Eric Shrive to Host Lift for Life Fundraiser in Scranton

Uplifting Athletes President and Penn State football senior Eric Shrive will host a Penn State themed fundraiser at a local bar in his hometown of Scranton on Saturday, July 6th benefitting the football team’s 11th annual Lift for Life.

The event will feature live entertainment, barbecue, wine, beer, Penn State memorabilia, raffles, and baskets. All proceeds of the event will go towards Shrive’s $100,000 goal in his five years of involvement with Lift for Life. The event requires a $20 admission fee.

Earlier this year, Shrive won the Rare Disease Champion award, which recognizes his accomplishments of bringing awareness to kidney cancer through Uplifting Athletes. Shrive has been personally affected by kidney cancer, which is one of the requirements for being nominated for the award. Shrive’s uncle was diagnosed with kidney cancer in the summer of 2011.

Shrive is also challenging his teammates to raise $300,000 this year to bring Penn State’s fundraising total to over a million dollars since Lift for Life began. Iron Lion shirts are also being sold at the Family Clothesline for $50 through Arts Fest weekend to help the cause.

Lift for Life will be held Arts Fest weekend through Uplifting Athletes, which raises money for rare diseases. The chapter began when former football player Scott Shirley’s father was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Penn State’s chapter has raised more than $700,000 over 11 years.

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