February 4th, 2020 is World Cancer Day. This day, more than ever, we take the time to raise worldwide awareness, improve education, take action and work together to improve lives affected by cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, about 1.8 million people were diagnosed with some form of cancer in the United States in 2019. When you include the number of people affected by cancer in one form or another, this number nearly triples.
Here at The HEADstrong Foundation, we make it our mission to honor our late founder, Nick Colleluori’s last wish—that others would benefit from his life. During his treatment, Nick took notes on the lack of resources available to patients and their families, including lodging, financial help, medical bills and a slew of other challenges. In our efforts to improve the lives of those affected by cancer, the HEADstrong Foundation is sharing how we (and you!) help people across the country today and every day.
Your donations help keep families together! When you give a financial gift, your donation directly supports Nick’s House. Choose to donate in honor of or in memory of someone special and know that your gift goes far at the HEADstrong Foundation. Donate now to make a difference tomorrow.
Every day, families are forced to travel hundreds of miles for treatment in the Greater Philadelphia region. We provide complimentary lodging for these families, offering peer support, emotional support and financial support.
Events, Seminars and Workshops
Not only do we host families traveling to Philadelphia at Nick’s House, we also hold several special events throughout the year to further bring awareness to our fight. The HEADstrong Foundation has held sports clinics, lacrosse games, event nights and workshops to raise money and awareness, develop skills and educate others.
HEAD2head provides peer support to newly diagnosed patients and survivors. We help connect fighters to reassure them that no one fights alone. HEAD2head was created because our founder, Nick, valued the ability of connection with others that were going through the same thing as himself.
We offer many partnership opportunities through our foundation that directly helps cancer patients and their families. Choose to be a corporate sponsor that makes critical contributions, enlist in a royalty agreement and bring to market a product to help generate awareness or provide goods or services for an in-kind donation that supports HEADstrong Foundations operational initiatives.
We provide many fundraising campaigns for anyone to join! Go Lime and pledge your lacrosse stats during the season, run aHead of cancer in your next race, Huddle Up 4 HEADstrong by pledging your football stats and so much more. Choose a campaign and start fundraising today.
We created HEADtable to bring the elements of a family dinner to patients in hospitals around the Philadelphia area. We serve home-style meals and provide activities to patients and their families during especially hard times throughout the year to bring a few hours of normalcy and fun to their lives.
Our time to act is now. With your help, we can help keep families together as they fight cancer. Contact us today to see how you can get involved!