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2016 Rare Disease Champion: Jake Olson

At the 2016 Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala, USC's Jake Olson was presented with the Rare Disease Champion award.

Maryland Lift For Life

On July 29th, the Terps will hold their seventh annual Lift For Life event to tackle rare diseases.

Florida State Lift For Life

Support the Noles as they fight rare diseases at their third annual Lift For Life event on Wednesday, July 27.

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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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University of Illinois
Illinois Chapter President Joe Spencer named Wooden Citizen Cup Finalist
Penn State University, Northwestern University, North Carolina State University, University of Maryland, University of Nebraska, Florida State University, Clemson University, Baylor University, University of Washington, Georgia Tech
Clemson Tigers highlight Uplifting Athletes Chapter bowl season by winning National Championship
Public online voting to determine 2017 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion opens up
2017 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: James Conner, Pittsburgh
2017 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Dexter Williams, Notre Dame
2017 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Mitchell Meyers, Iowa State
2017 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Michael Hirsch, Michigan
Penn State University, Princeton University, Northwestern University, North Carolina State University, Colgate University, University of Maryland, University of Illinois, Saint Francis University, University of Nebraska, Stony Brook University, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, Syracuse University, Florida State University, Clemson University, University of Washington, Georgia Tech, University of Pennsylvania
Taking a look back at 2016 for Uplifting Athletes
Penn State University, Princeton University, Northwestern University, North Carolina State University, University of Maryland, University of Nebraska, Florida State University, Clemson University, Baylor University, University of Washington, Georgia Tech, University of Pennsylvania
Plenty of success on the field in 2016 for Uplifting Athletes Chapters including pair in College Football Playoff and duo sharing Ivy League crown
Penn State University, Princeton University, Colgate University, University of Maryland, Saint Francis University, Stony Brook University, University of Arizona, Syracuse University, Florida State University, Clemson University, University of Pennsylvania
Uplifting Athletes Chapters cross the goal line for 2016 Touchdown Pledge Drive season with strong finish

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