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Rare diseases take center stage at Shimko Memorial Golf Tournament on June 4

Rare diseases take center stage at Shimko Memorial Golf Tournament on June 4

Rare diseases will once again be the center of attention when the 11th Mike Shimko Memorial Golf Tournament tees off in Northeastern Pennsylvania next month. Mike Shimko lost his three-year battle wit…

On The Road: Princeton Chapter 2016 Lift For Life Recap

Princeton University
On The Road: Princeton Chapter 2016 Lift For Life Recap

When it comes to spring weather in the mid-Atlantic, flexibility is the best policy to ensure success for a scheduled outdoor event. The Princeton Chapter had a great plan to hold its annual Lift For…

Five former Uplifting Athletes Chapter leaders named to 2016 NFF Hampshire Honor Society

Penn State University, Syracuse University, Baylor University
Five former Uplifting Athletes Chapter leaders named to 2016 NFF Hampshire Honor Society

When a college football student-athlete chooses to take on a leadership role of an Uplifting Athletes Chapter, it take a special level of drive, compassion and commitment to ensure the mission is carr…

On The Road: St. Francis Chapter 2016 Lift For Life Recap

Saint Francis University
On The Road: St. Francis Chapter 2016 Lift For Life Recap

What started out as a chilly and overcast Saturday morning turned into a sun-splashed afternoon for the fourth annual St. Francis Chapter of Uplifting Athletes Lift For Life. For its 2016 event, St. F…

Penn State Blue-White Game shines a spotlight on rare diseases

Penn State University
Penn State Blue-White Game shines a spotlight on rare diseases

For three consecutive years the Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes has been able to shine a spotlight on rare diseases as part of the Nittany Lions’ annual Blue-White Game. In 2014 and 201…

Stony Brook Chapter second Lift For Life set for May 3

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook Chapter second Lift For Life set for May 3

For the second consecutive year the Stony Brook Chapter will use a long-term relationship between its head coach and a rare disease patient to shine a spotlight on the rare disease community by holdin…

Princeton Chapter fifth annual Lift For Life set for April 28

Princeton Chapter fifth annual Lift For Life set for April 28

For the fifth consecutive year the Princeton Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold a Lift For Life event on its New Jersey campus. The Tigers’ rare disease story is personal and involves a for…

Penn State Chapter raising rare disease awareness during annual Blue-White Game

Penn State University
Penn State Chapter raising rare disease awareness during annual Blue-White Game

As part of the 2016 Blue-White Game, the Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes has planned numerous activities to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport. The Penn S…

Maryland Chapter provides Interactive Terps Experience at Maryland Day celebration

University of Maryland
Maryland Chapter provides Interactive Terps Experience at Maryland Day celebration

Maryland Day is a unique one-day celebration reserved for those who ever attended the University of Maryland. As part of the 2016 Maryland Day on Saturday, April 30 the Maryland Chapter of Uplifting…

St. Francis Chapter adds 5K to fourth annual Lift For Life event

Saint Francis University
St. Francis Chapter adds 5K to fourth annual Lift For Life event

Each Uplifting Athletes Chapter runs its signature awareness and fundraising event, Lift For Life, a little different. You could say the leadership team for each college football student-athlete led C…