UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The 12th annual Penn State Uplifting Athletes Lift For Life was a tremendous success on Saturday (July 12), raising the 2014 total to a record $140,000 and the cumulative total to nearly $1 million to benefit the Kidney Cancer Association.
As of this morning (July 14), Penn State football student-athletes have raised slightly more than $140,000 for kidney cancer patients and awareness this year, with additional donations expected this month. More than 100 members of coach James Franklin’s squad participated in Saturday’s Lift For Life, breaking their record for the sixth consecutive year, surpassing the 2013 event total of $133,506 for the Kidney Cancer Association.
With the $140,000 in contributions from this year, $992,565 has been raised in the battle against rare diseases by Penn State Uplifting Athletes since the inaugural Lift For Life was held in 2003. The inaugural event raised just less than $13,000. The last four Penn State Lift For Life events have all raised in excess of $100,000, pushing the cumulative total to the brink of $1 million.
Contributions to Penn State Uplifting Athletes in the fight against kidney cancer for 2013-14 will be accepted through Sept. 30. Fans can make a donation at http://give.upliftingathletes.org/psuliftforlife2014.