Notre Dame Chapter announces Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community set for July 19th


The Notre Dame Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community on Friday, July 19th.

Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Notre Dame Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. Notre Dame 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 Notre Dame Chapter Lift For Life is a private event this year.

“Uplifting Athletes is an incredible opportunity for us to use our platform as college athletes to raise awareness for a great cause,” said Notre Dame Chapter Vice President and tight end Brock Wright. “It is very special for our program to be able to work with an organization that can make an impact in the fight against rare diseases. The Lift for Life gives us a chance to contribute to this fight.”

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

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

The proceeds from the Notre Dame 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 Notre Dame 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 Notre Dame Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2012 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led Notre Dame Chapter was started by former Fighting Irish linebacker Joe Schmidt and serves the Rare Disease Community in honor of rare disease patient Sam Grewe.

Diagnosed with the rare disease osteosarcoma in 2011 as a teenager, Grewe is a huge Fighting Irish fan and the Notre Dame football program formed a close relationship with Grewe as he battled his rare disease.

Please support the Notre Dame Chapter and help the Fighting Irish reach their impressive $15,000 team Lift For Life goal.

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