Mount Union Football to Participate in Coach to Cure MD This Week

Mount Union Football to Participate in Coach to Cure MD This Week

On September 28, 2013, the University of Mount Union, Marietta College, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) will be part of Coach to Cure MD, a one-day, nationwide event designed to raise awareness about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. 

We need your help to stop this devastating disorder that robs young men of their mobility, their independence, and sadly their life. Mount Union head football coach Vince Kehres and his entire coaching staff along with head coach Andy Waddle and the Marietta coaching staff will wear Coach to Cure armbands and encourage fans to donate for this cause.

The game kicks off at 7 pm at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, Ohio.

"I hope that all of our fans and supports will do what they can to support PPMD and its efforts to combat Duchene Muscular Dystrophy," commented Kehres.  "I am proud that the AFCA has taken it upon themselves to help."

James DeSantis, a young man with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy from Hilliard, Ohio, will be at the game with his family and on the field during pre-game and recognized to raise awareness to this worthy cause.  Five-year old James is the son of Tony and Mardee DeSantis and has an older brother Tony (9) and a sister Jeanie (5). 

Here's how you can help:

1. Support your Team!
Representing over 10,000 coaches around the world, the AFCA has stepped forward to help PPMD lead the fight against Duchenne. Now the ball is being thrown to you. Here's your chance to score a touchdown for our boys and help us defeat this deadly opponent. Make a donation, and support boys and young men all over the world with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

2. Text A $5 Donation!
The easiest way you and your friends can support Coach to Cure MD is by texting "CURE" to 90999. A one-time charge of $5 will be added to your mobile phone bill. 

About the AFCA
The American Football Coaches Association was founded in 1922 and is considered the primary professional association for football coaches at all levels of competition. The 10,000-member organization includes more than 90 percent of head coaches at the 700-plus schools that sponsor football at the college level. Members include coaches from Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan and Mexico.

About PPMD
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1994 by parents of children with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. The organization's mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life and long-term outlook for all individuals affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy through research, advocacy, education and compassion. PPMD is headquartered in Middletown, Ohio with offices in Fort Lee, New Jersey. For more information, visit