Baylor Chapter announces annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community set for July 24th


The Baylor Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community on Wednesday, July 24th.

Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Baylor Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. Baylor 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 2019 Baylor Chapter Lift For Life will be a competition to see how many total bench press repetitions each of the 11 position group teams can knock out during Lift For Life. The event this year is private.

Fans and supporters can pledge to one of the 11 position group teams for the total number of bench press repetitions that group posts. So choose your favorite Baylor Bears player and support their position group team by visiting the Baylor Chapter Lift For Life site and pledging now! You can also make a flat donation to the Baylor Lift For Life.

The proceeds from the Baylor 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 Baylor 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 Baylor Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2014 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led Baylor Chapter serves the Rare Disease Community in honor of Jacoby Burks, a young man in Waco who battles Cerebral palsy.

Former Baylor wide receiver Levi Norwood had a relationship with Burks that went back to high school and committed to use his platform as a college football player to share their story on another level. The rest of his Baylor teammates joined in supporting Norwood and adopted Burks and his family as part of the Bears program.

Please support the Baylor Chapter and help the Bears reach their impressive $8,000 team Lift For Life goal.

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