Clemson Chapter announces Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community set for July 15


The Clemson Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community on Monday, July 15th.

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

The Clemson Chapter Lift For Life is a private event this year.

“Here at Clemson, one of our main focuses outside of football is to serve others. Working with Uplifting Athletes and Lift for Life is what it’s all about,” Clemson Chapter President and punter Will Spiers said. We are honored to use our platform to make a difference, serve others, and create hope for the Rare Disease Community.”

The 2019 Clemson Chapter Lift For Life will be a competition featuring max bench press repetitions between the eight football student-athlete led fundraising teams.

Fans and supporters can pledge to any of the eight Tigers teams for the total number of leg press repetitions that particular team averages. So choose your favorite Clemson player and support their team by visiting the Clemson Chapter Lift For Life fundraising page and pledging now! You can also make a flat donation to the Clemson Lift For Life.

The proceeds from the Clemson 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 Clemson 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 Clemson Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2014 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. Founded by former kicker Chandler Catanzaro and long snapper Jim Brown, the student-athlete led Clemson Chapter serves the rare disease community in honor of an assistant coach who fought kidney cancer, a former player who fights Castleman disease, and a member of the Tigers athletic staff whose child battles neuroblastoma.

Please support the Clemson Chapter and help the Tigers reach their impressive $2,000 team Lift For Life goal.

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