Athletes for CARE

Created by Athletes for Everyone

Founded by former professional athletes, A4C is uniting athletes as one voice to advocate for research, education, and compassion when addressing important health issues. We are the only non-profit organization empowering legendary athletes from every sport to use their influence to improve global standards of health, safety and quality of life.

Athletes for CARE (A4C) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization with a community of athletes finding support, opportunity and purpose in life after a career in sports by using their influence for social change.  Founded in 2016 by passionate people who recognize the need to advocate for the health, safety and wellbeing of more than 2 billion people of all ages who compete annually in sanctioned sports globally. Through that advocacy, we are improving health and wellness options for the billions of people around the world living with mental and physical illnesses including chronic pain, depression, anxiety, PTSD, CTE, TBI, substance abuse and opioid dependency. 

   WHAT WE DO   





Through our Community, we  help athletes leverage their influence to give back and build meaningful relationships. We invite you to join the Community.

United as one powerful voice to Advocate for and develop strategies that improve overall health, wellness and safety for the athlete in everyone.

Committed to expanding Research efforts that have a direct impact on quality of life. We fund, commission and support Research that has a direct impact on improving global standards of health, safety and quality of life.

Educate the public about important health and safety matters affecting our global community. Educate everyone about effective alternative treatment options.



Created by Athletes, For Everyone

Our team includes athletes from a variety of sports.  Despite the different experiences while competing at the highest level, we share a common passion for helping create a healthier life for everyone.



Membership in Athletes for CARE is open to any current or former athlete who has competed at a world class level, at the professional level, on a National Team and/or Olympic Team. We encourage all members to get involved and passionately advocate for our mission.


Athletes for CARE appreciates the investment of those who are passionate our mission. As a supporter of Athletes for CARE, you will be part of the movement create social change improving global standards of health, safety and quality of life. Everyone is welcome to be a supporter of A4C.



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"Athletes For CARE has given me the opportunity to help fellow athletes discover true wellness via cannabis, meditation, proper nutrition and other alternative forms of therapy. Our goal is to help both athletes and non-athletes".


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