COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – The Ursinus College football team is joining with the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) on Saturday to promote Coach To Cure MD.
The Ursinus College coaching staff will join other football teams from across the country in supporting the one-day, nationwide awareness building and fundraising event. The Bears host Moravian at noon.
The goal of Coach To Cure MD is to: Raise awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, generate new financial support for Duchenne research and demonstrate coaches' commitment to the betterment of young men and the core academic research missions of their universities.
Ursinus will join other college coaches in wearing a patch with the Coach To Cure MD insignia.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood. It affects approximately 1 in 3,500 boys worldwide crossing all cultures and races. Because it is a progressive disease, those living with Duchenne will need the assistance of a wheelchair in their adolescence, will lose upper body function in their teens and sadly lose their battle with Ducheene in their mid-twenties.
Fans can donate to Duchenne muscular dystrophy by either going on line to www.coachtocuremd.org or by texting the word CURE to 90999 when then will trigger a $5 donation that will automatically be added to your next phone bill.