Syracuse

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

Syracuse Lift For Life 2018
$8,293.36 Amount Raised
9 Campaigns
Syracuse Touchdown Pledge Drive 2018
$824.00 Amount Raised
Campaigns

News & Past Events

Posted on Tuesday January 08, 2019
For the second time in three years the Clemson Tigers won the college football National Championship by beating Alabama. The Tigers finished the season 15-0 and became the first modern-era team to post a 15-win season. Clemson used a monster game from true freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence, three touchdowns from running back Travis Etienne and […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Wednesday December 12, 2018
May your days be filled with Peace, Hope and Joy this Holiday Season! On behalf of the 30 million Americans that comprise the Rare Disease Community, our staff and team of college football student-athletes thank you for your loyalty and support in 2018!  It has been a memorable year and we thank you for helping […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Tuesday December 04, 2018
Colgate hosted its first playoff game in 15 years, and the wait was well worth it. Junior kicker Chris Puzzi set a school record with his 15th field goal of the season – drilling a 38-yard kick just inside the right upright as time expired to win it for the Raiders. Next up for the […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Friday November 30, 2018
We are proud to share that five NFL players have chosen to shine a spotlight on the rare disease cause with their cleats. The NFL’s annual My Cause My Cleats kicked off this week and Uplifting Athletes cleats will be worn in NFL games by Cameron Lynch, Riley Dixon, Malik Turner, Garry Gilliam and Zaire […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Wednesday November 28, 2018
The Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award, part of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA), is given annually to a leader in college football who has realized his or her potential to make a positive and lasting impact on the Rare Disease Community. We afforded each finalist for the 11th Rare Disease Champion Award […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday November 26, 2018
Notre Dame submitted its resume to the College Football Playoff committee unblemished after rallying from a season-high 10-point deficit on the road to edge USC and finish the regular season 12-0. This marks the third time since 1998 Notre Dame has finished the regular season 12-0. The Fighting Irish, an NCAA Independent university, is looking […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday November 19, 2018
Princeton finished off its first perfect season since 1964 and earned the 2018 Ivy League title with a victory over rival Penn in front of nearly 8,000 fans. The victory clinched the fourth outright Ivy League title in program history, and the first since 1995. It was also the program’s second 7-0 Ivy season since […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday November 12, 2018
The Northwestern Wildcats are the 2018 Big Ten West champions and are headed to Indianapolis for the Big Ten title game next month. Northwestern took care of its business by coming from behind to bump off Iowa on the road, then Purdue and Wisconsin both lost to give the Wildcats their first Big Ten division […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday November 12, 2018
Uplifting Athletes is pleased to announce that five finalists have been chosen for the 11th Rare Disease Champion Award winner. The Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award, part of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA), is given annually to a leader in college football who has realized his or her potential to make a […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday November 05, 2018
In his second season in charge at Baylor, head coach Matt Ruhle declared the goal for this season was to become bowl eligible. The Bears were 1-11 a year ago and are in the midst of a massive program re-build. What might be considered normal preseason coach speak was exactly what Ruhle believed was possible […] Continue Reading »

Chapter Leadership

Chapter Leaders

Sam Heckel President

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