Stony Brook Chapter announces annual Lift For Life to help inspire the Rare Disease Community set for March 15


The Stony Brook Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community on Friday, March 15th

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

“Lift for Life and Uplifting Athletes is what college football is all about, being apart of something that is bigger than ourselves,” Stony Brook Chapter leaders Zach Lucas and Joe Detorie said. “Our program is humbled and honored to be able to inspire hope within the Rare Disease Community.”

The 2019 Stony Brook Chapter Lift For Life will be a workout competition featuring four fundraising teams. The event is private this year.

Fans and supporters can select one of the four teams and make a pledge for each yard of that particular team’s furthest medicine ball toss. So find your favorite 2019 Stony Brook player on any of the four Seawolves’ Lift For Life teams and support them by visiting the Stony Brook 2019 Lift For Life fundraising page. You can also make a flat donation to any team.

The proceeds from our 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 Stony Brook 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 Stony Brook Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2014 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. Their inspiration comes from the long-term relationship between the Seawolves head football coach Chuck Priore and a rare disease patient, Joey Ferminella. That relationship between the Stony Brook football program and Joey continues to be an inspiration for all of us.

Please support the Stony Brook Chapter and help the 2019 Seawolves reach their impressive $8,000 team Lift For Life goal.

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