HEADing efforts to improve quality of life for those affected by blood cancers and supporting those working to eliminate the diseases.
The HEADstrong Foundation is relentless, driven by our passion and commitment to honesty, integrity and selflessness in our efforts, to the population we support through the sport of lacrosse.
Our success is measured by the value we bring to the afflicted, the opportunity we present to our employees, the service we provide for our volunteers and the contributions we make to the communities we support.
Fulfilling a promise made to our founder, Nicholas Colleluori, that others would benefit from the life that he lived.
HEADstrong Core Values
Honor all commitments
Efficient use of our resources
Accountable for our actions
Dedicated to our cause
Service to our communities
Trusting and trustworthy
Relentless in our efforts
Obligated to make a difference
Nuture all those affected
Give our best
HEAD: HEADstrong Founder, Nick Colleluori’s nickname
Strong: Represents Nick’s physical and mental toughness in his fight against cancer.
Why Lime Green?
Nicholas Colleluori chose lime green to represent the HEADstrong Foundation because it’s the awareness color for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. HEADstrong Foundation's Lace Up™ campaign uses lime green shoelaces as a vehicle for promoting cause awareness and increased visibility.
An undersized athlete noted for his physical and mental toughness, Colleluori believed that the word once used to describe his athletic career and was the perfect word to encapsulate his fight against blood cancer. Colleluori adopted the word “Relentless” as his official motto.
Nick was inspired by the relentless and aggressive play of former Philadelphia Flyers Goaltender, Ron Hextall, who wore the jersey #27. Entering high school, Nick adopted the number and wore it throughout his playing career at Ridley High School and at Hofstra University.