The Syracuse Chapter of Uplifting Athletes, led by President Zack Mahoney, is counting on the Orange offense to put a few touchdowns on the board Saturday, September 16 for its 2017 Touchdown Pledge Drive to support the rare disease community.
Uplifting Athletes chapters are run by football student-athletes. So, for fans, this is a great way to support the players on your favorite team off the field in their efforts to use the power of sport for social good.
The leadership team of the Syracuse Chapter and all the members of the 2017 Orange squad is asking fans to support their efforts when Syracuse welcomes Central Michigan to the Carrier Dome by making a pledge through the Syracuse Chapter online Touchdown Pledge Drive site.
Fans can simply make a pledge for each touchdown the Orange score that day and they can follow along to see the impact they are helping the players make.
The proceeds from Touchdown Pledge Drive 2017 support the mission of Uplifting Athletes and its charitable programs: Rare Disease Awareness, Rare Disease Research, Uplifting Experiences and Uplifting Leaders.
The challenges faced by the rare disease community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. The grassroots effort of the Syracuse Chapter, along with a nationwide network of teams, is uniquely positioned to educate and engage the local community and shine a spotlight on rare diseases.
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 chapter also enjoys a endearing relationship with 8-year-old rare brain cancer patient Lillian Belfield and her family. Lillian’s attitude on life and her perseverance serve as an inspiration to the team and the Syracuse community.
Support the Syracuse Chapter and its efforts to make a difference in the rare disease community by signing up for its Touchdown Pledge Drive today!