‘The least we can do’: Powerlifting competition raises funds for Williamsport firefighter screenings

  • Source: Williamsport Sun-Gazette - Metered Site
  • Published: 04/11/2024 12:00 AM

The spirit of community mixed with the exhilaration of powerlifting this weekend as hundreds turned out for Lift For Life. The fundraising competition, hosted by Lumber Capital Athletics, was the brainchild of 20-year-old Taylor Chrisenberry, a junior at Lycoming College, double majoring in business administration and corporate communications. It was September of last year when Stephen Yonkin, of the Williamsport Fire Bureau, spoke to Lycoming College professor Valerie Reynolds’ public relations class on the drastic need for funding of cancer screening for area firefighters, something not covered by insurance. The cost of the screenings total roughly $1,300 per firefighter. “I was intrigued by the cause,” Chrisenberry, a Pittsburgh native, said. “I personally have firemen in my family.”


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