HEADstrong Foundation Announces Creation of Nicholas Colleluori Summer Lacrosse League

HEADstrong Foundation Announces Creation of Nicholas Colleluori Summer Lacrosse League

PHILADELPHIA (April 20, 2022) — Starting in June, the HEADstrong Foundation will present the Nicholas Colleluori Summer Lacrosse League (NCSLL), giving collegiate lacrosse players an opportunity to train and play during the summer. The first of its kind in the region, the NCSLL is open to current Division I, Division II and Division III collegiate  … Read more

Twin FOGOs Attack Cancer Together

Twin FOGOs Attack Cancer Together

For the de Luna twins, both being faceoff specialists presents a unique opportunity – always having someone to practice with.  “It’s really cool being a FOGO and a twin because you always have someone to take reps with,” Richie explained. “It’s really the only position in lacrosse where you necessarily need someone else to do  … Read more

HEADstrong Foundation Creates Corporate Challenge To Take On Cancer In Region

HEADstrong Foundation Creates Corporate Challenge To Take On Cancer In Region

(PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 30, 2022) – The HEADstrong Foundation, a Philadelphia-area based non-profit organization established to improve lives affected by cancer, is launching Philly Takes On Cancer on Monday, April 4. This city-wide corporate challenge’s goal is to engage businesses in its mission of aiding local families and those displaced to the region in  … Read more

Former Teammates Attacking Cancer From All Angles

Former Teammates Attacking Cancer From All Angles

The last two years haven’t been easy on anyone, but for Noah Dogon, a leukemia diagnosis during his senior year at Bishop Hendricken in Rhode Island changed everything.    Diagnosed in May of 2021 during his senior year, Dogon has been undergoing chemotherapy since. With weekly doctor’s appointments and the occasional hospital stay, including a  … Read more

Second Annual Columbia County Faceoff Against Cancer Lacrosse Event Benefiting The HEADstrong Foundation To Be Held March 4-5

Second Annual Columbia County Faceoff Against Cancer Lacrosse Event Benefiting The HEADstrong Foundation To Be Held March 4-5

PHILADELPHIA — On March 4th and 5th, high school lacrosse teams from across Georgia, South Carolina and Florida will gather in Columbia County, Georgia for the second annual Faceoff Against Cancer lacrosse event benefiting the HEADstrong Foundation.  Starting at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 4th, 12 high school boys teams will play a round robin  … Read more

Philly Six Women’s Lax Teams To Pledge Their First Home Games Of 2022 For HEADstrong

Philly Six Women’s Lax Teams To Pledge Their First Home Games Of 2022 For HEADstrong

(PHILADELPHIA) – The anticipation is building as the 2022 spring season officially begins this weekend for collegiate women’s lacrosse teams nationwide.  Philadelphia’s Six NCAA Division I women’s programs – Drexel University, LaSalle University, St. Joseph’s University, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University – will all take the field for their home openers with  … Read more

Lacrosse Mustache Madness Makes History!

Lacrosse Mustache Madness Makes History!

(PHILADELPHIA) – It’s time to celebrate Lacrosse Mustache Madness history!  From October 19 through November 28, 3,573 college lacrosse players representing 132 teams made a major statement by growing their mustaches, raising money and participating in Lacrosse Mustache Madness.  The annual facial hair fundraising campaign, now in its 13th year, raised a record $611,781.99 this  … Read more

Five NFL Stars To Represent The HEADstrong Foundation Through My Cause My Cleats Initiative

Five NFL Stars To Represent The HEADstrong Foundation Through My Cause My Cleats Initiative

PHILADELPHIA — Starting tonight, five NFL stars will take the field representing the HEADstrong Foundation through the My Cause My Cleats initiative.  Tonight at 8:20 p.m., Randy Gregory of the Dallas Cowboys will represent HEADstrong while across the field, Tony Jones, Jr. of the New Orleans Saints will do the same thing. On Sunday, Joe  … Read more

Nothing Can Deter Two-time Cancer Survivor Kathleen O’Connor

Nothing Can Deter Two-time Cancer Survivor Kathleen O’Connor

By Joseph Santoliquito The existence of a long-distance runner is one of solitude. It’s them, running. Only them. No one can run the race for them. No one can circumvent their pounding, throbbing feet, or the aches in their knees, or the lower back tightness, or the battle waged with doubt in their head. And  … Read more

HEADstrong’s Annual Donate A Turkey Dinner Is Back

HEADstrong’s Annual Donate A Turkey Dinner Is Back

Holmes, Penn. (November 1, 2021) –  This Thanksgiving will mark the 14th consecutive year that the HEADstrong Foundation will coordinate a traditional holiday meal for patients and their families, along with the staff at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania.   Bringing the family spirit of Thanksgiving to those receiving inpatient care during  … Read more