SOURCE: Lift Life Foundation

Lift Life Foundation

June 22, 2016 14:08 ET

The Lift Life Foundation and Make-A-Wish Team Up to Grant a Wish

BOISE, ID--(Marketwired - June 22, 2016) - When high school senior, Jared Andersen was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, he had the opportunity to have his wish come true. What he did next surprised even those closest to him, he used the wish to give back to his school and community in rural Idaho.

The Lift Life Foundation -- powered by -- and Make-A-Wish of Idaho teamed up to grant the wish of a 17-year-old cancer patient and high school student, Jared Andersen. His selfless wish was to see his crumbling high school weight room transformed into a well-equipped, safe facility.

When Make-A-Wish asked Jared what his one true wish was, he didn't ask to travel somewhere exotic, or meet a hero, but rather to fix the weight room at his high school. It was in that weight room that Jared found he could focus on something positive while going through chemotherapy. His passion for lifting helped fuel his recovery, and a year after his diagnosis, we are happy to say that Jared is in remission.

On April 21, 2016, after months of hard work, Firth High School's new weight room was revealed to an incredibly grateful community. Because of his selflessness, the Firth weight room was donated in Jared's name.

In addition to fully funding the project, customers had the option to contribute a donation to their cart, or when they qualify for a free gift by spending $99 or more, a donation of $2 can be made in lieu of the free gift.

The Lift Life Foundation's mission is to help deserving young people have access to the tools they need to improve their fitness levels, boost their self-worth, and be setup to become their best selves in life.

Be a part of the inaugural year and help change the lives of youth across the U.S. by donating or by nominating a high school in need of a transformation.

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Based in Boise, Idaho, is the world's largest online sports nutrition store. The site carries more than 13,500 health and fitness supplements and accessories, shipping to customers in more than 155 countries. helps more than 30 million people every month achieve their health, fitness and appearance goals by offering nearly 40,000 pages of FREE information, including more than 28,000 articles and 11,400 videos, expert-designed online training programs, and new content is added daily. For more information, please visit

About Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 27,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 37 minutes. It has granted more than 254,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,200 in 2014 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at to learn more.

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