DURHAM, N.C. – For the 10th consecutive year, Duke’s football coaches will display their support of the Coach To Cure MD program, which will be held during games Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30. The Blue Devils will wear their patches on Friday against Miami for the 7 p.m. kickoff on ESPN. The annual effort has raised more than $1.5 dollars to battle Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Dushenne).

On the weekend of September 29-30, American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) members will wear the traditional 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 (PPMD), the largest, most comprehensive nonprofit organization in the U.S. focused entirely on Duchenne. Many of those games will recognize a local Duchenne family on the field before or during the game.

Football fans can help support the fight to end Duchenne by either going online to www.CoachtoCureMD.org or by texting the word CURE to 50555 to make a $10 donation in honor of this year’s anniversary.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood, primarily affecting boys of all races and cultures.

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