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Myers athletics hosting fundraiser for muscular dystrophy cure

In an effort to raise awareness and provide funds to find a cure for a fatal disease, coaches and student-athletes from Myers Middle School’s seventh-grade class are hosting a fundraiser benefiting the national Coach to Cure MD program.

During late September, coaches and athletes from across the United States are joining forces to support those with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a progressive disease that causes an extreme loss in muscular function and independence by early adolescence. The fatal disease is found in about one in every 3,500 boys born each year, though girls can also be inflicted with the disease.

As part of the Coach to Cure MD program, the Myers seventh-grade athletics program will host two fundraising games as well as a raffle for two Windows tablets.

Donations are encouraged at the school’s Sept. 28 and 29 football games against Calhoun Middle School, with offerings being accepted via text or website. Contributions can be made by texting the word “CURE” to 90999 or by providing an online donation by clicking here.

Until Tuesday, Sept. 29, Myers students can purchase $2 raffle tickets during their lunch breaks for a chance to win one of two Windows tablets. The school will recognize each student who purchases a raffle ticket with a special designation in the athletics hallway. On Wednesday, Sept. 30, the school will reveal the tablet winners during daily announcements.

For more information about Myers involvement in the Coach to Cure MD program, please contact Marlon Alexander, boys athletic coordinator at Myers, by phone at 940-369-1561 or via email at malexander@dentonisd.org.