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Notre Dame Touchdown Pledge Drive

The Notre Dame Chapter of Uplifting Athletes is looking to turn touchdowns into rare disease research dollars.

In order to support the Fighting Irish’s chosen rare disease, osteosarcoma, the Notre Dame Chapter is holding a Touchdown Pledge Drive on December 30.

For the Music City Bowl in Nashville against SEC West heavy hitter LSU, each touchdown the Fighting Irish score will support osteosarcoma research.

Fans can support the football student-athlete led Notre Dame Chapter by making a pledge for every Fighting Irish touchdown scored through their online Touchdown Pledge Drive site at

“This will be a great way to involve our amazing fan base in our fight against osteosarcoma,” said senior linebacker and Notre Dame Chapter President Joe Schmidt. “Every donation counts and its through events like this that we prove how powerful Notre Dame nation is and how much of an impact we can have on worthy causes.”

Formed in 2012, the Notre Dame Chapter chose osteosarcoma as the rare disease its champions because of a relationship the Fighting Irish football team has with Sam Grewe.

A former athlete, Grewe was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2011 and went through several surgeries and chemotherapy treatment. All of his scans have been clear since February 2013.

Uplifting Athletes is a national non-profit organization aligning college football with rare diseases and raising them as a national priority through outreach, research, education and advocacy.

Each of the 25 student-athlete led chapters nationwide raises research funds and brings awareness to their chosen rare disease through various fundraisers. Each of the last two years the Notre Dame Chapter has held a bowling event during the offseason as its main fundraiser.

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Uplifting Athletes is a nonprofit organization that harnesses the power of sport to build a community that invests in the lives of people impacted by rare diseases.

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