September 22, 2009
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Bernie Anderson and the rest of the Northern Michigan University football coaching staff will be wearing a special patch against Ferris State Saturday. The NMU football coaching staff will be joining thousands of coaches from the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) by wearing the Coach to Cure MD patch against the Bulldogs. Last year over 2,675 college coaches participated in the inaugural Coach to Cure MD event.
Coach to Cure MD, a national charity project of the AFCA culminates Saturday (Sept. 26). Game day, thousands of coaches nationwide at all levels of collegiate football will come together to raise awareness and research funding for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the most prolific killer diagnosed in childhood.
College football fans can help with the cause by donating to research projects supported by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, the largest nonprofit organization in the U.S. focused entirely on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Football fans can donate to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research by going on-line to www.CoachtoCureMD.org or by texting the word “CURE” to 90999, a $5 donation will automatically be added to your next phone bill and standard text message rates apply.
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 Muscular Dystrophy develop progressive muscle weakness which eventually causes loss of mobility, wheelchair dependency and a decline in respiratory and cardiac function. Currently, there is no cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and limited therapeutic options are available.
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