Rutgers and Kansas both wear Coach to Cure MD patches for today’s game to raise awareness for the cause. Muscular dystrophy is a meaningful cause for Rutgers, and interim coach Norries Wilson will lead the staff with specially-made patches.
“We have two young men who routinely come by practice with us, Danny Garofalo and Matt DeRiggi, who have been on our sideline on many an occasion and come to our practice many times,” Wilson said. “Not just us here at Rutgers, but coaches around the country will be wearing a patch on their shirt on game day, and signifying that.”
- - This is the eighth year of the Coach to Cure MD program, which has raised more than $1.2 million in donations.
- - More than 110 FBS coaching staffs will participate.
- - The goal is to raise money and awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which is the most common fatal genetic disorder among boys worldwide.
- - Fans can text the word CURE to 90999 to donate $5 to Duchenne MD research. The charge will be shown on their phone bill.
- - Fans are also encouraged to make donations on www.CoachtoCureMD.org.
- - The program is a partnership between Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and the American Football Coaches Association.