Uplifting Athletes Tackles Funding for Rare Disease Research, Awareness

Uplifting Athletes Tackles Funding for Rare Disease Research, Awareness

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Uplifting Athletes Tackles Funding for Rare Disease Research, Awareness

Football and science seem to be disparate fields of play at first glance, but the nonprofit Uplifting Athletes is finding common ground by leveraging the popularity of college gridiron games to fund research for rare diseases. Its nearly two dozen chapters — representing college football teams across the nation — are organizing fundraisers to help young researchers find treatments for the approximately 7,000 known rare diseases. Rob Long, executive director of Uplifting Athletes, attends the…

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