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Penn State prepares to Lift for Life

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.

Here's more information about the event as well as the roster of Penn State players who will be participating. Players compete in 11 events, such as the bench press and the tire pull.

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.