The NC State chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold a “Lift for Life” event on Wednesday, July 18 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Dail Football Practice Complex. The event will showcase members of the Wolfpack football team undergoing workouts with the strength & conditioning staff and admission is free.
The Wolfpack’s Uplifting Athletes chapter was established in 2011 and has raised money to help fight leukemia. The Pack players chose that disease to honor and support offensive coordinator Dana Bible, who diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia, a rare cancer of the blood, in 2009. Since receiving months of treatment, Bible is in remission. The team hopes to build awareness and help with raising money for research.
“We want to simulate, in some small way, the physical and mental battle that cancer patients face every day,” said fullback Tyler Purvis, secretary of the Pack chapter. “Our hope is that by giving our fans a chance to see us facing physical challenges, we can raise awareness and money to help tackle this rare disease.”
Quarterback Mike Glennon, who serves as vice president added, “It was inspiring to watch Coach Bible as he went through treatment. Although we knew he had to be in physical pain, he never showed it on the practice field and continued to lead us as he always had.”
Contributions made by spectators and fans at the event will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Fans who wish to attend should park in the stadium southeast lot, directly across Westchase Blvd. from the Dail Practice Facility.
To donate to the NC State chapter of Uplifting Athletes, go to: http://www.blueskycollaborative.com/lfl2/