USA South Football Coaches Set to Fight MD
(FAYETTEVILLE, NC) - The football coaches in the USA South will take part in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Coach to Cure MD program this Saturday. Coaching staffs across the country will be wearing patches on their left arms to support the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
The AFCA is working to raise awareness and research funding to cure Duchenne (doo-SHEN) Muscular Dystrophy, the most prolific genetic killer of young men. Over 9,000 coaches at levels of college football support Coach to Cure MD.
Additional information regarding Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and the Coach to Cure MD program:
- Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is the most common fatal childhood genetic disorder – it is a progressive muscle disorder that causes loss of muscle function and independence
- Duchenne MD primarily affects boys – approximately one in every 3,500 live male births across all races and cultures.
- Duchenne MD robs boys of their ability to walk before they are teenagers.
- There is no cure and life expectancy is just in the 20's
- Research to find a cure is underway on many college campuses. Football fans have helped Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy make muscle research grants to Ohio State, UCLA, Florida, and Missouri among others.
- Over four years, college football backers have contributed nearly $1m in cash and other donations.
Please join the Pride football team and coaching staff in fighting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by texting the word "CURE" to 90999 to donate $5 on your next mobile phone bill. Text C-U-R-E to 90999 to donate $5.