The Florida State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes, led by President Alec Eberle, is counting on the Seminoles offense to put a few touchdowns on the board Saturday September 30 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 Florida State Chapter and all the members of the 2017 Seminoles squad is asking fans to support their efforts when Florida State pays a visit to Wake Forest by making a pledge through the Florida State Chapter online Touchdown Pledge Drive site.
Fans can simply make a pledge for each touchdown the Seminoles score that day and they can follow along to see the impact they are helping the players make.
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.
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 Florida State 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.
Florida State started tackling rare diseases in 2013 when the Seminoles joined Uplifting Athletes. The FSU Chapter serves the rare disease community in honor of the Fisher family. Former Seminoles tight end Kevin Haplea started the chapter in Tallahassee. His inspiration came from head coach Jimbo Fisher and the battle one of his sons, Ethan, endures with the rare blood disorder Fanconi anemia.
Support the Florida State Chapter and its efforts to make a difference in the rare disease community by signing up for its Touchdown Pledge Drive today!