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Eric Shrive Named Rare Disease Champion

After raising $70,000 over his first four years at Penn State, Eric Shrive has been voted the Rare Disease Champion for Uplifting Athletes, voted for by the public. Shrive was recently named president of Lift for Life, the Penn State chapter of Uplifting Athletes, after being vice president for the previous two years.

Shrive raised $32,000 last year alone, while the team raised over $110,000 total. While Shrive began raising money the year he came to Penn State, the fight against kidney cancer became personal for him when his uncle was diagnosed with the disease in the summer of 2011.

Shrive will be presented with the award at the Maxwell Club in Atlantic City this March, along with the 2012 senior football team and Coach O’Brien for their respective awards.

“When you’re a Penn State football player, you have the opportunity to give back,” Shrive said. “I’ve worked extremely hard to do that.”

Penn State was the founding chapter of Uplifting Athletes, which was established in 2003 when Scott Shirley’s father was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Penn State, now one of 15 chapters, has raised over $700,000 through Life for Life in 10 years.

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