Joining Coach To Cure MD is a your way to make a big difference. Wear our patch and raise Duchenne awareness.
You don't have to be a student or faculty member to get in the game! There are a variety of easy events you can host.
Coach To Cure MD is a partnership between the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), a professional organization for over 10,000 college football coaches and staff, and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest national charity devoted exclusively to Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
In 2008 the AFCA adopted PPMD’s Coach To Cure MD program as one of their charity efforts. One reason the AFCA was drawn to Coach To Cure MD was because of the unique parallels between Duchenne, a disorder which robs young men of precious muscle strength and college football, a game where young men are at the peak of their muscle strength.
Our approach to reaching these goals is also simple:
One football Saturday of each season (this year it is on September 28, 2013) AFCA coaches nationwide agree to promote Coach To Cure MD.
By wearing armbands, mentioning Coach To Cure MD during on and off-field interviews, and in some instances doing even more extensive media relations around the date, coaches are rolling up their sleeves and proudly getting involved.
The AFCA is the professional association that represents more than 90 percent of head coaches at American colleges and universities. Founded in 1921, the AFCA has promoted the improvement of the coaching profession and has highlighted the good work of coaches on and off the field.
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One of the most effective ways you can help us promote Coach To Cure MD is by sharing our annual awareness video. This is a short piece that tells people what Duchenne is, what Coach To Cure MD is, and how easily they can help. Please check out the video. Then share the video on Facebook, through your email, on the websites of your friends, on the Facebook pages and fansites of your favorite college team - anywhere you can think of that will help get people excited to join us in our fight to end Duchenne.Get Involved Video