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Florida State Football Hosts Annual Lift For Life Event Tuesday

Florida State Football Hosts 4th Annual Lift For Life
Posted at 11:43 PM, Jul 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-18 20:33:09-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - The Florida State football team hosted it's annual Lift for Life event on Tuesday, part of the Seminoles' chapter of Uplifting Athletes which aims to raise money for the rare disease community.

The Seminoles focus is Kidz 1st Fund, which is the organization that funds the fight against fanconi anemia, the rare blood disease that head coach Jimbo Fisher's son Ethan has.

The coach, humbled that his team does this for his family, and the guys are happy to do it. Life for Life, the final hurrah before fall camp starts in a couple of weeks, the guys say it's nice to get together for a little fun and fight for one common goal.

"I think they are realizing how they can impact lives not only on the football field but what they are doing and it's tremendous," said Fisher on Tuesday. "Alec (Eberle) and everybody, Josh Ball and all the guys, so much with organizing that thing, with all of our players coming out and participating, for them to change lives, and what they're trying to do in this world."

"To have my team support me, support the cause, and coach Fisher and everyone, that's what makes me happy, and makes the athletes happy," added Eberle. "I mean, just for everyone to jump in and do this, it's huge. To see it take off, everyone have a good time, the fans, the players, and to raise money, it is awesome."

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