McKean Defense Group and ValSource Serve Hope

HF™ Partners McKean Defense Group and ValSource Serve Hope and Smiles

Philadelphia, PA – The HEADstrong Foundation™ is committed to providing resources and services in effort to improve quality of life for patients and families affected by blood cancers. HEADtable™ is just one of the many programs that the organization has created to help bring families together while nurturing the well-being of inpatients. The program seeks to bring the beneficial elements of the family dinner table to the hospital in an effort to provide meal alternatives and improved accommodations. For those restricted to the hospital for long periods of time the HEADtable program offers a much needed glimpse of normalcy for families.

On Thursday June 6th the HEADstrong Foundation hosted a non-traditional Polynesian Luau themed dinner for the patients, families and staff of the Rhoads Pavilion at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania. Southeastern Pennsylvania based companies McKean Defense Group and ValSource provided volunteers to help serve the meal alongside of members of the organization. Additionally, volunteers spent time visiting with patients and their families.

“Being part of this initiative was both an eye opening and life changing experience that we are truly proud to be part of.” said McKean Defense Group employee

The HEADstrong Foundation™ provides meals and services through the HEADtable program on a quarterly basis and during the holidays.

McKean Defense Group, LLC is a privately held Naval Life Cycle Management, Engineering, Enterprise Transformation and Program Management business headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. McKean’s engineers, developers, technical staff, programmers, analysts, and program managers identify and deploy new shipboard technologies, integrate information technology across shipboard platforms, and develop strategies to support the Warfighter. McKean’s employees create strategic solutions to help customers reach new levels of mission support and transform their organizations.

ValSource is the largest independent Validation Services Company in North America. With over 170 full time Commissioning, Qualification and Validation resources, we are well equipped to meet all of your project needs. We have strategically organized our business with local resources centered in areas with close proximity to Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology manufacturing. We can locally support projects in New England, Mid-Atlantic, Raleigh/Durham and California.

“We are truly thankful to our partners at McKean Defense Group and ValSource for their dedication and commitment to helping us get aHEAD of cancer. Through the support and generosity of our sponsors we are able to accomplish incredible things. To someone who is restricted to a hospital floor and has not shared a dinner with their loved ones we offer a much needed glimpse of normalcy. There is no greater feeling then to see loving families sharing a meal together around a table and smiling for a change. The impact we are making is invaluable.” – Cheryl Colleluori, HEADstrong President and Nick’s Mom

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