Fordham Chapter announces Life For Life to support the rare disease community set for July 28


FORDHAM LFL 17 TWITTERThe Fordham Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its Lift For Life to support the rare disease community on Friday, July 28th.

Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of chapters led by college football student-athletes.

Each chapter embraces the mission of Uplifting Athletes using college football as a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.

This will be the first Lift For Life event for the Fordham Chapter since 2014. The program is excited to be helping tackle rare diseases again.

Fans and supporters can make a donation to either the Rams offense or defense by visiting the Fordham Chapter fundraising site.

The proceeds from the Fordham Chapter Lift For Life supports Uplifting Athletes and its commitment to life skills development, patient focused programs and rare disease research.

Today, the challenges faced by the rare disease community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. Here at Fordham we take pride in the opportunity to shine a spotlight on rare diseases.

Fordham started tackling rare diseases in 2011 and is excited to be back in the Lift For Life rotation.

Please support the Fordham Chapter and help the Rams reach their $2,000 team Lift For Life goal.

Notre Dame Chapter announces inaugural Lift For Life to support the rare disease community for July 21


ND LFL 17 TWITTERThe Notre Dame Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its inaugural Lift For Life to support the rare disease community on Friday, July 21st.

Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of chapters led by college football student-athletes.

Each chapter embraces the mission of Uplifting Athletes using college football as a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.

The leadership team of the Notre Dame Chapter has divided the Fighting Irish squad into eight groups to make Lift For Life a competition based on average number of max leg press repetitions for each team.

There is captain for each team, so find your favorite player on a team and make a pledge by visiting the Notre Dame fundraising site.

The proceeds from the Notre Dame Chapter annual Lift For Life supports Uplifting Athletes and its commitment to life skills development, patient focused programs, rare disease awarness and rare disease research.

Today, the challenges faced by the rare disease community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. Here at Notre Dame we take pride in the opportunity to shine a spotlight on rare diseases.

The Notre Dame Chapter was started in 2012 by former Fighting Irish linebacker Joe Schmidt. We serve 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 we formed a relationship with Sam that inspired us to make rare diseases a priority.

Please support the Notre Dame Chapter and help the Fighting Irish reach their $6,000 team Lift For Life goal.

 

NC State Chapter annual Lift For Life to support the rare disease community is July 19 at 7:00 p.m. and open to the public


NC STATE LFL 17 TWITTERThe NC State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the rare disease community on Wednesday, July 19th at 7:00 p.m. inside the Close-King Indoor Facility. The event is open to the public.

Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of chapters led by college football student-athletes.

Each chapter embraces the mission of Uplifting Athletes using college football as a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.

The NC State Lift For Life will feature position specific drills, 7-on-7 and 1-on-1 competitions. Fans and supporters can make a donation to either the Wolfpack offense or defense by visiting their Lift For Life fundraising site.

The proceeds from the NC State Chapter annual Lift For Life supports Uplifting Athletes and its commitment to life skills development, patient focused programs and rare disease research.

Today, the challenges faced by the rare disease community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. Here at NC State we take pride in the opportunity to shine a spotlight on rare diseases.

NC State started tackling rare diseases in 2011 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led NC State Chapter serves the rare disease community in honor of former Wolfpack offensive coordinator Dana Bible, who battled the rare disease acute promyelocytic leukemia in 2009.

Please support the NC State Chapter and help the Wolfpack reach their $3,000 team Lift For Life goal.

Syracuse Chapter annual Lift For Life to support the rare disease community set for July 19th at 7:00 p.m.


SYRACUSE LFL 17 TWITTERThe Syracuse Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the rare disease community on Tuesday, July 19th. The annual event is open to the public and starts at 7:00 p.m. inside Manley Field House.

Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of chapters led by college football student-athletes.

Each chapter embraces the mission of Uplifting Athletes using college football as a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.

Fans and supporters can make a donation to any one of the 10 Orange teams by visiting their Lift For Life fundraising site. Simply find your favorite 2017 Syracuse Orange player and support that team.

The proceeds from the Syracuse Chapter annual Lift For Life support Uplifting Athletes and its commitment to life skills development, patient focused programs and rare disease research.

Today, the challenges faced by the rare disease community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. The Syracuse Orange football student-athletes take pride in the opportunity to shine a spotlight on rare diseases.

Syracuse started tackling rare diseases in 2013 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led chapter serves the rare disease community in honor of Rob Long, a former Orange punter and team captain.

The chapter also enjoys a endearing relationship with 8-year-old rare brain cancer patient Lillian Belfield and her family. Lillian’s attitude on life and her perseverance serve as an inspiration to the team and the Syracuse community.

Please support the Syracuse Chapter and help the Orange reach their ambitious $20,000 team Lift For Life goal.

Clemson Chapter second annual Lift For Life to support the rare disease community set for July 17th


CLEMSON LFL 17 TWITTERThe Clemson Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its second annual Lift For Life to support the rare disease community on Monday, July 17th.

Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of chapters led by college football student-athletes.

Each chapter embraces the mission of Uplifting Athletes using college football as a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.

The 2017 Clemson Chapter Lift For Life offense will battle defense in a head-to-head challenge to see which side of the ball can average the most bench press repetitions.

Fans and supporters can make a pledge for the average number of reps. So pick which side of the ball you want to support and make your pledge today by visiting the Clemson Chapter Lift For Life fundraising site.

The proceeds from the Clemson Chapter annual Lift For Life supports Uplifting Athletes and its commitment to life skills development, patient focused programs and rare disease research.

Today, the challenges faced by the rare disease community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. Here at Clemson we take pride in the opportunity to shine a spotlight on rare diseases.

Clemson 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 ambitious $15,000 team Lift For Life goal.

Florida State Chapter Lift For Life on July 18th in support of rare disease community is open to the public


FSU LFL 17 TWITTERThe Florida State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the rare disease community on Tuesday, July 18th at 5:00 p.m. inside the Albert J. Dunlap Indoor Facility. The event is open to the public.

Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of chapters led by college football student-athletes. The Tallahassee based FSU Chapter is under the leadership of junior center Alec Eberle and sophomore tackle Josh Ball.

Each chapter embraces the mission of Uplifting Athletes using college football as a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.

Fans and supporters can make a donation to any one of the seven position groups for the Seminoles or simply make a general donation to support the FSU Chapter by visiting the Seminoles Lift For Life fundraising page.

The proceeds from the Florida State Chapter annual Lift For Life supports Uplifting Athletes and its commitment to life skills development, patient focused programs and rare disease research.

Today, the challenges faced by the rare disease community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. Here at Florida State we take pride in the opportunity to shine a spotlight on rare diseases to support Uplifting Athletes along with our priority partner Kidz1stFund.

Florida State started tackling rare diseases in 2013 when the Seminoles joined Uplifting Athletes. The FSU Chapter serves the rare disease community in honor of the Fisher family. Former Seminoles tight end Kevin Haplea started the chapter in Tallahassee. His inspiration came from head coach Jimbo Fisher and the battle one of his sons, Ethan, edures with the rare disease Fanconi anemia.

Please support the Florida State Chapter and help the Seminoles reach their $5,000 team Lift For Life goal.

Fifth annual Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race to support rare disease community with a 5K and 1-mile fun run set for July 16th


NEBRASKA RR 17 GRAPHICThe 5th annual Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race is scheduled for Sunday, July 16 outside of Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

Sponsored by the Lincoln Track Club, the Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race will kick off at 8 a.m. CST and feature both a 5K and 1-mile Fun Run.

Online registration will be open until Tuesday, July 11th at midnight CST. Anyone who would like to sign up after midnight CST on Tuesday, July 11th can sign up at the Lincoln Running Company for a $40 late registration fee for the 5K and $30 for the 1-Mile Fun Run.

You may sign up at the Lincoln Running Company up until 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 15th. We cannot guarantee shirt sizes for anyone who registers late.

Runners can also sign up on race day for a $40 registration fee for the 5K and $40 for the 1-Mile Fun Run at the check-in table located near the start/finish line, but you will not be listed in the results due to chip timing.

Huskers fans can participate in either race as individual’s, join a team or create your own team. To register and support the Nebraska Chapter of Uplifting Athletes visit the official road race registration site.

Proceeds from the Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race will benefit the Nebraska Chapter of Uplifting Athletes and its efforts to make a difference in the rare disease community.

The Fun Run will start at 8 a.m. CST, followed by the 5K at approximately 8:30 a.m. The start of each race will be at the Stadium Drive loop just outside the 501 Building on University of Nebraska-Lincoln city campus.

The Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race is the signature fundraising event for the student-athlete led Nebraska Chapter in support of its mission to use the platform of college football to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.

Nebraska football started tackling rare diseases in 2012 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led Nebraska Chapter serves the rare disease community in honor of a relationship between pediatric brain cancer patient Jack Hoffman and former Huskers and current Cincinnati Bengals running back Rex Burkhead.

This friendship led to Burkhead winning the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award in 2012 and Nebraska forming an Uplifting Athletes Chapter.

In 2013 Hoffman’s 69-yard run at the Nebraska spring game became a national story that went viral and allowed the Hoffman family to shine a light on rare diseases that included winning an ESPY Award and a visit with President Barack Obama in the White House Oval Office.

The first 500 registrants will also be invited to watch an exclusive pre-season Nebraska Football scrimmage in Memorial Stadium which will take place in August, providing registrants a preview of the 2017 Huskers just weeks before the season opener.