Chisago Lakes football teams up to fight Muscular Dystrophy
Wondering about Cole-A-Rama 2009?
This year, Cole-A-Rama and the Chisago Lakes Wildcats football team will come together in the fight to cure Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Join them for a tailgate party on Sept. 18, 2009 from 5-7:30 p.m. before the football game against the Benilde-St. Margaret's Red Knights.
It will be held on the plaza at the high school to raise awareness and research funding for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. There will be a raffle for great prizes, face painting, crazy hair, food and other activities to enjoy before the game.
This event is part of a larger National Charity Project of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) that culminates on Sept 26, 2009.
On that game day, thousands of coaches nationwide in all levels of collegiate football will come together to raise awareness and research funding for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
On September 26th, AFCA members will wear a "Coach to Cure MD" logo patch on the sidelines and football fans will be asked to donate money for research projects supported by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, the largest nonprofit organization in the U.S. 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 automatically be added to your next phone bill).
Duchenne 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 therapeutic options exist.