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Roman Braglio adds Maryland to 2017 Pro Day Reps For Rare Diseases campaign roster

University of Maryland
Roman Braglio adds Maryland to 2017 Pro Day Reps For Rare Diseases campaign roster

Former Maryland defensive end Roman Braglio will make his upcoming NFL Pro Day a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport. Braglio, a 2016 team captain, is e…

Former Florida State offensive tackle Rod Johnson doing Reps For Rare Diseases at 2017 Pro Day March 28

Florida State University
Former Florida State offensive tackle Rod Johnson doing Reps For Rare Diseases at 2017 Pro Day March 28

Former two-time All-ACC offensive tackle Rod Johnson will make his upcoming NFL Pro Day a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport. Johnson is excited about…

Former Arizona tight end Josh Kern doing Reps For Rare Diseases at 2017 Pro Day March 24

University of Arizona
Former Arizona tight end Josh Kern doing Reps For Rare Diseases at 2017 Pro Day March 24

Former Arizona tight end Josh Kern will make his NFL Pro Day a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport. The former Uplifting Athletes Arizona Chapter Presid…

Former Syracuse WR Amba Etta-Tawo to donate a portion of proceeds from autograph appearance on March 19 to Uplifting Athletes

Syracuse University
Former Syracuse WR Amba Etta-Tawo to donate a portion of proceeds from autograph appearance on March 19 to Uplifting Athletes

Former Syracuse All-American wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo is coming off a strong NFL Combine and is returning to Central New York for an autograph session. Amba will be at Cooperstown Connection insid…

Rare Disease Champion Mitchell Meyers takes the stage at 2017 Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala

Rare Disease Champion Mitchell Meyers takes the stage at 2017 Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala

Uplifting Athletes was proud to honor Iowa State defensive end Mitchell Meyers as its ninth winner of the Rare Disease Champion Award as part of the Maxwell Football Club Gala. The Rare Disease Champi…

Second Penn Chapter Lift For Life exceeds performance goals in the weight room and raises nearly $5,100

University of Pennsylvania
Second Penn Chapter Lift For Life exceeds performance goals in the weight room and raises nearly $5,100

For the second consecutive year the Penn football team included Uplifting Athletes’ Lift For Life as part of its Iron Quaker – the traditional workout to end the winter workout season. The Penn Ch…

Trio shines a spotlight on rare diseases at NFL Combine and raises more than $9,000 for Uplifting Athletes

Penn State University, Northwestern University, Syracuse University
Trio shines a spotlight on rare diseases at NFL Combine and raises more than $9,000 for Uplifting Athletes

Three former college football standouts gave a voice to rare diseases at the 2017 NFL Combine. Garrett Sickels, Amba Etta-Tawo and Ifeadi Odenigbo each ran a Reps For Rare Diseases campaign in support…

Quartet of former Fighting Illini running Reps For Rare Diseases campaigns during Illinois Pro Day March 16

University of Illinois
Quartet of former Fighting Illini running Reps For Rare Diseases campaigns during Illinois Pro Day March 16

Four former University of Illinois Fighting Illini football players are using the next step toward their NFL dream as an opportunity to give back. Each is running a Reps For Rare Diseases campaign to…

Maryland Chapter provides uplifting experience for rare diseases patients at NIH Clinical Center

University of Maryland
Maryland Chapter provides uplifting experience for rare diseases patients at NIH Clinical Center

Nearly 40 members of the 2017 Maryland Terrapins football team paid a visit to the Clinical Center at the National Institute of Health (NIH) during their celebration of Rare Disease Day. This Upliftin…

Former Northwestern DE Ifeadi Odenigbo doing Reps For Rare Diseases at NFL Combine

Northwestern University
Former Northwestern DE Ifeadi Odenigbo doing Reps For Rare Diseases at NFL Combine

Former Northwestern standout Ifeadi Odenigbo will make the 2017 NFL Combine a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport. The defensive end is hosting a Reps F…