Back in 2009, Mark Herzlich received the devastating news that the pain in his leg was a rare disease know as Ewing's Sarcoma. We all know how that story ends, Mark battled and Mark won his battle. But during his struggle, Herzlich's friends and teammates did not just want to sit around and watch their friend suffer alone. So in order to raise awareness and funds, they created their own chapter of Uplifting Athletes.
So what is Uplifting Athletes?
Uplifting AthletesSM network of university chapters brings our mission to life. As part of our outreach program, each university chapter is run by current football student-athletes and adopts a rare disease that has personal meaning to their team. Players hold special events, fundraising campaigns or awareness drives to attract fans and media, making their rare disease more popular and generating new money for research.
What are the Boston College football players doing to raise money?
Tomorrow at 1pm members of the football team will be competing in an event called "Lift For Life." The event includes many different competitions between the teammates involving feats of strength and agility. It's a pretty cool event, and fun to watch the team living out the BC motto "Men and women for others". Really this is a great cause, and really deserves any funds you can donate. If you are looking for something to do tomorrow, head on over to Alumni Stadium and support Uplifting Athletes.