Lehigh Chapter announces inaugural Lift For Life to inspire Rare Disease Community set for April 30


Uplifting Athletes is pleased to have Lehigh University join the nationwide network of chapters led by college football student-athletes holding Lift For Life events in 2019.

The Mountain Hawks will hold their inaugural Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community on Tuesday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m. outside the University Center. The event is open to the public.

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

“At Lehigh Football we pride ourselves on giving back to the community,” said the Lehigh Chapter leaders. “We are excited to partner with Uplifting Athletes and to help raise awareness and funds for the Rare Disease Community”

The 2019 Lehigh Chapter Lift For Life will be an Offense vs. Defense competition based on the average number of 225-pound bench press repetitions each side of the ball averages.

Fans and supporters can choose your favorite side of the ball and make a pledge for the number of bench press repetitions that team averages. So pick one side of the ball and support them by visiting the Lehigh Chapter Lift For Life site. You can also make a flat donation to any team.

The proceeds from the Lehigh 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 Lehigh 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 Lehigh University football program became part of the nationwide network of chapters led by college football student-athletes last year. The 2018 Touchdown Pledge Drive was the Mountain Hawks’ first event to support the Rare Disease Community. And earlier this year former Lehigh star running back Dom Bragalone participated in the 2019 Uplifting Athletes Reps For Rare Diseases campaign.

Please support the Lehigh Chapter and help the 2019 Mountain Hawks reach their impressive $5,000 team Lift For Life goal.

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