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NFL My Cause My Cleats

Uplifting Athletes has a team of NFL players shining a spotlight on rare diseases for their Week 13 games by wearing our custom cleats.

Weekly Chapter Update

The Clemson Tigers are headed to the ACC Championship game for the third year in a row highlights the Week 11 update.

Congratulations Chris Weber

The Nebraska Chapter President and senior linebacker is one of 13 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy. 

Lift For Life Recap

Ten events took place in July and early August with a singular focus: shining a spotlight on rare diseases and inspiring others with hope.

Mitchell Meyers at Maxwell Awards Gala

The Iowa State defensive end was honored as the ninth winner of the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award.

Who We Are

Uplifting Athletes is a nonprofit organization that inspires the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport. Our national network of chapters is run by current football student-athletes.

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Weekly Update: Clemson headed back to ACC Championship game for third year in a row after claiming Atlantic Division title with victory over Florida State
Syracuse University
Syracuse Chapter President and QB Zack Mahoney delivers on short notice with 384-yard outing to earn Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week
Princeton University, Northwestern University, North Carolina State University, University of Notre Dame, University of Nebraska, Stony Brook University, Syracuse University, Florida State University, Clemson University, University of Pennsylvania
Weekly Update: Northwestern “Cardiac Cats” become first FBS school in history to win three straight games in overtime with road victory at Nebraska
University of Pennsylvania
Penn QB Will Fischer-Colbrie delivers in the clutch in come-from-behind victory over rival Princeton to earn Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week
Penn State University
2017 Beyond The Trophy: Meet Penn State Chapter Co-President and QB Trace McSorley
University of Nebraska
Nebraska Chapter President and linebacker Chris Weber a finalist for William V. Campbell Trophy
Northwestern University, North Carolina State University, Colgate University, University of Maryland, Saint Francis University, University of Notre Dame, University of Nebraska, Stony Brook University, Clemson University, Georgia Tech, University of Pennsylvania
Weekly Update: Late rally provides Nebraska with a huge comeback victory and Northwestern wins in OT for second week in a row
Northwestern QB Clayton Thorson delivers for the Wildcats in triple OT upset of Michigan State and earns Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week honor
Penn State University
2017 Beyond The Trophy: Meet Penn State Chapter Co-President and LB Jason Cabinda
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame Bowling Event forges a rare bond between Irish player and patient

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