Northwestern

Uplifting Athletes Programs

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

Uplifting Leaders

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

Uplifting Experiences

Fundraising Initiatives

Northwestern Lift For Life 2019
$11,424.00 Amount Raised
10 Campaigns
Northwestern Touchdown Pledge Drive 2018
$1,038.00 Amount Raised
Campaigns

News & Past Events

Posted on Thursday September 12, 2019
Each week during the college football season we will feature a player who is an officer for an Uplifting Athletes Chapter for our Beyond the Trophy series. Name: Joe Spivak College: Northwestern Wildcats Height, weight, class, position: 6-0, 290-pound, junior, defensive tackle High School: Montini Catholic in Darien, Ill. About Joe: The junior came to Northwestern […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Friday August 09, 2019
Over the course of five months, earlier this year, a record 21 members of the Uplifting Athletes’ chapter network held our signature event, Lift For Life, to raise awareness and funds in support of the Rare Disease Community. Lift For Life 2019 was conducted in two phases. It started in Philadelphia with Penn on February […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Wednesday August 07, 2019
Uplifting Athletes is excited to welcome Trey Klock to our team in the role of Chapter Success Manager. In 2015, as a college football student-athlete, Trey founded the Georgia Tech Chapter of Uplifting Athletes and, when he transferred to Northwestern, he joined the leadership team of the Wildcats’ Chapter. His passion for the Rare Disease […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Thursday August 01, 2019
Phase 2 of Uplifting Athletes’ network of chapters Lift For Life season was culminated with Rare Road Trip 2019. In the spring, seven of our chapters held these signature events to support our mission to inspire the Rare Disease Community with hope through the power of sport. Those seven schools set the table for the […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Thursday May 16, 2019
The Northwestern Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community on Friday, May 24 at 4:00 p.m. Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Northwestern Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. Northwestern is a part of Uplifting Athletes’ nationwide network of chapters led by college […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday April 29, 2019
Earlier this year, Uplifting Athletes partnered with 56 NFL prospects to give them their first opportunity to share their new platform as professional athletes to inspire others with hope and to support the Rare Disease Community. When the stakes were the highest in their football lives, these NFL prospects made a choice to pledge their […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Tuesday April 02, 2019
During a pivotal time in their football lives, more than 50 NFL prospects used their first opportunities as professional athletes to give back. The Uplifting Athletes 2019 Reps For Rare Diseases showcased these athletes in a month-long campaign that kicked off in late February with the NFL Combine and ran through March with individual NFL […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Wednesday March 06, 2019
For the fifth consecutive year, Uplifting Athletes is empowering NFL prospects with the opportunity to use their NFL Pro Day as a platform to give back by raising funds and awareness in support of the Rare Disease Community. The Reps For Rare Diseases Campaign is one of the first opportunities for these athletes to create […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Wednesday January 30, 2019
The essential core of the Uplifting Leaders program is the college football student-athletes that steer our chapters at universities across the country. This past weekend more than 40 individual leaders from 20 college football programs traveled to Atlanta for the 10th annual Leadership Development Conference. The three-day conference was hosted by Uplifting Athletes, and run […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Tuesday January 15, 2019
The bedrock of the Uplifting Leaders program at Uplifting Athletes is the college football student-athletes that guide our nationwide network of chapters. These student-athletes already have the drive and passion to help others and that is why they chose to step up and become chapter leaders to help us serve the Rare Disease Community. In […] Continue Reading »

Chapter Leadership

Chapter Leaders

Peter Snodgrass President
Joe Spivak Vice President

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