Proceeds benefit Uplifting Athletes, Inc.
Based on 9 thousand pounds lifted, each worth $119.78
The 2019 Maryland Chapter Lift for Life is coming up and Team Eagles is proud to dedicate our performance in support of Uplifting Athletes and its mission to inspire the Rare Disease Community with hope through the power of sport.
Fans and supporters can make a pledge for every 1,000 pounds our team lifts during our bench press and squat single rep max testing. Our goal is to reach 5,000 pounds during our Lift for Life competition.
Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Maryland Chapter. Lift for Life is an event held by our fellow college football student-athlete brothers at other universities across the country who have joined the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of chapters.
Our Lift for Life is scheduled for July 19th inside the Gossett Football Team House. The event is private this year.
The challenges faced by the Rare Disease Community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. Here at Maryland we take pride in the opportunity to shine a spotlight on rare diseases and support Uplifting Athletes.
How you can help
Pledge for every 1,000 pounds we lift during our Lift For Life
Make a one-time flat donation
The proceeds from our 2019 Lift for Life support the mission of Uplifting Athletes and its charitable programs: Rare Disease Awareness, Rare Disease Research, Uplifting Experiences and Uplifting Leaders.
The Maryland Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2009 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led Maryland Chapter serves the rare disease community in honor of former Terrapins quarterback Boomer Esiason.
Esiason’s son, Gunnar, lives with the rare disease cystic fibrosis and his battle served as the inspiration for Maryland football to join Uplifting Athletes.
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.
Uplifting Athletes fulfills its mission through a unique network of college football student-athlete led chapters, Uplifting Ambassadors and Team UA participants. Since its inception, Uplifting Athletes has raised more than $4.5 million in support of the Rare Disease Community with a third of that, $1.5 million, given to fund rare disease research.
Thank you for your support of the Maryland Chapter and the Rare Disease Community. Every little bit helps. Please don’t forget to share this campaign and your support on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
|Date||Name||thousand pounds lifted||Earned|
|7/19||Maryland Lift For Life 2019||9||$1,078|
This campaign benefits
Uplifting Athletes is a nonprofit organization that inspires the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.
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