About University of Pennsylvania 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 nationwide network of college football student-athlete led university chapters 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 serves 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 Penn Chapter helps educate the local community and provides individual patients with a life changing experience.

The Penn Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2015 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led Penn Chapter serves the rare disease community in honor of fellow Quakers Dr. David Fajgenbaum and Kaleb Germinaro.

Fajgenbaum is a rare disease researcher at Penn and is also a rare disease patient battling Castleman disease who founded the Uplifting Athletes charitable partner Castleman Disease Collaborative Network. Germinaro is a former Quakers wide receiver who became a student-coach after being diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

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

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