UNC latest to raise money for BC's Herzlich

November, 5, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

North Carolina is joining several other teams in the ACC in a fund raising effort on behalf of Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich, who was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma cancer this past May.

The football program has partnered with the UNC Dance Marathon to raise money for Herzlich, and the players and coaches will make personal donations to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Center for Cancer Center for Sarcoma Research in Herzlich’s name.

Fans are encouraged to help support this cause and help the team reach its goal of raising at least $10,000 for Sarcoma Research at UNC Lineberger. There are three ways for Carolina fans to contribute:

1. Bid on four auction items to be posted on TarHeelBlue.com.

2. Buy a “Turn it Blue” or “Touchdown to a Cure” wristband and/or make a donation at the UNC vs. Miami football game on November 14th. Representatives of the UNC Dance Marathon will sell the wristbands and accept donations in Tar Heel Town and Kenan Stadium during the Miami game. Proceeds from wristband sales and donations will go to UNC Children’s Hospital, and Sarcoma Research at UNC Lineberger in honor of Herzlich.

3. Make an online donation in honor of Herzlich. All donors will receive a letter from UNC Lineberger acknowledging their donation for tax deduction purposes.

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