Former Syracuse All-American Amba Etta-Tawo has chosen to make the 2017 NFL Combine a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.
The wide receiver is doing a Leaping For Rare Diseases campaign to raise money for life saving rare disease research with Uplifting Athletes.
Fans can pledge any amount for every vertical leap inch Etta-Tawo clears at the 2017 NFL Combine by visiting Etta-Tawo’s fundraising page to learn more. His goal is to raise $3,000.
Etta-Tawo was part of a Syracuse Chapter that started tackling rare diseases in 2013 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The college football student-athlete led chapter held its third Lift For Life in 2016 and set a record by raising more than $20,000. The Syracuse Chapter also enjoys a special relationship with 8-year-old rare disease patient Lillian Belfield and her family.
Being part of the Syracuse Chapter was an important part of Etta-Tawo’s college experience and is why he chose to launch his Leaping For Rare Diseases campaign.
“It is an honor to be able to use the platform to help raise awareness and contribute to the research of rare diseases,” Etta-Tawo said. “What’s so special about this organization is that the proceeds not only help fund the research, but also helps patients suffering from these diseases.”
Make your pledge now to join Amba Etta-Tawo in the fight against rare diseases at the NFL Combine.