Holmes, PA – With the summer lacrosse tournament season in full swing the HEADstrong Foundation™ is hitting the road in effort to advance their mission and raise blood cancer awareness through grassroots marketing events all over the country. This summer HEADstrong will be involved with over 27 nationally recognized lacrosse events including the FIL World Games in Denver, Colorado and Burn Cancer Week in partnership with Major League Lacrosse™.
“As a non-profit organization deeply rooted in the game of lacrosse, tournaments lend themselves as the perfect opportunity for fostering new relationships with supporters, advocating awareness, showcasing our brand and empowering athletes to get involved. We have always believed in taking a grassroots approach to raising awareness for our cause. It has been essential in the development and widespread visibility of HF in the community. It is our privilege to represent those affected by the diseases across the country.” says Pat Colleluori, HF Chief Marketing Officer and Nick’s Brother
Below is a listing of dates and events that HEADstrong is scheduled to make appearances this summer.
6/21-6/22 – Long Island Lax Fest, Farmingdale, NY / Meltdown Lacrosse Festival, Abington, PA6/25 – Swarthmore College Lacrosse Camp, Guest Appearance
6/23-27 – HEADstrong LaSalle Camp, Wyndmoor, PA
6/30-7/2 – HEADstrong Combine, Wyndmoor, PA
7/11-7/13 – Tri-State Lax Festival, Princeton Junction, NJ
7/14-7/17 – NJ Lacrosse Camp, Pitman, NJ
7/15-7/20 – FIL World Games 2014, Denver, CO
7/18-7/20 – Warrior Long Island Lacrosse Classic, Hempstead, NY
7/19-7/20 – Patriot Games, Pipersville, PA
7/21-7/24 – HF Shore Lacrosse Camp, Lower Township, NJ
7/26-7/27 – War At The Shore, Brick, NJ
7/26-7/27 – Long Island Girls Lacrosse Classic, Hempstead, NY
7/31-8/2 – MLL Burn Cancer Games (Multiple Locations)
8/4-8/10 – 24th Annual Lake Placid Lacrosse Classic, Lake Placid, NY
8/23 – MLL Championships, Atlanta, GA
“Over the years we have met so many wonderful people who have embraced our mission. As we embark on our summer journey we look forward to meeting many new faces and empowering athletes to help us pass blood cancer awareness from one stick to another. From Laxpalooza to Lake Placid to the MLL Championships in Atlanta, GA, we will have a proud presence.” says Pat Colleluori
About HEADstrong Foundation™
HEADstrong™ is a non-profit organization that serves the cancer community by granting direct financial assistance to those financially impacted as a result of the disease, by providing complimentary long-term housing and amenities for those traveling to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for cancer related treatments through Nick’s House™, by funding innovative blood cancer research through the Nicholas E. Colleluori Lymphoma research fund, by serving family meals and offering outlets of entertainment for those receiving care at hospitals, by delivering comfort kits to newly hospitalized patients preparing for treatment or transplant and by lending an arm of support through their peer to peer advocacy group.
The blueprints for the Foundation were conceptualized by Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori in 2006, while he underwent treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which ultimately claimed his life. Today, Nick’s vision is being fulfilled through the relentless efforts of his family, athletes and supporters across the country uniting in the fight against blood cancers.
For more information on the HEADstrong Foundation™ and how they are Getting aHEAD of Cancer™ go to www.HEADstrong.org.