For the second straight year, the Florida State football program will team up with the community against a common enemy: Fanconi anemia. FSU, in conjunction with Uplifting Athletes, will participate in a light-hearted yet competitive Lift for Life workout at the Seminoles' indoor practice facility on Thursday from 4-6 pm, and the public is welcome.
Requested donations of $10 for adults and $5 for children will go directly toward fighting FA, the rare disease being fought by FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher's son Ethan. Former 'Nole tight end Kevin Haplea founded the Florida State chapter of Uplifting Athletes, and redshirt-freshman center Alec Eberle has taken the reigns in his stead. Said Eberle of the opportunity:
The Florida State Football team is honored and excited to perform in the Lift for Life event, in order to raise money for the research of Fanconi anemia, a cause very close to our hearts due to the impact Ethan's battle against Fanconi anemia has had on our team.
Last year, the offense and defense competed against each other in a number of unconventional competitions, including flipping tractor tires, pushing vans, and tug-of-war. In addition to the opportunity to help others, this is also the first look we'll have at FSU newcomers who did not enroll early and participate in spring practice.
If you're unable to attend but would still like to donate, you can do so here.