2006 Lift For Life Set

One of the great developing Penn State football traditions is Lift For Life, the annual weightlifting competition among Nittany Lions football players that raises funds for kidney cancer research. Find out more about this year's event.

The main fund raising event, which is open for the public to watch, is the Lift For Life strength and conditioning competition during which the squad breaks into teams of four and competes in a series of 11 challenges. The events range from more traditional exercises like bench press to more extreme challenges like the 200 lb plate carry and giant tire flip. Since it's founding nearly two years ago, Lift for Life has raised over $50,000 for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney cancer. This year, the organization hopes to eclipse last year's total.

The 2006 Lift For Life is scheduled for Friday, July 14th, 2006 at 2 pm in Holuba Hall. The event's organizing staff includes several football players, including Darien Hardy, Jason Ganter, Mark Rubin, and Kevin Suhey. Team football manager Matt Workman and Penn State students Mark Mihalik and Greg Lisa are also assisting with preparations for this year's event.

Founded by Penn State Football teammates in 2003, Lift for Life continues to build awareness, and raise money for, the Kidney Cancer Association. This cause was selected when the football team realized that four player's fathers were battling kidney cancer and observed that there was a lack of funding for this disease due to the minimal response kidney cancer has to standard treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation.

Fight On State is proud to once again be the official interactive partner of Lift For Life. Stay tuned to FOS for updates and interactive features for the event.

For more information on the event or to donate to this great cause visit the official Lift For Life site at PSULiftForLife.org.


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