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The Young Investigator Draft is back! Join us at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on February 3, 2024 for a one-of-a-kind evening.

Join Our Team

We are seeking an Uplifting Experiences Coordinator who will assist in the execution of Uplifting Experiences and help maintain relationships with people impacted by rare diseases and the athletic community to create a unique, positive, and memorable experience for everyone involved.

Riley Dixon Is Punting Rare Diseases

To show his own commitment to the cause and the mission of Uplifting Athletes, Riley has personally pledged $500 per punt that he pins inside the opponents 20 yard line.

We’re Exploring The Intersection Between Sports and Science

Uplifting Athletes is a community unified under the idea that no person should ever feel alone. We harness the power of sport to invest in the lives of people impacted by rare disease so that everyone has hope for the future. We are athletes, researchers, patients, advocates, and allies who make up a team dedicated to one cause. We want to create a brighter tomorrow. Are you in?

Uplifting Athletes' Areas of Focus

Leverage public interest to cultivate resources that accelerate scientific advancements for rare diseases

Develops social influencers into leaders that make a positive impact on the rare disease community

Shares the platform of sport with the rare disease cause and raises it as a national priority

Creates special moments that enrich the lives of rare disease patients and their loved ones

Fundraising Initiatives

Illinois Women's Volleyball team huddling in uniform.

Illinois Women's Volleyball: Spiking Rare Diseases 2023

Fundraising Goal: 5,000

Campaigns: 2023 Pledge Drive

Western Michigan team photo on field

Western Michigan Football: Touchdown Pledge Drive

Fundraising Goal: $5,000

Campaigns: 2023 Pledge Drive

Group photo of the Northwestern football team

Northwestern Football: Touchdown Pledge Drive

Fundraising Goal: 5,000

Campaigns: Pledge Drive 2023

Group photo of the Baylor football team

Baylor Football: Touchdown Pledge Drive

Fundraising Goal: 1,000

Campaigns: Pledge Drive 2023


Holiday Shopping Uplifting Experience – Currently at capacity

Join us for a Holiday Shopping Spree on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 7:00pm EST

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