Penn State Football Lifts for a Cure

Posted by Monica Witzig on July-17-2009 Add Comments
July 10, 2009, found Penn State's football players doing what they've done on that Friday afternoon for the previous six years. No, they weren't in squad meetings. They definitely were not out enjoying the annual Arts Fest in downtown State College. These guys were participating in a grueling competition of muscles and willpower, all in the name of raising money for the Kidney Cancer Association—and raising awareness of rare diseases. The competition is called Lift For Life, the marquee event of Uplifting Athletes, an organization created by former player Scott Shirley. A rare disease is classified that way because it affects fewer than 200,000 Americans. Kidney cancer is one of those, and Scott's father passed away after his battle...

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