Coaches wearing patches to raise awareness for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Dr. Saturday

While watching college football today, you might notice several coaches are wearing patches on their sleeves. This week is Coach to Cure MD week and almost all the coaches in FBS football are wearing special arm patches to raise awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald was the spokesman for Coach to Cure MD week and made a public service announcement feature three boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Those boys also are in attendance at the Northwestern-Indiana game.

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This is the fifth year coaches will wear these special patches. To date, the program has raised more than $1 million in donations. While you're watching the games, you can also donate by texting the word CURE to 90999.

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