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July 21, 2011

The Boston College chapter of Uplifting Athletes is set to participate in its Third Annual "Lift For Life" event Friday, July 22 at Shea Field, adjacent to Alumni Stadium. Current BC Eagles will test their strength and endurance in the nine-exercise competition featuring activities such as tug of war and a truck push. Proceeds from the event will benefit research through the Sarcoma Foundation of America and help raise awareness for Ewing's sarcoma.

EVENT: Third Annual "Lift For Life"

DATE: Friday, July 22, 2011

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Boston College, Shea Field

BC's efforts have already netted close to $200,000 in its first two years to benefit Ewing's sarcoma, a rare bone cancer that affects children.

The Boston College chapter chose Ewing's sarcoma in honor of their former teammate Mark Herzlich, who was diagnosed with the rare disease two years ago. Herzlich has since been declared cancer free, returned to the field this past season and hopes to continue his football career in the NFL this upcoming year.

"Lift For Life" is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5 per student or child and $10 per adult.

Parking will be available in the garage adjacent to Alumni Stadium and Gate E will be open for fans to enter the event. Donations can also be made in advance and credited to your favorite player's fundraising total by going to the following website: http://www.blueskycollaborative.com/lfl2/list.asp. Fans will have a chance to meet and get autographs from current and former members of the Boston College football team.

The Boston College chapter of Uplifting Athletes is run by members of the football team including co-Presidents Luke Kuechly and Jake Sinkovec, and committee members Mike Naples, Ryan Quigley, Paul Maglio and Mike Kurtyka.

Current Uplifting Athletes chapters include Boston College, Colgate University, Kent State University, University of Maryland, North Carolina State University, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Penn State University and Princeton University. To find out additional information on Uplifting Athletes, go to www.upliftingathletes.org.

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