Penn State Uplifting Athletes sets date for Lift for Life

University Park, Pa. — The Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes has elected new officers for 2011 and set the date for the Ninth Annual Penn State Lift for Life.

Tackle Mike Farrell (Pittsburgh) was elected President. Tackle Eric Shrive (Scranton) was voted by teammates as Vice President, linebacker Mike Yancich (Washington) was named Secretary and Ty Howle (Wake Forest, N.C.) was selected to be Head of Operations.

The Ninth Annual Penn State Lift for Life will be held Friday, July 8, in Holuba Hall on Penn State's University Park campus. Proceeds again will benefit the Kidney Cancer Association. Since 2003, the Penn State Lift For Life has continued to build awareness and raise funds for the Kidney Cancer Association and rare diseases. The event is organized by Penn State Football Uplifting Athletes, whose members are on the Penn State football team.

Founded by Penn State football teammates, the Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes has raised nearly $500,000 for the Kidney Cancer Association since 2003. This past year, the chapter raised a record total of $98,461.35, more than $16,000 above the record total raised in 2009. For more information about Penn State Football Uplifting Athletes SM or the Penn State Football Lift for Life, or to make a tax-deductible contribution, please visit http://www.upliftingathletes.org or contact Deloris Brobeck at 814-865-1946 during business hours. Uplifting Athletes, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that operates as a national charter and serves as a uniting force to help change the perception of rare diseases.

About Uplifting Athletes: 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 ALS, Aplastic Anemia, CMT, cystic fibrosis, Ehlers-Danlos, Ewing's Sarcoma, Kidney Cancer, Leukemia, MS, Neimann Pick Type-C, Neuroblastoma, pancreatic cancer, etc.).

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Last Updated May 20, 2011