Pack Football to Host Second Annual "Lift for Life"
July 18, 2013
Raleigh, NC - The Wolfpack football team will hold its second annual "Lift for Life" event on July 25th at 4 p.m. at the Dail Practice Facility. The event will raise funds and awareness for Uplifting Athletes - a national nonprofit organization aligning college football with the fight against rare diseases.
The public is invited to come observe as the team endures a grueling workout in an attempt to recreate the struggle cancer patients endure every day. Attendees will have a first-hand look at how the Wolfpack trains and get a glimpse of the team before it heads into fall camp to prepare for the upcoming season.
Following the workout, fans can meet and greet the participating players at an autograph session.
Last season, the team raised $2,500 and the goal for 2013 is $10,000 to fight Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia, a rare cancer of the blood. Former NC State offensive coordinator Dana Bible was diagnosed with this rare disease in 2008. Despite undergoing intense chemotherapy, Bible beat the disease and is still in remission today.
"Coach Bible was an inspiration to us during his struggle," said Wolfpack fullback Tyler Purvis, vice-president of the Pack's chapter of Uplifting Athletes. "He never missed a single practice or let us see any weakness, even though he was very sick. He showed us that anything is possible through prayer, determination, believing in yourself, and having a loving and supporting cast around you. That's why we decided to raise money for this particular disease."
Donations are graciously accepted through the Uplifting Athletes website.
To make a donation to an individual player visit, click here.