Bangor, ME – For the fifth year in a row, college football coaches nationwide will join together in support of the Coach To Cure MD program, which will be held this weekend through games on Saturday September 29th 2012. The Rapidly growing annual effort has raised more than a million dollars to battle Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
This weekend the Husson coaches will wear a Coach To Cure MD logo patch on the sidelines and college football fans will be asked to donate to research projects supported by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest nonprofit organization in the US focused entirely on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Football fans can donate to the research effort by either going online to www.CoachtoCureMD.org or by texting the word CURE to 90999 and a $5 donation will be automatically added to your next phone bill.
Last year more than 10,000 college coaches at 505 different institutions participated in the Coach to Cure MD events. Both of those figures are well higher than in any of the program’s first three years (2008-10). The four-year fundraising total is just over $1 million.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood and primarily affects boys across all races and cultures. Boys and young men with Duchenne develop progressive muscle weakness that eventually causes loss of mobility, wheelchair dependency and a decline in respiratory and cardiac function. Currently, there is no cure for Duchenne and limited therapeutic options exist.
Please join our Husson football coaches at this Saturday’s 1:00pm game vs. Anna Maria by going to www.coachtocuremd.org or texting the CURE to 90999 while at the game. Together we can help fund the research to cure this devastating disease.