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2018 Rare Disease Champion Award

There are four finalists to determine the 10th winner of the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award.

NFL My Cause My Cleats

Uplifting Athletes has a team of NFL players shining a spotlight on rare diseases this week by wearing our custom cleats.

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.

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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Uplifting Athletes Blog

Syracuse University
Anaplastic Astrocytoma diagnosis provided motivation for Syracuse football program to tackle rare diseases
Four finalists announced to determine the 10th winner of the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award
Penn State University, Northwestern University, North Carolina State University, University of Notre Dame, Florida State University, Clemson University, University of Washington
Seven Uplifting Athletes Chapters headed to postseason bowl games
Penn State University, Northwestern University, North Carolina State University, University of Maryland, University of Illinois, Stony Brook University, Florida State University, Clemson University
Weekly Update: Stony Brook runs past Lehigh in NCAA FCS postseason opener and Northwestern wins seventh in a row
Penn State University, Northwestern University
Penn State QB Trace McSorley’s and Northwestern RB Justin Jackson’s Big Ten records earn shared Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week honor
Penn State University, Northwestern University, Colgate University, University of Notre Dame, University of Nebraska, Stony Brook University, Florida State University, Clemson University, University of Pennsylvania
Weekly Update: Colgate captures share of Patriot League crown and miracle finish helps propel Stony Brook to NCAA FCS playoff berth
Florida State University
Florida State senior walk-on wide receiver Justin Motlow leaves his mark with touchdown catch and makes history to earn Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week
Penn State University, Northwestern University, North Carolina State University, Stony Brook University, Syracuse University, Florida State University, Georgia Tech, University of Pennsylvania
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

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