On Sunday, July 20, 615 registered participants at the Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race raised over $27,000 to help fight pediatric brain cancer. Here are some highlights from the event:
When Penn State football player Scott Shirley learned his father was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2003, he and his family soon learned that little could be done to treat this debilitating condition. Yet his Nittany Lion teammates immediately rallied around him — most especially through Lift For Life. This strength-and-conditioning competition was conceived as a way to raise awareness and money for treatment of this rare disease, one of about 7,000 classified as such because it impacts a very small population and thus receives little attention and funding for medical remedies and cures. Now in its second decade, the
Three Indiana University students were named 2014 Tillman Military Scholars. We discussed IU’s relationship with the Tillman Military Scholars earlier this year. The University of Nebraska has announced the second annual Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race will be in July. Last year’s inaugural event saw 700 runners raise approximately $15,000. The University of Minnesota’s utilization of active learning was recently featured on Here & Now on Boston’s NPR network. The University of Iowa recently placed a new, state-of-the-art MRI instrument on campus. Finally, learn more about how Ability Athletics is making an impact at Penn State.
Before the Super Bowl this weekend, be sure to read about the great work Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is doing in his community. Not a Seahawks fan? LiveBIG also profiled Judi’s House, founded by then-Denver Broncos quarterback Brian Griese, to help kids cope with loss. Literacy programs at the University of Minnesota recently received recognition from First Lady Michelle Obama. The University of Michigan received two grants, totaling $4.35 million, from the William Davidson Foundation to support university programs impacting economic activity in southeast Michigan. Read more about these initiatives here. The men’s lacrosse program at The Ohio State