The Stony Brook Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life event on Friday, May 5th inside Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium starting at 8:30 a.m. The event is open to the public.
Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of college football student-athlete led chapters.
Uplifting Athletes through and with its chapters embraces the mission to use college football as a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.
This will be Stony Brook’s third 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.
Fans are encouraged to come out and support the Seawolves as they help bring the vision of Uplifting Athletes to life. Proceeds from the Stony Brook Chapter of Uplifting Athletes annual Lift For Life supports rare disease research and patient focused programs.
Today, the challenges faced by the rare disease community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. The Stony Brook Chapter, along with a nationwide network of teams, is uniquely positioned to educate and engage the local community and shine a spotlight on rare diseases.
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.