Mount Union Football Coaches Participate in Coach to Cure MD This Saturday

James and Tony DeSantis with head coach Vince Kehres
James and Tony DeSantis with head coach Vince Kehres

The University of Mount Union, the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) will be part of national Coach to Cure MD event this Saturday.

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 will wear Coach to Cure armbands at their game Saturday against Ohio Northern

The game kicks off at 1:30 p.m. at Mount Union Stadium.

"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."

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!

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 90999 (a $5 donation will automatically be added to your next phone bill).

Last year, more than 10,000 college coaches at more than 525 different institutions participated in Coach To Cure MD events. The eight-year fundraising total is just over $1.2 million. 

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 11,000-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 the largest, most comprehensive nonprofit organization in the United States focused on finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy – our mission is to end Duchenne.

We invest deeply in treatments for this generation of people affected by Duchenne and in research that will benefit future generations. We advocate in Washington, D.C., and have secured hundreds of millions of dollars in funding. We demand optimal care, and we strengthen, unite and educate the global Duchenne community.

Everything we do – and everything we have done since our founding in 1994 – helps people with Duchenne live longer, stronger lives. We will not rest until every person has a treatment to end Duchenne. Go to www.ParentProjectMD.org for more information or to learn how you can support our efforts and help families affected by Duchenne. Follow PPMD on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

Contacts: 

Charley Green, Coach to Cure MD, 214-734-8028 or cgreen@breakaway-sports.com

Vince Thompson, AFCA, 254-754-9900 or vince@afca.com

Will Nolan, PPMD, 201-250-8440 or will@parentprojectmd.org