Coach to Cure MD Event this Weekend

Coach to Cure MD Event this Weekend

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – This Saturday, Sept. 26, the Susquehanna football team will travel to Gettysburg for a Centennial Conference game. In addition to the game itself, the teams will be participating in Coach to Cure MD.

Coach to Cure MD is a partnership between the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) 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. The goals of Coach to Cure MD are to raise national awareness of the disorder and raise money to fund research for a cure.

Duchenne is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during early childhood. A progressive muscle disorder that causes loss of muscle function and independence, Duchenne affects approximately one out of every 3,500 boys and 20,000 babies born each year worldwide.

The Crusaders hosted this charity event last year when they welcomed Gettysburg to Selingrove; in 2013, the Bullets hosted the event in Gettysburg.

To get more information on Coach to Cure MD, click here.