Coach to Cure MD

Coach to Cure MD • September 29, 2018
Help College Coaches Defeat Duchenne

Coach Signup

Joining Coach To Cure MD is a your way to make a big difference. Wear our patch and raise Duchenne awareness.

Is Your Team on Our Team?

View an up-to-date list of participating colleges and universities.

Get Involved

You don't have to be a student or faculty member to get in the game! There are a variety of easy ways you can get involved.

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"Point of Sale" Coach To Cure MD Wall Sheets are great for any school event.

About Coach to Cure MD

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.

    The goals of Coach To Cure MD are simple:
    • Raise national awareness of the disorder
    • Raise money to fund research for a cure

    Our approach to reaching these goals is also simple:

    One football Saturday of each season (this year it is on September 29, 2018) 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.

About the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA)

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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