VIDEO: Uplifting Athletes Getting Set to Host Lift For Life

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - For the past nine years, Uplifting Athletes, a group of Penn State football players, have worked together to lead the fight against kidney cancer.

To date, the group has raised more than $600,000, including more than $100,000 alone in 2011, for the Kidney Cancer Association.  Each summer, Uplifting Athletes hosts Lift For Life, a grueling test of physical and mental strength, to benefit of kidney cancer.

Founded by Penn State Football teammates Scott Shirley, Dave Costlow and Damone Jones in 2003, Uplifting Athletes is currently led by senior tackle Mike Farrell.  Farrell and his volunteer staff of football student athletes are getting set for the 10th Annual Penn State Lift for Life.

This year's event will take place on Friday, July 13 from 5-7 p.m. at the Penn State Lacrosse Field (located next to the Multisport Building).  Look for more information on the new format of the event in the coming days on

We recently caught up with Farrell as the Uplifting Athletes group reaches its final days of preparation for the event on July 13.  Take a look.

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