Friday, October 12, 2012
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi joins the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy tonight at 7 p.m. when the Blue Devil football team hosts Southridge at Borleske Stadium.
Wa-Hi head coach Eric Hisaw joins 500 universities and high schools around the country for Coach to Cure MD, and will be wearing an armband to support the fight against muscular dystrophy.
The Blue Devil players will be wearing green socks to show their support.
Donations will be gathered during the game as part of the drive. Make a $5 donation to Coach to Cure MD from your cell phone by texting the word “cure” to 90999.
Coach to Cure MD is a partnership between Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and the American Football Coaches Association. The goal of Coach to Cure MD is to raise national awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and to raise money to fund research for a cure.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a progressive muscle disorder that causes loss of muscle function and independence, which includes decline in respiratory and cardiac function.
Duchenne primarily affects boys, and they face loss of mobility and wheelchair dependency.
One out of every 3,500 live male births will be diagnosed with Duchenne.
A local boy with Duchenne is honorary co-captain of the Blue Devil squad and will help with the coin toss tonight.