U of I football team hosting Lift for Life fundraising and awareness event

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CHAMPAIGN - Uplifting Athletes, a national charitable organization that uses the platform of college football to raise awareness of rare diseases, will host the "Lift for Life" event on June 26.

Lift for Life is a fundraising event being hosted by the University of Illinois football team's chapter of Uplifting Athletes.  According to U of I Chapter President Joe Spencer, members of the university's football team are aiming to raise awareness and research funds for the rare disease Acoustic Neuroma.

This event will take place at Memorial Stadium, starting at 7:00 p.m.  For more information on the University of Illinois Chapter of Uplifting Athletes, visit http://www.upliftingathletes.org/ua-chapter/illinois.

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