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    Pack Football to Host Fourth "Lift for Life"

    July 18, 2014

    RALEIGH, N.C. - The NC State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its fourth ‘Lift For Life’ event Thursday, July 24 at 5 p.m. inside Carter-Finley Stadium.

    Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of 25 college football student-athlete led chapters.

    The Wolfpack Chapter continues its mission of raising awareness and research dollars for the rare disease Leukemia, the chosen rare disease of the NC State Chapter.

    “Our goal is to raise awareness and $5,000 for a rare disease that directly impacted our NC State football family,” NC State Chapter President Andy Jomantas said. “This is our fourth year holding a Lift For Life and my teammates and I are excited.

    “For our fans who can’t join us that day, you can still support our work in the rare disease community by visiting our donation page and supporting your favorite Wolfpack football player.”

    The NC State Lift For Life is open to the public.

    For fans that wish to attend the event and watch the Lift For Life teams compete against each other, the chapter is asking fans to contribute $5 per adult and $2 for children 12 and under. The admission fee will serve as a donation to Leukemia research.

    In order to donate to the NC State Lift For Life and help the team reach its $5,000 goal please visit the NC State Lift For Life donation page here.

    Uplifting Athletes is a full service national nonprofit organization aligning college football with rare diseases and raising them as a national priority through research, outreach, education and advocacy. What makes Uplifting Athletes unique is that our university chapters are run by current football student-athletes, providing them with an opportunity to gain management and leadership skills while learning how to leverage their assets and abilities to make a positive and lasting impact. Each chapter adopts one out of approximately 7,000 rare diseases (such as Aplastic Anemia, cystic fibrosis, pediatric brain cancer, kidney cancer, Leukemia, Neimann Pick Type-C, Neuroblastoma, Fanconi anemia, etc.).  For more information about Uplifting Athletes, visit



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