Notre Dame Chapter announces second annual Lift For Life event on Friday, July 20

NOTRE DAME L4L 18 GRAPHICThe Notre Dame Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its second annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community on Friday, July 20th.

Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Notre Dame Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. Notre Dame Football is one of 22 chapters in 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.

“It is an honor to be able to use our platform to help raise awareness and support Uplifting Athletes and the Rare Disease Community,” Notre Dame Chapter President Jimmy Thompson said. “We are all proud to be part of a team that is working so hard to tackle rare diseases.”

The 2018 Notre Dame Chapter Lift For Life will be a competition between eight fundraising teams comprised of Fighting Irish players and led by a team captain.

So find your favorite 2018 Fighting Irish player and make a donation to his team by visiting the Notre Dame Chapter Lift For Life fundraising site.

The proceeds from our 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 Notre Dame 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 Notre Dame Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2012 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led Notre Dame Chapter was started by former Fighting Irish linebacker Joe Schmidt and serves the Rare Disease Community in honor of rare disease patient Sam Grewe.

Diagnosed with the rare disease osteosarcoma in 2011 as a teenager, Grewe is a huge Fighting Irish fan and the Notre Dame football program formed a close relationship with Grewe as he battled his rare disease.

Please support the Notre Dame Chapter and help the Fighting Irish reach their impressive $18,000 team Lift For Life goal.


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