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Dear Friends,

The "Tackling Rare Diseases" capital campaign will provide Uplifting Athletes the long term stability and organizational infrastructure needed to reach the goal of 100 chapters by the year 2015. Student-athlete run chapters will be developed at a majority of FBS college football programs, which will allow Uplifting Athletes the ability to ensure their success, and provide the resources necessary to help generate more than $7,000,000 for rare disease research over the next 5 years, and $4,000,000 annually after reaching our 100 chapter goal.

We know that 1 out of 10 Americans will be diagnosed with a rare disease. Too often, little can be done to help since each disease affects fewer than 200,000 Americans. Fortunately, college football players have realized that they are in a position to make a difference. With a constituency of 30 million rare disease patients and college football as our platform, every $1 donated will generate $5 for rare disease research during the life of this campaign.