Improving lives affected by cancer

Our Impact

Patients and Families Assisted
Million Raised

Watch How We Help

At the HEADstrong Foundation, we offer financial, residential, and emotional support to families affected by cancer. We are based just outside of Philadelphia, where patients often travel seeking care and leaving their homes behind. We support cancer patients and their families with peer support, comfort kits, financial help and lodging for families who have no place to stay while in the Philadelphia area.

Meet Our Heroes

The heroes and families that we’ve served have a story worth sharing and inspire us to continue our journey in providing solutions.

Learn About Us

The HEADstrong Foundation was founded by Nick Colleluori, who passed away from cancer at age 21. During his treatments, Nick took note of resources that were lacking for cancer patients and the families who are all affected. Resources such as lodging when traveling for treatment, financial help with medical bills and other challenges, and the need for understanding and support. Today Nick’s mother Cheryl heads the Foundation, and we direct resources whenever we can to families in need.

Thank you for visiting the HEADstrong Foundation website. It is our goal to keep Nick Colleluori’s memory alive by being as relentless in helping others as he was.

Donate a Turkey Meal

Every Fall, beginning October 1st through Thanksgiving, the HEADstrong Foundation asks its supporters to fund a $25 Thanksgiving meal to a patient allowing them to enjoy the holiday while receiving inpatient care at the Abramson Cancer Center of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. This includes a full, all-you-can-eat holiday buffet prepared and served by Rastelli Catering.

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Nick’s House

Each year, thousands of families travel to the Philadelphia region seeking world-renowned cancer treatments from some of the top facilities in the country. For many families, their stay in the Philadelphia area can exceed 50 days, which impacts their already challenging financial situation.

In response to the demand for long-term housing for families that have been displaced in the Philadelphia region, the HEADstrong Foundation provides complimentary housing for cancer patients and their families at Nick’s House. Nick’s House can serve seven families at once, providing more than 2,555 complimentary nights annually. Located in Swarthmore, PA, Nick’s House offers families a haven of comfort, allowing them to focus on taking care of their loved one.

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