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


The Colgate 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 Colgate Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. Colgate 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 exemplifies how to utilize the college football platform to create change,” Colgate Chapter President and running back Triston Fairchild said. “Colgate football is honored to be able to work with Uplifting Athletes to inspire hope for a better future within the Rare Disease Community.”

The 2019 Colgate Chapter Lift For Life will be a competition featuring 225-pound bench press repetitions between the nine football student-athlete led fundraising teams.

Fans and supporters can pledge to any of the nine Raiders position groups for the average number of 225-pound bench press repetitions that group averages. So choose your favorite Colgate player and support their position group by visiting the Colgate Lift For Life fundraising site and pledging now! You can also make a flat donation to the Colgate Lift For Life.

The proceeds from the Colgate 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 Colgate 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 Colgate Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2008 when it joined Uplifting Athletes, becoming the second chapter to join the Uplifting Athletes network. The Raiders have been pillars of light in the community during that time, using their platform in honor of former offensive coach Casey Vogt and others that continue to battle rare diseases.

Please support the Colgate Chapter and help the Raiders reach their impressive $5,000 team Lift For Life goal.

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