Terps to Hold 'Lift for Life' on Maryland Day

April 24, 2013

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its fourth annual `Lift for Life' event on Saturday, April 27, as part of the Maryland Day activities.

"We get to put on a great show and broadcast the hard work we have been putting in all spring while raising money for a great cause so it should be an exciting day at Maryland," said quarterback C.J. Brown, one of event's co-organizers.

The strength and conditioning competition begins at 11 a.m. and will feature members of the Maryland football team. The event will be followed by a team autograph session.

For the first year, Lift for Life will be held on Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. Admission and parking are free.

The Maryland Chapter of Uplifting Athletes has chosen to help fight cystic fibrosis, a rare disease that affects near 30,000 Americans.

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic rare disease that affects the lungs and digestive system by producing unusually thick mucus; the condition can clog the lungs and lead to a life-threatening lung infection and can obstruct the pancreas and stop natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.

The chapter's goal is to raise awareness and funding for cystic fibrosis and donate any contributions made by spectators and fans at the event to the Boomer Esiason Foundation for cystic fibrosis research.

Last year's event, also held on Maryland Day, raised more than $14,000.

For more information about Uplifting Athletes, click here.

To donate to the 2013 Lift for Life event, click here.