The Stony Brook Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life event on Wednesday, March 7th.
Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of college football student-athlete led chapters.
This will be Stony Brook’s fourth annual Lift For Life event. 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 Stony Brook Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2014 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. Their inspiration comes from the long-term relationship between the Seawolves head football coach Chuck Priore and a rare disease patient, Joey Ferminella. Joey, who battled, developed a personal relationship with Priore and the Seawolves and it serves as an continued inspiration to the Stony Brook program.