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 and lasting impact on their communities

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

Illinois Lift For Life 2018
$49,584.77 Amount Raised
9 Campaigns
Illinois Touchdown Pledge Drive 2018
$946.00 Amount Raised

News & Past Events

Posted on Monday October 08, 2018
Illinois has already won more games in 2018 than it did all of last year when the Fighting Illini ran past Rutgers by 21 points on the road. The Illini are now 3-2 overall and the triumph over the Scarlet Knights ended a 13-game losing streak in the Big Ten Conference. Prior to Saturday, the […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday September 24, 2018
Uplifting Athletes is pleased to announce that every touchdown scored throughout October by members of our nationwide network of college football student-athlete led chapters will help support the Rare Disease Community. Clemson, Davidson, Fordham, Illinois, Lehigh, NC State, Penn, Penn State, Saint Francis, Stony Brook, Syracuse and Western Michigan, chapters have each committed to help […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday September 10, 2018
Suffering from a bit of a hangover after pulling off an upset of Texas in its opener, Maryland found itself on the road and trailing Bowling Green at halftime. The Terps had little trouble moving the ball in the opening two quarters, but a plethora of penalties stalled Maryland drives and kept the offense from […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Tuesday September 04, 2018
Western Michigan and Syracuse football programs joined forces Friday night for their wild season opener to make the game an Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Awareness Game. Players from each team wore Uplifting Athletes stickers on their helmets in support of the Rare Disease Community. Added this sticker to the backs of our helmets tonight. Proud […] Continue Reading »

Chapter Leadership

Chapter Leaders

Nick Allegretti President


Sat, 10/06/2018 - 23:18
@ upliftingathletes
Congrats to the @bufootball Chapter on the victory at home against Kansas State today! It was exciting to witness the go ahead last second field goal in person, thanks for having us out to Waco! #wetacklerare
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Fri, 10/05/2018 - 21:59
@ upliftingathletes
Good luck to our chapter schools that kick of their Touchdown Pledge Drive campaigns this weekend. This October every score means more! #wetacklerare
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Fri, 10/05/2018 - 13:30
@ upliftingathletes
Great way to wrap up @globalgenes Rare Patient Advocacy Summit with the Rare Champions of Hope Awards! #2018ggsummit #WeTackleRare
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Thu, 10/04/2018 - 23:34
@ upliftingathletes
Good luck to our chapter schools that kick of their Touchdown Pledge Drive campaigns this weekend. Every score means more this October! #wetacklerare . . . Γ°ΒŸΒ“ΒΈ cred: Battle Creek Enquirer
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Thu, 10/04/2018 - 15:51
@ upliftingathletes
Team UA well represented at #2018ggsummit. Amazing opportuntiy to learn from and network with other rare disease advocates, industry and patients. #wetacklerare
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Fri, 09/28/2018 - 13:09
@ upliftingathletes
This October Uplifting Athletes is proud to work with these chapters to make every touchdown scored mean more support for #rarediseases Check the link in the bio for how you can help! #wetacklerare
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Wed, 09/26/2018 - 13:16
@ upliftingathletes
Uplifting Athletes chapters across the country will be participating in Touchdown Pledge Drive where every touchdown scored during the month of October means more! More support for the #raredisease community, awareness and research! Link to support in bio. (More teams announced Friday)
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Thu, 09/20/2018 - 20:18
@ upliftingathletes
Every touchdown scored in the month of October means more; more support for the #rarediseasecommunity ! Stay tuned to find out which college footballs teams are participating in Uplifting Athletes 2018 Touchdown Pledge Drive...#wetacklerare
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Thu, 09/06/2018 - 16:52
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Congratulations to the @upliftingathletes 2018 Rare Disease Champion @shaquem_griffin being named a week 1 starter for the @seahawks!! #WeTackleRare
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Fri, 08/31/2018 - 20:59
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@cusefootball Chapter President @sheckel_75 at @wmu_football with our @algsalliance patient family! #WeTackleRare #ALGSAware Thank you for the support @cusefootball and @wmu_football!!
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