Football Team Set To Host 8th Annual Lift For Life On May 8

  • May 1, 2018

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The Princeton Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the rare disease community on Tuesday, May 8, outside the Frist Student Center starting at 4:45 p.m. 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.

“It is an honor to be able to use our platform to help raise awareness and support Uplifting Athletes and the rare disease community,” said Princeton Chapter President and Tigers offensive lineman Andre Guest. “We are all proud to be part of a team that is working so hard to tackle rare diseases.”

The 2018 Princeton Chapter of Lift For Life is a competition pitting the offense vs. defense to see which side of the ball can average the most bench press repetitions during Lift For Life. Fans and supporters can do their part to support the cause by making a pledge for every bench press repetition a particular team averages during the event. You can visit the pledge site and choose which side of the ball you’ll support, even if both sides are working together on this worthy battle.

The proceeds from 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 Princeton 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 Princeton Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2011 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led Princeton Chapter serves the rare disease community in honor of Jordan Culbreath, a former Tigers running back. Culbreath was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder and battled through his rare disease diagnosis to return to the field and finish his playing career. His inspiring story of hope not only led his Princeton teammates to form a chapter, Culbreath was also honored as the 2011 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion.

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.