Christie Garrecht Fighter Relief Fund

Christie Garrecht Fighter Relief Fund

For Christie Garrecht, service to others is a way of life. She started volunteering with and fundraising for a variety of charities from Special Olympics to ALS research early in life and continued that throughout her college career at the University of Scranton.    Her dream, to work with children that are medically fragile, first  … Read more

HEADstrong Fall Event Series Returns With Six Events

HEADstrong Fall Event Series Returns With Six Events

(Philadelphia, Penn., September 7, 2023) – The HEADstrong Foundation is pleased to announce that the Fall Event Series will return for a 16th year with six events this October.   To kick everything off, the Event Series will head to UMass on October 7th when the women’s lacrosse team will host Albany, Boston University, Quinnipiac,  … Read more

HEADstrong Foundation Announces The Swing Into Action Invitational In Conjunction With the Amateur Golf Society (AGS) Tour

HEADstrong Foundation Announces The Swing Into Action Invitational In Conjunction With the Amateur Golf Society (AGS) Tour

(PHILADELPHIA, PA – June 14, 2023) – The HEADstrong Foundation, a Philadelphia-area based non-profit organization established to improve lives affected by cancer, is proud to announce the Swing Into Action Invitational, part of the Amateur Golf Society (AGS) Tour. The event will be held at the Golf Course at Glen Mills from July 31st to  … Read more

HEADstrong Foundation Introduces The Relentless 27 Run

HEADstrong Foundation Introduces The Relentless 27 Run

(PHILADELPHIA, PA – June 13, 2023) – The HEADstrong Foundation, a Philadelphia-area based non-profit organization established to improve lives affected by cancer, is proud to announce the Relentless 27 Run, in which Team HEADstrong ambassador Ian Farley will be running 1,175 miles up the Eastern Seaboard in support of the foundation and its mission.    … Read more

Meet HEADstrong Hero Cher

Meet HEADstrong Hero Cher

“I was blindsided by a diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) on August 31, 2020.  It was in early June of 2020 that I woke with a sore throat and decided to just take over-the-counter medicine to try to ease it. I was a Community Engagement Manager and it required extensive daily communication, so I  … Read more

Why Attack Cancer – Chloe Pierini

Why Attack Cancer – Chloe Pierini

For Chloe Pierini, lacrosse is more than just a sport. The senior from Winter Park, Florida turned to the lacrosse community for support after her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, especially after seeing her uncle lose his fight with brain cancer while she was growing up. As she Attacks Cancer this season, Chloe recognizes  … Read more

Why Attack Cancer With Mike Savage

Why Attack Cancer With Mike Savage

By Maggie Maier Since he was young, Mike Savage has taken on the role of a servant leader in his community. The sophomore from Plaistow, New Hampshire was just four years old when his father, Stephen, was diagnosed with kidney cancer and seven years old when he passed away. As the Savages faced the cancer  … Read more

Why Attack Cancer With Gracie Lint

Why Attack Cancer With Gracie Lint

By Maggie Maier When the opportunity arose to participate in Attack Cancer, there was no hesitation from Gracie Lint. The junior goalie from Northern Virginia understands the struggles families face surrounding cancer diagnoses, as the disease has affected many of her loved ones.  “I feel like it’s pretty challenging for someone my age to be  … Read more

HEADstrong Foundation Announces Hiring Of Ken Clausen As National Director of Attack Cancer

HEADstrong Foundation Announces Hiring Of Ken Clausen As National Director of Attack Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (March 1, 2023) – The HEADstrong Foundation announced today that Ken Clausen has been hired as the National Director of Attack Cancer. In that role, Clausen will oversee the Attack Cancer fundraising campaign as a member of the community engagement department as well as Team Attack Cancer, HEADstrong’s set of experiential teams that participate  … Read more

Why Attack Cancer With Jack Ponzio

Why Attack Cancer With Jack Ponzio

Written by Maggie Maier   Years before Jack Ponzio joined Attack Cancer and pledged his season to families fighting cancer, he was impacted by this battle firsthand. When his brother, Tyler, was suddenly diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in December of 2011, Jack and his family persevered through this difficult time with the help of the  … Read more