Baylor Chapter back to tackling rare diseases, announces Lift For Life event on July 25th

BAYLOR L4L 18 GRAPHICThe Baylor Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community on Wednesday, July 25th.

Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Baylor Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. Baylor 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.

Uplifting Athletes is proud to have the Baylor Chapter back to helping Tackle Rare Diseases.

The 2018 Baylor Chapter Lift For Life features a 225-pound max rep bench press competition between the 11 football student-athlete led fundraising teams.

Fans and supporters can make a pledge for the total number of bench press repetitions a particular position group records during the event. So find your favorite 2018 Bears player and support his team by visiting the Baylor Chapter Lift For Life fundraising site. You can also make a general donation to the Baylor Chapter in support of Lift For Life.

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 Baylor 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 Baylor Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2014 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led Baylor Chapter serves the rare disease community in honor of Jacoby Burks, a young man in Waco who battles Cerebral palsy.

Former Baylor wide receiver Levi Norwood had a relationship with Burks that went back to high school and committed to use his platform as a college football player to share their story on another level. The rest of his Baylor teammates joined in supporting Norwood and adopted Burks and his family as part of the Bears program.

Please support the Baylor Chapter and help the Bears reach their impressive $5,000 team Lift For Life goal.


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