Davie to Participate in Fundraiser Against Boise St.

Sept. 27, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Head coach Bob Davie will join other football coaches in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) this Saturday to support the Coach to Cure MD program, now in its fifth year.

College football coaches nationwide will join together to support the program, which has raised more than a million dollars to battle Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Davie will wear a Coach to Cure MD logo patch on the sidelines this Saturday, Sept. 29, during the game against Boise St., and college football fans will be asked to donate to research projects supported by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest nonprofit organization in the United States focused entirely on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Football fans can donate to Duchenne muscular dystrophy research by either going online to www.CoachtoCureMD.org or by texting the word CURE to 90999 (a $5 donation will be automatically added to your next phone bill).

Last year, 10,000 college coaches at 505 different institutions participated in Coach to Cure MD events, and the effort continues to grow each year.

Duchene muscular dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood and primarily affects boys across all races and cultures. Boys and young men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy develop progressive muscle weakness that eventually causes loss of mobility, wheelchair dependency, and a decline in respiratory and cardiac function. Currently, there is no cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and limited options exist.

"The AFCA is proud of the fact that Coach to Cure MD has surpassed one million dollars in donations," said Grant Teaff, executive director of the AFCA. "Our coaches have only grown more enthusiastic for this cause in each of the last four years."