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

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Friday, July 14, 2017

The 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.

Source: Uplifting Athletes
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