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Inaugural Georgia Tech Lift For Life a huge success in support of rare disease community

Georgia Tech
Inaugural Georgia Tech Lift For Life a huge success in support of rare disease community

More than a year in the making, the Georgia Tech Chapter held its inaugural Lift For Life in support of the rare disease community last Friday morning. Chapter President and founder, offensive lineman…

Annual Uplifting Athletes Leadership Retreat sees a record 31 student-athletes attend

Penn State University, Princeton University, Northwestern University, Colgate University, University of Maryland, University of Illinois, Saint Francis University, University of Notre Dame, Stony Brook University, University of Arizona, Syracuse University, Clemson University, Georgia Tech
Annual Uplifting Athletes Leadership Retreat sees a record 31 student-athletes attend

Each spring Uplifting Athletes brings together the student-athlete leaders from our Chapter network across the country for a weekend of training and camaraderie guided by the Uplifting Athletes staff…

Illinois Chapter Lift For Life set for July 1 inside Memorial Stadium

University of Illinois
Illinois Chapter Lift For Life set for July 1 inside Memorial Stadium

Each Uplifting Athletes Lift For Life event put on by one of our Chapters has its own unique touch. The Illinois Chapter has established a tradition of being one of the more unique teams when it comes…

Notre Dame Chapter annual bowling event set for June 12

Notre Dame Chapter annual bowling event set for June 12

The Notre Dame Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual community bowling event on Sunday, June 12. This will be the third consecutive year the Notre Dame Chapter is holding this event to su…

Georgia Tech Chapter ready for inaugural Lift For Life on June 10

Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech Chapter ready for inaugural Lift For Life on June 10

Georgia Tech sophomore offensive lineman Trey Klock has been patiently working hard to make the upcoming Lift For Life happen. Klock and his family have been affected by two rare diseases and his pass…

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…