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Uplifting Athletes…

October 7, 2009

This week at our home game vs Duke we will be collecting money to donate towards a program called “Uplifting Athletes”.

What I will be wearing in Support

What I will be wearing in Support

Our players started out the donation by forfiting all their pre-diem money that they are owed after a game and donating it towards the cause, which has already added up to over $2,000!

Coach O’Brien and much of our staff coached and recruited for Boston College for 10 years before coming down to NC State. One of their top players, Mark Herzlich,  has come down with a rare form of Cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma. “Ewing’s Sarcoma is a malignant tumor that causes cancerous cells to form in bone and tissue.”

Mark is the reigning ACC Defensive player of the year and was projected to be a Top 10 draft pick in the 2009 Draft.  Mark’s doctors are very positive that the cancer treatments are working. But in support of him we, as a school, have decided to raise money as part of the ACC Fan Challenge.

There will be volunteers standing at each gate as you enter the game this weekend in case you would like to donate, if you are not able to go to the game you can also donate at the above link (just click on the NC State helmet to show them where your support is coming from.)

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