Fordham

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

Fordham Touchdown Pledge Drive 2019
$210.00 Amount Raised
Campaigns
Fordham Lift For Life 2018
$2,499.00 Amount Raised
3 Campaigns

News & Past Events

Posted on Monday November 25, 2019
Princeton needed a lot of help to get a share of the 2019 Ivy League crown. All the Tigers could control in the scenario was get a victory over Penn at historic Franklin Field in Philadelphia. Led by 172 rushing yards from RB Collin Eaddy and a defense that blanked the Quakers over the final […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday November 11, 2019
With a flair for the dramatic, Illinois became bowl eligible for the first time since 2014 with an improbable come-from-behind victory at Michigan State. The Illini trailed 28-3 in the second quarter and 31-10 entering the fourth quarter.  In the end, Quarterback Brandon Peters threw a 5-yard touchdown to Daniel Barker with five seconds remaining […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday October 21, 2019
In the past 44 years, Illinois has played 20-plus point favorites 15 times at Memorial Stadium with zero upset victories. That streak ended on Saturday against Wisconsin. The 31-point underdog Fighting Illini pulled off the biggest upset in college football this season by knocking No. 6 Wisconsin from the ranks of the unbeaten. Junior kicker […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday October 14, 2019
Down to its last gasp, Fordham quarterback Tim DeMorant hit Fotis Kokosioulis on a fourth-down touchdown pass from 17 yards out with 16 seconds remaining to cap a thrilling come-from-behind Patriot League victory at Georgetown. Fordham was on the cusp of losing its second game this season by a single score when DeMorant was picked […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday September 30, 2019
Baylor redshirt freshman kicker John Mayers missed a 38-yard field goal early in the game, but drilled one from the same distance into a stiff wind with just 21 seconds remaining to propel the Bears to 4-0 overall with the victory in their Big 12 opener over Iowa State. Late in the third quarter, the […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Wednesday September 25, 2019
Every touchdown scored during the month of October by participating members of the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of college football student-athlete led chapters will help support the Rare Disease Community. Uplifting Athletes chapters are run by college football student-athletes. So, for fans, this is a great way to support the players on your favorite team […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday September 23, 2019
Kent State exploded on homecoming weekend, posting a school record 750 yards of offense and averaged a record 8.9 yards per play on its way to 62 points and victory over Bowling Green. The last time the Golden Flashes posted more than 700 yards of offense was in 1948 against Connecticut. In perfect balance, Kent […] 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 »

Chapter Leadership

Chapter Leaders

Jonah Isaac Vice President
Deondre Carter President

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