Capital University football head coach Craig Candeto and his staff will join football coaches nationwide Saturday in support of the American Football Coaches Association's Coach to Cure MD.
All members of the Crusaders' coaching staff will wear logo patches on the sidelines to raise awareness for those battling Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood which affects boys across all races and cultures.
Fans are encouraged to donate to research projects supported by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest nonprofit organization in the U.S. focused entirely on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Donations can be made by visiting www.CoachtoCureMD.org or by texting the word CURE to 90999 for a $5 donation automatically added to your next phone bill.
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 the deadly disease and limited therapeutic options exist.
The AFCA has raised more than $1 million dollars to battle Duchenne muscular dystrophy since the project began in 2008.