Saint Francis

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

Saint Francis Lift For Life 2018
$1,816.40 Amount Raised
2 Campaigns
Saint Francis Touchdown Pledge Drive 2018
$614.00 Amount Raised
Campaigns

News & Past Events

Posted on Monday October 01, 2018
Undefeated Notre Dame has already handed out a pair of losses to teams ranked inside the top 20 in the country. The No. 6 ranked Fighting Irish used a rock-solid defensive effort to hand previous No. 7 ranked Stanford its first loss of the season. Notre Dame’s defense limited the Cardinal to 229 total yards […] 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 »

Chapter Leadership

Chapter Leaders

Mike Ames President

#WeTackleRare

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
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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
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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
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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: newsobserver.com Dailyillini.com Battle Creek Enquirer Gocolgateraiders.com Lehigh.edu goprincetontigers.com
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Thu, 10/04/2018 - 15:51
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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
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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
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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
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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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