Holmes, Pa. – The HEADstrong Foundation has announced an event operations partnership with Victory Sports Management, who will help oversee the event operations for the Running aHEAD of Cancer Series across the country. The expansion series is intended to engage supporters throughout the country by providing an outlet aligning with their athletic interests. HEADstrong and Victory’s vision is to scale a series of 5K’s throughout the country which will take place on the week of September 21, commemorating the anniversary of HEADstrong founder Nicholas Colleluori’s terminal diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The first location will be TY Park in Hollywood, Florida.
Bo Lamon, the owner of Lacrossewear and several other businesses in the Coconut Creek, Florida business district, as well as his family, have been long-time supporters of HEADstrong and the family will be a critical part of the success of the event.
“Victory Sports is excited for the opportunity to partner with the HEADstrong Foundation and the Running aHEAD of Cancer 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk,” remarked Danny Howard, President and CEO of Victory Sports Management. “The opportunity to present the HEADstrong Foundation and their excellent mission to the South Florida community was a driving force behind the partnership. Their passion and drive for their cause are second to none, and we look forward to growing with HEADstrong for many years to come.”
Cheryl Colleluori, President of the HEADstrong Foundation and Nick’s mom, said, “Being able to expand the Running aHEAD of Cancer Series to Fort Lauderdale means a lot to HEADstrong. Our hope is to enable athletes to champion our mission and play an important role in supporting our service offering while raising awareness. The proceeds of events like this will allow us to have a profound impact on families overcome by cancer, and together, we can surround families with support, love, and encouragement as they navigate the storm of cancer.”
Topeekeegee Yugnee Park, or TY Park for short, is located just minutes from I-95 and is a popular place for walkers, picknickers, and athletes. The name for the park is derived from a Seminole term for “meeting or gathering place”. Features of the park include a campground and Castaway Island, an area with two water playgrounds and a swimming lagoon. You can learn more about TY Park here.