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About North Carolina State University Uplifting Athletes

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Uplifting Athletes is a national nonprofit that uses college football as a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.

Our network of college football student-athlete led university chapters nationwide help bring the vision of Uplifting Athletes to life; which is to empower people to take action against rare diseases and inspires the medical community to find cures.

Each Uplifting Athletes Chapter has its own unique rare disease inspiration, but also works as a teammate for the rare disease community to help inspire others with hope through the power of sport.

College football players at each university chapter hold special events, fundraising campaigns and awareness drives to shine a spotlight on rare diseases and raise funds for Uplifting Athletes to benefit the rare disease community.

The challenges faced by the rare disease community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. The grassroots effort of the NC State Chapter helps educate the local community and can also provide individual patients with a life changing experience.

The NC State Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2011 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led NC State Chapter serves the rare disease community in honor of former offensive coordinator Dana Bible, who battled the rare disease acute promyelocytic leukemia in 2009.

Bible continued to coach during his treatments, but the players showed compassion for their coach and filled the gaps when Bible struggled to physically perform some of his regular day-to-day tasks and Bible made it to every practice.

Thanks for helping the NC State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes tackle rare diseases. Together…We Are…Stronger!

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