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Cullinan Family To Memorialize Coach Pat Cullinan With Ripple Run 5K Supporting HEADstrong, April 30th

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HEADstrong Foundation

Improving Lives Affected By Cancer

Contact: Pat Colleluori  

Phone: 610-461-5987

Email: Pat@HEADstrong.org

 

 

Cullinan Family To Memorialize Coach Pat Cullinan With Ripple Run 5K Supporting HEADstrong, April 30th

 

CHESTERBROOK, PA – On Sunday, April 30th the Cullinan family will present the 1st Annual Ripple Run 5K/1M to honor the life and legacy of the late Pat Cullinan.  This is an incredible event for the entire family featuring a challenging 5K race and 1 Mile Run/Walk through Wilson Park.  Proceeds from the Ripple Run will support the HEADstrong Foundation and their relentless efforts to improve lives affected by cancer.  

 

Pat Cullinan was a teammate, coach, mentor and inspiration to several generations of lacrosse players.  A coaching career that spanned 20+ years from West Chester University to Saint Joseph’s University then to Downingtown East High School, Pat Cullinan was revered as one of the most dedicated and beloved lacrosse coaches in the region.  Pat Cullinan battled cancer relentlessly for more than 4 years before passing away on October 15, 2015.  His memory and legacy is carried on by all those that he coached and impacted.  Pat taught more than lacrosse, he taught life. “Head, Heart, and Hustle” was his motto on the field and off. As a coach he set a high standard, but to his players, he was an unsurpassed guide and example. He fought hard on the lacrosse field, and hard against the cancer that claimed him. Pat was the stone thrown into a calm pond; ripples from his presence touched everything and everyone in that pond, often bouncing off obstacles to go in another direction to touch other lives. With this Ripple Run, we will ensure he continues to shape and inspire more lives for many years to come.  To celebrate the life and legacy of Pat Cullinan his family is proud to present this amazing family friendly event.   

Ripple Run 5K/1M Details

WHO: Lace up, set a pace and finish the race in support of families affected by cancer.  The Ripple Run is a family event that includes a 5K Race open to participants at least 12 years of age at 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

WHEN: Sunday, April 30, 2017 (Rain or Shine)

8:00AM – Check-In and Walk-Up Registration

8:45AM – Dynamic Warm-Up

9:00AM – Ripple Run 5K Race begins on running course & Ripple Run 1 Mile Walk/Run begins on walking course

10:00AM-11:00AM – Raffle and Lite Refreshments

WHERE: Wilson Park – 500 Lee Road, Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087

WHY: To help REAL FAMILIES devastated by the overwhelming costs of cancer, to provide lodging to families traveling to the Greater Philadelphia Region for comprehensive cancer care, to enhance inpatient accommodations at area hospitals and to empower families to live with a greater quality of during their journey.  You can be the difference.   

COST: $40.00

REGISTER AND FOR MORE DETAILS: https://www.runtheday.com/registration/race_info/coach-cullinans-ripple-run

START A FUNDRAISING PAGE/TEAM: https://pledge.headstrong.org/campaign/coach-cullinan-ripple-run-5k-run-1-mile-walk/c103340

“Pat Cullinan was an amazing man, a wonderful coach and an inspiration to us all.  The HEADstrong Foundation was a cause always near to his heart and we are truly humbled that his family has organized the Ripple Run to memorialize him, build upon his legacy by continuing to support our mission.  We hope that teams and athletes throughout the region will assemble and lace up in remembrance of Coach Pat Cullinan and the mark that he left on the world.” – Cheryl Colleluori, HF President & Nick’s Mom   

 

About HEADstrong Foundation

 

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 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.

 

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

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USILA/HEADSTRONG CANCER AWARENESS MONTH SET TO BEGIN

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NCAA lacrosse teams across the country are set to band together throughout the month of April USILA/HEADstrong Foundation Cancer Awareness Month in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer.  The landmark initiative will take place for the entire month of April, in which lacrosse teams nationwide will be asked to make a statement on the playing field by pledging a game, raising funds and wearing HEADstrong awareness accessories in support of the cause.

During April, DI, DII and DIII teams will have the ability to host “Lime Outs” involving fan participation, donations in lieu of admission and online fundraising to support the cause.  Coaches will be asked to show their support by wearing a commemorative pin and teams will have the ability to wear lime green accessories including: shoelaces, knee band, crew socks and patches, which will be available for purchase with proceeds supporting the cause at www.HEADstrong.org/shop

To date, over 65 schools will be participating in a HEADstrong foundation cancer awareness initiative this season.

Below is a listing of participating institutions:

Date: Time: Host School: Opponent: Division
4/1/2017 1pm Stevens Ithaca III
4/1/2017 1pm Utica Houghton III
4/1/2017 12pm Folsom Ridley III
4/1/2017 1pm Villanova University Marquette University I
4/5/2017 7pm Hobart College Syracuse University I
4/8/2017 1pm Binghamton University Hartford I
4/8/2017 4pm Elmira Houghton III
4/8/2017 1pm Oneonta State Potsdam State III
4/11/2017 7pm Lehigh Princeton I
4/12/2017 3:30pm Belmont Abbey Emmanuel College III
4/13/2017 7pm Lindenwood Rockhurst II
4/14/2017 7pm (CST) Rhodes College Sewanee University III
4/15/2017 2pm Johns Hopkins University Penn State University I
4/15/2017 1pm Alfred Elmira III
4/15/2017 1pm   Hartford UMass Lowell I
4/18/2017 7pm St. John Fisher Elmira III
4/18/2017 7pm Houghton Nazareth III
4/18/2017 7pm Robert Morris University Canisius I
4/19/2017 7pm Pace University Bentley II
4/22/2017 12pm Ithaca Alfred III
4/22/2017 3pm Hartwick Houghton III
 

Teams Also Participating in fundraising efforts

Tufts University
Robert Morris
Manhattan
Mount Ida
Immaculata University
SUNY Brockport
Manhattanville
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Georgian Court University
WCU
Cedar Grove High School
Interboro
Lincoln Memorial
Summit High School
Villanova Women’s
Columbia College Women’s
Lieviton PAL
Southern Lehigh
Pine-Richland
Germantown Academy
Bishop Fenwick
Floral Park
Westtown
Truman and Pennsbury

 
In 2005, Nicholas Colleluori, a lacrosse player at Hofstra University was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  Colleluori was a Division I lacrosse player entering his sophomore year at Hofstra University when he was terminally diagnosed with cancer.  His 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.  He built an awareness platform driven by lime green shoelaces, the national awareness color for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  He empowered his own family and in the last days of his life asked them to pick up the ball where he left off.  Nicholas lost his valiant battle on November 28th, 2006 but his legacy of toughness and determination lives on in the HEADstrong Foundation. Since 2007, HEADstrong has raised more than $9 million supporting more than 13,000 patients and their families. For more on the HEADstrong Foundation please visit www.HEADstrong.org.

Founded in 1885, USILA is the longest running college lacrosse organization in the country. USILA provides awards and officiating services to every NCAA Division I, II, and III men’s lacrosse program in the country. The association is entrusted to enhance and develop intercollegiate lacrosse by providing leadership, management, and services to its membership so that student–athletes, coaches, institutions, and other constituent groups will realize the maximum benefit from the sport of lacrosse. The organization also runs the National Player of the Week program, USILA/Nike All-America program and USILA/Nike North/South All-Star game which celebrated its 75th anniversary in May. 
 
Follow HEADstrong:
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/HEADstrongFND
Twitter: @HEADstrongfnd
Instagram: @HEADstrongfnd
 
Follow the USILA:
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/usilalax/
Twitter: @USILA_Lax
Instagram: @USILA_Lax

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