Florida State Chapter Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community rescheduled for Saturday, July 13th


The Florida State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community on Saturday, July 13th at 11:00 a.m. inside the Albert J. Dunlap Athletic Training Facility has been postponed.

Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Florida State University Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. FSU 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 are a special part of Florida State Football. We are all about helping out those who are in need and kids that aren’t able to do the things that they desire,” FSU Chapter President and linebacker DeCalon Brooks said. “My teammates and I are proud to team with Uplifting Athletes to host our 2019 Lift for Life. We find it very fulfilling to raise money for research towards rare diseases. We are proud to help and be a part of tackling rare diseases.”

The 2019 FSU Chapter Lift For Life will be a competition featuring 225-bench press repetitions between the 10 football student-athlete led fundraising teams. The Seminoles’ Lift For Life will also include an obstacle course, 100-pound dumbbell holds, trolley pushes and a tug of war.

Fans and supporters can pledge to any of FSU’s 10 teams for the average number of bench press repetitions that particular team averages. So find your favorite Florida State football player and back his squad by visiting the Florida State Lift For Life fundraising site and pledging now! You can also make a flat donation to any team.

The proceeds from the Florida State 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 Florida State 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 Florida State Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2013 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. Former FSU tight end Kevin Haplea started the Uplifting Athletes Chapter in Tallahassee. His inspiration came from former Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher and the battle one of his sons, Ethan, was enduring with the rare blood disorder Fanconi anemia.

Please support the Florida State Chapter and help the Seminoles reach their impressive $20,000 team Lift For Life goal.

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