Coach to Cure MD


Fraternity & Sorority Involvement

How Greek Row can get in the game..

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.

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Option #1: Tailgate Activities

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.

Tailgating Ideas...

  • Traditional Tailgate at the stadium. Collecting donations can be as simple as walking around the parking lot talking about CTC or more involved like selling food or other items at a central location for a profit. We are happy to provide you with CTC materials. * Please note: Some universities have policies about nonprofit organizations soliciting donations in their parking lots. Please make sure you get the proper approval from your school.
  • Watch Party This is more of a traditional fundraiser and a great way to have a fun, personal afternoon that supports the Coach To Cure MD cause. Again, we will provide you with CTC materials. We can also provide you with a short Coach to Cure MD video to help tell the story of our program and Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
  • Outsourced at a restaurant or other establishment. Sometimes reaching out to a local restaurant or other establishment where people gather can be a great way to host a tailgate. Many times these places will offer you a percentage of the sales during a set event time, or give you other donations towards your event. Why not use an already populated place to host an event and make a difference in the Coach To Cure MD program? 

Option #2: Virtual Volunteering

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.

Anyone can simply text the word “CURE” to 90999 to make a one-time $5 donation to our cause. Here is how it works: A one-time donation of $5 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. You will also receive up to 1 message per day from PPMD Alerts. Messaging rates may apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of the PPMD by the mGive Foundation and subject to the terms found at unsubscribe text STOP to 90999, for help text HELP to 90999Privacy Policy.

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.

Option #3: Other Ideas

  • Fraternities or sororities work the concession stands in exchange for a donation to the Coach To Cure MD program.
  • Put advertisements and other printed pieces in the school newspapers, websites, social sites, and other areas where students can learn about the Coach To Cure MD program
  • Host fundraising events, large or small, to support the Coach To Cure MD program. No one says you can’t plan your own event or come up with your own ideas. In fact, that sense of creativity and determination are what has helped the Duchenne community continue to grow. And ultimately, it will be because of that same spirit that we will end Duchenne.

It's that easy...and so important! If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Danielle Garrigan at

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