HEADstrong Foundation hires Jennifer Hoffman as new Communications Manager

HOLMES, PA– The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce the addition of Jennifer Hoffman to their team as Manager of Communications. A 2016 graduate of Monmouth University, Jennifer spent the last three years working in the sports media industry. Previous stops include MLBAM/NHL, ESPN3 and most notably NBC Sports where she covered hockey for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.

In addition to working in sports media, Jen has been volunteering with the March of Dimes since she was in middle school, an organization she holds close to her heart for personal reasons. Volunteering with the March of Dimes is what opened her eyes to the world of nonprofits and the impact that they have on people. Looking for a more rewarding career, Hoffman and the HEADstrong Foundation were the perfect fit. 

“I’ve always had two great passions in life, sports and helping people. I’ve always said that sports is the perfect vehicle to get the word out about an organization’s mission because nobody fights harder than an athlete does. I’m super excited for this opportunity with HEADstrong as it combines everything that I was looking for in a job. I believe this is a great fit for me” says Jen.

Jennifer will be responsible for creating content for the website which could be anything from press releases to feature stories as well as the Foundation’s social media presence. Hoffman brings with her an extensive background of content creation as well as a personal passion for helping people which will greatly benefit the organization.

“We are delighted that Jennifer has joined the HEADstrong team.  She brings energy and new ideas and will be an integral part of our growth as we continue to expand our reach.  We can’t wait to see what she can do!” remarked Cheryl Colleluori, President of HEADstrong and Nick’s Mom.

HEADstrong Foundation serves as a vital resource to families affected by cancer.  From diagnosis to a hopeful remission, HEADstrong plays a critical role every step of the way.  The organization was conceived by Hofstra lacrosse player Nicholas Colleluori in the wake of his terminal diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  Colleluori’s public fight from the sidelines captivated the nation and from his hospital bed he created an organization focused on empowering student-athletes to improve lives affected by the disease.  His vision was simple yet critical; helping real families when they needed it most, providing support so that families may live with a greater dignity and normalcy.

Colleluori fought to improve the inpatient experience, the affordability and accessibility of care and tackled the general concerns facing the patient population.  Understanding the ripple effect and impact that a cancer diagnosis had on a family, Colleluori championed efforts to support caregivers and capital projects to improve accommodations.  HEADstrong invests more than $.90 of every dollar into a service offering 100% committed to improving the quality of life for families affected by cancer.  The organization has assisted more than 14,000 families having allocated more than $10 million in aid.  GO LIME, is a perfect way for athletic programs to get involved this season.

To donate, get involved or learn more please visit www.HEADstrong.org.  Follow HEADstrong Foundation on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at @HEADstrongFnd.