Lunch & Learn with Uplifting Athletes | April 28, 2022

April 28, 2022

Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: April 28, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

**Important note: To attend this event you must be a registered member of the Global Advocacy Alliance. The Global Advocacy Alliance has replaced the Foundation Alliance you were previously a part of, and the eligibility you had through the Foundation Alliance to attend Lunch & Learns is no longer active.

A nonprofit organization founded in 2007, Uplifting Athletes harnesses the power of sport to build a community that invests in the lives of people impacted by rare diseases. Uplifting Athletes fulfills its mission by engaging with athletes at all levels and leveraging their platform to  support our charitable programs.

The Young Investigator Draft is a cornerstone  event of Uplifting Athletes and demonstrates our commitment to reimagining the way we fund rare disease research . Young Investigator Grants fund collaborative bench research in order to drive progress towards new treatments and potential cures for the entire Rare Disease Community. Uplifting Athletes has provided more than $620,000 in funding to 34 rare disease researchers through its first five Young Investigator Drafts.

As a part of the Young Investigator Draft, Uplifting Athletes is proud to continue the Underrepresented Researchers in Medicine (URM) initiative. The vision of the URM initiative is to engage with rare disease researchers from underrepresented backgrounds and leverage the mechanism of the Young Investigator Draft to fund and celebrate  researchers from all backgrounds. Uplifting Athletes certifies at least one researcher from an underrepresented background will be selected in each Young Investigator Draft.

Join this lunch and learn to see how your organization can partner with Uplifting Athletes, learn more about the Young Investigator draft and URM initiative, and how your organization may be able to use these ideas to support furthering rare disease research.

Speaker: Aimei Lund | Manager, Rare Disease Engagement

Aimei LundAimei Lund started her professional career as a preschool teacher at Penn State before moving to Boston to become the Community Development Manager at the American Cancer Society and most recently served as the Manager of The Longest Day for the Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Nonprofit work allows Amiei the ability to provide opportunity to those who want to be involved in a cause that is important to them, and gives her a sense of purpose each day. Familiar with Uplifting Athletes from her days at Penn State, Aimei is excited to serve the Rare Disease Community. Aimei recently relocated from Boston and lives in New Jersey with her partner.