June 30, 2017 - by

Lift for Life Set for July 18

Tallahassee, Fla.– The 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 Practice 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 redshirt junior center Alec Eberle and redshirt freshman 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 give.upliftingathletes.org/fsulift2017.

The Seminoles will make an additional fund-raising effort, by hosting the annual Touchdown Pledge Drive against NC State on Sept. 23, where fans can donate any amount per touchdown.

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, endures 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.

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A nonprofit organization founded in 2007, Uplifting Athletes inspires the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport. A rare disease is one that affects fewer than 200,000 Americans and typically lacks financial incentive to make and market new treatments. With a network of university chapters run by current college football student-athletes, Uplifting Athletes has established 22 chapters with Division I football programs across the country. Overall since its inception Uplifting Athletes has had an economic impact of more than $400 million on the rare disease community. For more information about Uplifting Athletes, visit www.upliftingathletes.org.

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