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Virginia Tech holding fundraiser to aid BC's Herzlich

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Virginia Tech will sell "Team United" wrist bands for $1 each this Saturday when the Hokies host Miami at 3:30 p.m. with the hopes of raising money to aid Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich in his fight with cancer. The Hokies' goal is to raise $5,094 and present Herzlich with a check prior to kickoff when Boston College comes to Lane Stadium on Oct. 10. The 94 is in honor of Herzlich's jersey number.

Players on Virginia Tech's scout team will be circulating throughout the parking lots in an effort to sell the wrist bands.

This is an awesome, generous gesture on Virginia Tech's part during a tense week in which they're preparing for a huge game against Miami. It's so refreshing to see teams throughout the ACC reach out to help each other when it's needed.

All funds donated will go directly to Uplifting Athletes, a national non-profit organization aligning college football with rare diseases and raising them as a national priority through outreach, research, education and advocacy.

Wrist bands will also be available at the University Bookstore, Volume II and the Hokie Stadium Shops in Lane Stadium. Individuals or groups wishing to purchase a minimum of 100 wrist bands can do so by emailing the Virginia Tech Football Office at lepperly@vt.edu. Checks are to be made out to Uplifting Athletes and no credit card orders will be taken.