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Former Syracuse All-American and rare disease patient, Rob Long, joins Uplifting Athletes team

Syracuse University
Former Syracuse All-American and rare disease patient, Rob Long, joins Uplifting Athletes team

Uplifting Athletes is pleased to welcome Rob Long to our team as the Director of Strategic Development. Rob is a former All-American punter at Syracuse University, but more importantly he was a rare d…

Northern Arizona Chapter takes a big step forward by holding inaugural Lift For Life event

Northern Arizona University
Northern Arizona Chapter takes a big step forward by holding inaugural Lift For Life event

It took time, patience and a lot of hard work, but the Northern Arizona Chapter of Uplifting Athletes held its first official Lift For Life event recently. The members of the NAU Chapter, led by Presi…

Washington Chapter adds team-based competitive twist during annual Lift For Life event

University of Washington
Washington Chapter adds team-based competitive twist during annual Lift For Life event

In addition to its standard early morning strength and weightlifting workout, the Washington Chapter added a little team-based twist for its second annual Lift For Life event in support of the rare di…

Maryland Chapter battles through offseason of change to host annual Lift For Life event

University of Maryland
Maryland Chapter battles through offseason of change to host annual Lift For Life event

Maryland Chapter leaders Joe Marchese and Maurice Shelton worked hard to get a brand new coaching staff on board in order to hold an Uplifting Athletes Chapter Lift For Life event. Change is not alway…

Rare disease bond between players and coach showcased at annual Florida State Chapter Lift For Life

Florida State University
Rare disease bond between players and coach showcased at annual Florida State Chapter Lift For Life

For the third consecutive year the rare disease bond between the student-athlete run Florida State Chapter and Seminoles head coach, Jimbo Fisher, enjoyed a day in the spotlight at the annual FSU Chap…

Rare Disease Patient Colin Hayward adds energy boost to Colgate Chapter Lift For Life

Colgate University
Rare Disease Patient Colin Hayward adds energy boost to Colgate Chapter Lift For Life

You could feel the energy in the weight room as the Colgate Chapter prepared for its annual Lift For Life recently. It was max-out day on the bench press and the Raiders were focused on the task at ha…

Syracuse Chapter uses Lift For Life stage to honor a pair of rare disease patients

Syracuse University
Syracuse Chapter uses Lift For Life stage to honor a pair of rare disease patients

The back of the 2016 Syracuse Chapter Lift For Life t-shirts said it all with #TeamRob and #TeamLillian. Former Syracuse punter Rob Long and Lillian Belfield, a pair of rare disease patients, were eac…

Northwestern Chapter forced to call an audible then smashes annual Lift for Life fundraising goal

Northwestern University
Northwestern Chapter forced to call an audible then smashes annual Lift for Life fundraising goal

Less than 24 hours before the annual Northwestern Chapter Lift For Life was about to hit the practice field, the student-athlete led Wildcat Chapter leaders were forced to call an audible. A Chicago a…

Diagnosis of rare disease cancer free kickstarts annual Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race

University of Nebraska
Diagnosis of rare disease cancer free kickstarts annual Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race

Four days before the Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race, the Husker football community received some great news to set the table for the fourth annual event in Lincoln. Grady Simants, an 8…

Maryland Chapter seventh annual Lift For Life set for July 28th

University of Maryland
Maryland Chapter seventh annual Lift For Life set for July 28th

The Maryland Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life event on Thursday, July 28th. Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Uplifting Athletes nationwide netwo…