Proceeds benefit Uplifting Athletes, Inc.
Based on 5 Touchdowns, each worth $64.44
The student-athlete led Syracuse Chapter of Uplifting Athletes is using college football as a platform to shine a spotlight on the rare disease community by holding a Touchdown Pledge Drive.
For the home game against Central Michigan on September 16th, fans can support the 2017 Syracuse Orange by making a pledge for each touchdown they score.
The proceeds from our 2017 Touchdown Pledge Drive support the mission of Uplifting Athletes and its charitable programs: Rare Disease Awareness, Rare Disease Research, Uplifting Experiences and Uplifting Leaders.
Please join our team as we tackle rare diseases by making your pledge today and click here to view the leaderboard and see where we rank against other Uplifting Athletes chapters!
Syracuse started tackling rare diseases in 2013 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led chapter serves the rare disease community in honor of Rob Long, a former Orange punter and team captain.
The Syracuse football program also enjoys a strong relationship with 8-year-old rare brain cancer patient Lillian Belfield and her family. Lillian’s attitude on life and her perseverance have been an inspiration to the Orange and the surrounding community.
Uplifting Athletes is a national nonprofit that inspires the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport and empowers medical researchers to find cures. A rare disease is one that affects fewer than 200,000 Americans and consequently lacks financial incentive to make and market new treatments. Founded in 2007, Uplifting Athletes has college football student-athlete led chapters nationwide in FBS and FCS programs including half the schools in the Big Ten and ACC conferences.
Thank you for your support of the Syracuse Chapter and the rare disease community. Every little bit helps. Please don’t forget to share our Touchdown Pledge Drive campaign and your support on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
Syracuse Chapter Leaders
|9/16||Central Michigan at Syracuse||5||$322|
This campaign benefits
Uplifting Athletes is a nonprofit organization that inspires the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.
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