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College Coaches Team Up Again in the Fight Against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

College Coaches Team Up Again in the Fight Against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Sept. 25, 2009

WACO, TX – Michigan vs. Ohio State. Alabama vs. Auburn. Army vs. Navy. Texas vs. Oklahoma. USC vs. UCLA. College football’s popularity is often linked to its fierce and spirited rivalries. The reason? Coach to Cure MD, a national charity project of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) that culminates on September 26, 2009.

On that game day, thousands of coaches nationwide in all levels of collegiate football will come together to raise awareness and research funding for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the most prolific genetic killer diagnosed in childhood.

“College football coaches are dedicated to the betterment of young men and that’s why the entire coaching profession is proud to be a part of Coach to Cure MD,” said Grant Teaff, AFCA executive director and legendary former coach of Baylor University. “Our coaches are determined to beat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and we need college football fans to help.”

On September 26th, AFCA members 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, the largest nonprofit organization in the U.S. focused entirely on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Football fans can donate to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research by either going online to 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.)