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 2019
$360.00 Amount Raised
Campaigns

News & Past Events

Posted on Monday December 02, 2019
Penn State won for the 10th consecutive time at Beaver Stadium and, in the process of upending Rutgers on Senior Day, the Nittany Lions tied a double-digit victory standard for the program. For the third time in four years Penn State has won at least 10 games. It marks the first time the Nittany Lions […] Continue Reading »
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 18, 2019
Behind a breakout performance from true freshman running back Evan Hull, Northwestern won its second game of the season by rolling up 45 points against UMass. Hull, making his first start of the season, rushed for 220 yards and tied the single-game program record with four touchdowns on the ground. He became the first Wildcat […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday September 16, 2019
It was a record setting night inside Western Michigan’s Waldo Stadium, as the Broncos offense ran wild over Georgia State with nearly 700 total yards. Four WMU running backs combined to score a program-record seven touchdowns. The seven rushing touchdowns are also the fifth most by a Mid-American Conference (MAC) team in a single game. […] Continue Reading »
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 »

Chapter Leadership

Chapter Leaders

Peter Snodgrass President
Joe Spivak Vice President

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