The HEADstrong Foundation

The HEADstrong Foundation is on a mission to improve quality of life for those affected by cancer. With every action that we make, we are fulfilling the vision of the late Nicholas Collelouri, our founder. Nick’s last wish was that others would benefit from his journey. On behalf of all of us at HEADstrong, we invite you to join us in being relentless.


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Patients and families assisted

Our Services

In fulfilling our founder’s last wish that others would benefit from his life we strive to improve lives affected by cancer. We are relentless in our efforts and ensure that every dollar is maximized.

Financial Assistance

The Nicholas E. Colleluori Financial Grant Assistance Program provides grants nationally to cancer patients of all ages.

Nick’s House

Nick’s House is one of the only complimentary lodging facilities for out-of-town patients and their families who are undergoing cancer treatment in the Philadelphia area.


From Thanksgiving dinners, to concerts and sporting events, HEADstrong coordinates entertainment for patients and their families.

HEADstrong Heroes

  • HEADstrong stood beside me during the darkest days of my battle with cancer. Their financial and emotional support gives me the courage to keep fighting this disease in Nick Colleluori's name.

    Becky McAllister
  • I've been fighting cancer for three years and staying at Nick's House allowed me to fight with my family by my side. HEADstrong is focused on the patient assuring them that no one fights alone.

    Marshall Jensen
  • “I have lost my job and our home to get the best care for my son, Otto, at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. I find strength in the smile and warmth in a little boy’s heart when he asks, ‘Daddy, can we go home to Nick’s House? -Tim & Otto Brown


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