The Penn Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community during the 13th annual Iron Quaker competition on February 23rd.
The Iron Quaker, started in 2007, serves as the final workout for the Penn football team during winter conditioning.
Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Penn Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. Penn is a part of Uplifting Athletes’ nationwide network of chapters led by college football student-athletes.
Each chapter embraces the mission of Uplifting Athletes by using college football as a platform to inspire the Rare Disease Community with hope through the power of sport.
“Being able to pair the Iron Quaker with the Lift for Life is extremely important for our football team,” Penn Chapter leaders Hunter Hayes and Mike Rolfe said. “It gives us the opportunity to use our platform as Division 1 student-athletes to help those who are affected by rare diseases”
The 2019 Penn Chapter Lift For Life will be a competition featuring the maximum weight one repetition bench press for the seven student-athlete led fundraising teams. The event is closed to the public.
Fans and supporters can make a pledge towards any of the seven teams for the total pounds a particular team averages on the maximum weight one repetition bench press during the event. So find your favorite 2019 Penn Quakers Lift For Life team and support them by visiting the Penn Chapter Lift For Life page. You can also make a flat donation to any team.
The proceeds from the Penn Chapter 2019 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 Penn 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.
Moved by former Quakers wide receiver Kaleb Germinaro, who lost his playing career to a rare disease, Dr. David Fajgenbaum, a Castleman’s Disease Researcher who has the disease himself, and honorary team captain and brain cancer survivor Vhito Decapria, the Penn Chapter started tackling rare diseases when it joined Uplifting Athletes in 2015.
Please support the Penn Chapter and help the Quakers reach their impressive $7,000 team Lift For Life goal.