Enlisting the help and involvement from fraternities and sororities across the country is an incredible way for the Coach To Cure MD program to grow and expand. Each year, thousands of boys diagnosed with Duchenne sit on the sidelines only able to watch their peers participate in sports. By their high school years, these boys are no longer able to walk and require the use of a wheelchair. Many have already lost function in their arms and are watching their muscle strength diminish more rapidly. Playing football is a remote dream for these young men. Living only into their mid twenties is their reality.
Fraternity and sorority involvement with Coach To Cure MD is a wonderful way for students to demonstrate their commitment to community, their college, and that values that are associated with their organization. Participating in Coach To Cure MD is not difficult. In fact there is no right or wrong way to involve your fraternity or sorority.
Showing your team spirit is part of the college experience. Hosting a tailgate is a fun and easy way to support Coach To Cure MD on game day. From a traditional cook-out tailgate with friends and family or even a gathering at a favorite local restaurant, a tailgate is a great option.
In today’s society there is no easier way to promote a message to a large crowd of people than through social media. Becoming a Virtual Volunteer is a simple way to get involved in Coach To Cure MD, help educate others about Duchenne and help raise much needed funds. Because Coach To Cure MD is involved in the MGive text to give campaign, getting involved has never been easier.
Volunteers can help spread the word by using social networking sites, as well as, printed materials to help promote the Coach To Cure MD texting donation system.
We encourage Virtual Volunteers to use Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Networking sites to drive the text to give program. And creating a little healthy competition among friends, chapters, or even other schools is another great way to move things along.
It's that easy...and so important! If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Danielle Garrigan at Danielle@CoachToCureMD.org.