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2018 Rare Disease Champion Award

UCF senior linebacker Shaquem Griffin is the 10th winner of the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award.

Leadership Development Conference '18

36 college football student-athletes from 18 universities gather for a weekend of work sessions, networking and relationship building.

Weekly Chapter Update

Stony Brook runs past Lehigh in NCAA FCS playoff opener and Northwestern makes it seven straight highlight the Week 13 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.

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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Penn State University, Princeton University, Northwestern University, North Carolina State University, University of Maryland, University of Illinois, Saint Francis University, University of Notre Dame, Stony Brook University, Syracuse University, Clemson University, University of Pennsylvania
Annual Leadership Development Conference welcomes 36 college football student-athletes to Atlanta
Losing his sight to retinoblastoma never stopped Rare Disease Champion Jake Olson from playing football for USC Trojans
UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin becomes 10th Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award winner
Penn State University, Northwestern University, North Carolina State University, University of Notre Dame, Florida State University, Clemson University
Five college football programs with an Uplifting Athletes Chapter close out the season with a bowl victory
Syracuse University
2018 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Zack Mahoney, Syracuse
2018 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Casey O’Brien, Minnesota
2018 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Shaquem Griffin, University of Central Florida (UCF)
2018 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Jaqwis Dancy, Louisiana Tech
Penn State University
Former Penn State Chapter leader and offensive lineman Adam Gress passes away
Syracuse University
Anaplastic Astrocytoma diagnosis provided motivation for Syracuse football program to tackle rare diseases

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