Fans and supporters are encouraged to vote once per day for their favorite finalist through Wednesday, February 17, 2016. The winner will be decided by popular public vote and announced on February 18th.
2015 Rare Disease Champion Sammie Coates
Uplifting Athletes is a national nonprofit organization that aligns college football with rare diseases and raises them as a national priority. A rare disease is one that affects fewer than 200,000 Americans and consequently lacks financial incentive to make and market new treatments. Founded in 2007, Uplifting Athletes has had an economic impact of more than $400 million benefiting the rare disease community.
By working with college football programs throughout FBS and FCS conferences, Uplifting Athletes inspires the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport and empowers medical researchers to find cures.