Saint Francis Chapter announces annual Lift For Life to inspire the Rare Diseases Community set for April 7


The Saint Francis Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community on Sunday, April 7th.

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

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

The 2019 Saint Francis Chapter Lift For Life will feature a 225-pound bench press competition between the 2019 Red Flash offense and defense. The event is open to the public and will start at 12:30 p.m. at DeGol Field.

Fans and supporters can select to support either the offense or defense and pledge for the average number of bench press repetitions they put up. So choose one side of the ball and back that team by visiting Saint Francis Chapter Lift For Life page and pledging now! You can also make a flat donation to either team.

The proceeds from the Saint Francis 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 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 2019 Red Flash reach their impressive $4,000 team Lift For Life goal.

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