August 20, 2010 (updated September 26th 2010)
Press Release – Holmes, PA
Hannum’s Harley-Davidson of Media and Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania announces that they have chosen the HEADstrong Foundation as their charity of choice for this year’s 10th annual charity bike run. The 10th Annual Dam Run will be hosted at Hannum’s Harley Davidson at their Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania location (1241 Baltimore Pike) on Saturday, October 2nd 2010. Ride registration is by donation only and will benefit the HEADstrong Foundation. Registration begins at 8am with the ride departing at 10am. The Dam Run will ride the back roads of Chester County. The first 500 riders will receive a free t-shirt with the Hannum’s and HEADstrong Foundation logos. Riders will return at 12 for food, live music by Lecompt, fashion show and prizes
Motorcycle enthusiasts everywhere are invited to participate in this fantastic event which will honor Nick “HEAD” Colleluori. The HEADstrong Foundation was established by Nick as he fought against blood cancer. After a “relentless” 14 month battle, at the age of 21, Nick lost his fight to Lymphoma but his legacy lives on. The mission of the HEADstrong Foundation is to support and raise funds for blood cancer cure, treatment and research and to raise public awareness about the disease.
The year’s run has special meaning to Tom Hannum as he coached Nick Colleluori in lacrosse during his youth lacrosse days and the Colleluori Family is very grateful for Hannum’s recognizing the Foundation this way.
Current statistics state the every 4 minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer and every 5 minutes someone loses their battle to this disease. That means that during the ride, 48 people will die because of this disease and 60 people will be newly diagnosed. It may be someone you know. Don’t wait 5 minutes to be effective… or afflicted.