SEC coaches help fight MD

September, 23, 2011
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Getting SEC football coaches on the same team this time of year is next to impossible.

But this Saturday, the league's head coaches and their assistants will gladly join forces to help fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

As part of the Coach to Cure MD program, coaches all across college football will be wearing green patches on their sleeves this Saturday to help raise awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

All 11 SEC head coaches whose teams are in action this Saturday will be participating in this worthy cause, which is tied in with the American Football Coaches Associations (AFCA).

Duchenne is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during early childhood. A progressive muscle disorder that causes loss of muscle function and independence, Duchenne affects approximately one out of every 3,500 boys and 20,000 babies born each year worldwide. The disorder manifests primarily in boys because the affected gene is found on the X-chromosome.

To date, there is no cure or treatment to stop the progression of Duchenne, and young men with Duchenne typically live only into their 20's.

Anyone can simply text the word “CURE” to 90999 to make a one time $5 donation.

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