense and defense

SFU L4L 18 GRAPHICThe Saint Francis Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the rare disease community on Saturday, April 21st at DeGol Field.

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 Saint Francis Chapter Lift For Life is a competition pitting the Offense vs. Defense to see who can knock out the most bench press repetitions during Lift For Life.


Fans and supporters can make a pledge for every bench press repetition a particular team averages during the event. So pick your favorite side of the ball and support that team by visiting the Saint Francis Chapter fundraising page.

“It is an honor to be able to use our platform to help raise awareness and support Uplifting Athletes and the rare disease community,” Saint Francis offensive lineman and Chapter leader Mike Ames said. “We are all proud to be part of a team that is working so hard to tackle rare diseases.”

The proceeds from 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 Saint Francis 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 Saint Francis Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2012 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led Saint Francis Chapter serves the rare disease community in honor of the younger brother of former Red Flash wide receiver Jeff Wasilewski.

Please support the Saint Francis Chapter and help the Red Flash reach their impressive $4,000 team Lift For Life goal.

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