DARIEN, Conn. -- The Darien High School football team will square off in a weightlifting competition on Friday against their counterparts from Norwalk's Brien McMahon High School to help raise funds to find a cure for Rasumussen's encephalitis.
Lifting Grace, as the event is known, is named after Grace Wohlberg, a Darien High School junior who has the disease. The fundraising competition started six years ago when Grace received the diagnosis. At the time her older brother, Michael, was a captain for the Blue Wave.
Over the years the teams have raised nearly $50,000 through donations from the community. For more info: www.rechildrens.org.
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