Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Penn State's annual Lift for Life fundraiser takes place Friday, as Nittany Lions players participate in a strength and conditioning competition to raise money and awareness for the Kidney Cancer Association. The event has raised more than $300,000 during its first six years, with last year's competition generating more than $70,000.
Several FBS teams have founded chapters of Uplifting Athletes, the organization that aligns college football in the fight against rare diseases. Boston College is holding a similar Lift for Life event on July 30 to benefit Ewing's Sarcoma, the rare form of cancer Eagles star linebacker Mark Herzlich is battling.
I wrote about last year's event at Penn State and hope to attend one in the future. If you're in the State College area Friday, definitely stop by Holuba Hall.