The combination f being able to do something to support a rare disease that was personal to him and to get involved in something with teammates was what drove Eric, an offensive lineman, to become a chapter leader at Penn State. Already involved as part of the Penn State Chapter Lift For Life, Shrive returned home to Scranton, Pa. in the summer of 2011 to find out his uncle had been diagnosed with kidney cancer. Supporting the Rare Disease Community took on a whole new meaning to Eric that summer.
A marketing major, Eric was determined to use what he was being taught in the classroom in the real world and was determined to raise as much money as possible to support a cause that had become more personal. His goal became to raise $100,000 before his Penn State career was up.
After serving two years as the PSU Chapter Vice President, Eric stepped into the role of President and led by example in his quest to not only inspire his teammates to do their very best, but to also reach his career fundraising goal in order to provide a lasting impact on the Rare Disease Community.