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Inside Perspective on the 2015 Rare Disease Champion Award

Inside Perspective on the 2015 Rare Disease Champion Award

Andy Shay is the Director of External Relations at Uplifting Athletes. After spending 21 years as a sportswriter covering high school and college football in Central PA, Andy joined Uplifting Athle…

News and notes on all six Rare Disease Champion finalists

News and notes on all six Rare Disease Champion finalists

We have hit the halfway mark of the 2015 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion online voting campaign that launched January 12th and continues until January 31st. Each of the six finalists has a ra…

2015 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Greg Stevens, Eastern Illinois University

2015 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Greg Stevens, Eastern Illinois University

Each of the six finalists for the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award will be featured here. In order to cast your online vote to help determine the 2015 Rare Disease Champion, you can visi…

2015 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Levi Norwood, Baylor

2015 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Levi Norwood, Baylor

Each of the six finalists for the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award will be featured here. In order to cast your online vote to help determine the 2015 Rare Disease Champion, you can visi…

2015 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Sammie Coates, Auburn

2015 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Sammie Coates, Auburn

Each of the six finalists for the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award will be featured here. In order to cast your online vote to help determine the 2015 Rare Disease Champion, you can visi…

2015 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Quinterrius Eatmon, University of South Florida

2015 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Quinterrius Eatmon, University of South Florida

Each of the six finalists for the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award will be featured here. In order to cast your online vote to help determine the 2015 Rare Disease Champion, you can visi…

2015 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Dan O’Brien, Minnesota

2015 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Dan O’Brien, Minnesota

Each of the six finalists for the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award will be featured here. In order to cast your online vote to help determine the 2015 Rare Disease Champion, you can visi…

2015 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Marcus Rios, UCLA

2015 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Marcus Rios, UCLA

Each of the six finalists for the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award will be featured here. In order to cast your online vote to help determine the 2015 Rare Disease Champion, you can visi…

Florida State and Oregon Raising Awareness for Rare Diseases at the Rose Bowl

Florida State and Oregon Raising Awareness for Rare Diseases at the Rose Bowl

This is new territory for college football as the 2014 season has been all about the four teams that comprise the inaugural College Football Playoff. What’s not new? For the second consecutive year,…

Celebrating a memorable 2014 for Uplifting Athletes

Celebrating a memorable 2014 for Uplifting Athletes

Uplifting Athletes has plenty to celebrate in as we near the end of our seventh year as a national non-profit. The continued support of our expanding coast-to-coast network of student-athlete led chap…