Penn State football: Nittany Lions raise more than $130,000 at Lift for Life

The 11th Annual Penn State Uplifting Athletes “Lift For Life” was deemed a tremendous success, with 2013 bringing a record-breaking effort to benefit the Kidney Cancer Association.

Penn State football student-athletes had raised $133,506 by Saturday for kidney cancer patients and awareness, with additional donations expected this month.

More than 100 members of Coach Bill O’Brien’s squad participated in Friday’s event, and broke the team's record for the fifth consecutive year, besting the 2012 total of $119,701.

More than $825,000 has been raised in the battle against rare diseases by Penn State Uplifting Athletes since the inaugural Lift For Life was held in 2003. The inaugural event raised just under $13,000. The last three Lift For Life events have all raised in excess of $100,000.