Friday September 7th is World Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Day!
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is one of nine forms of muscular dystrophy. Patients with DMD cannot make dystrophin in their muscles causing muscle weakness, eventually resulting in heart and respiratory weaknesses and quadriplegia. Worldwide, DMD occurs in one per 3500 male births and only one in approximately 50 million girl births. To read more about DMD, click here.
Here are some things you can, courtesy of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy:
Apply for a Proclomation
Ask your state governor or town mayor to recognize World Duchenne Awareness Day on September 7 with a proclamation or have a local landmark building “GO RED” with lighting!
This is a great way to ensure that for years to come, there will be an opportunity to observe this awareness day.
Coach to Cure Tailgating
Coach To Cure MD is a partnership between the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), where one football Saturday of each season (this year it is on September 29, 2018) AFCA coaches nationwide agree to promote Coach To Cure MD.
By wearing armbands, mentioning Coach To Cure MD during on and off-field interviews, and in some instances doing even more extensive media relations around the date, coaches are rolling up their sleeves and proudly getting involved.
Show your Support by Buying Merch
Restock your family’s supply of great PPMD merchandise so that you can raise awareness all month long!