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Lacrosse Mustache Madness To Rally Around Marietta MLaxCaptain & Cancer Fighter Chad Stowell

  Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-952-8191 Email: Pat@HEADstrong.org   (PHILADELPHIA) – From the moment Chad Stowell stepped onto campus at Marietta College, he made an impact. Stowell, a native of Watertown, MN aspired to play lacrosse at the collegiate level and found an incredible opportunity in Marietta, Ohio, a 14-hour drive from his hometown. Despite  … Read more

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HEADstrong Retains Fair Housing Accommodation After Four-Year Battle

  (PHILADELPHIA) – It is with tremendous pride, gratitude, and excitement that we announce that the HEADstrong Foundation’s four-year legal dispute to retain a Fair Housing Accommodation to operate Nick’s House, Swarthmore for families affected by cancer traveling to Philadelphia for advanced cancer treatment has been resolved with a ruling by the Commonwealth Court of  … Read more

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Lacrosse Mustache Madness Adds Master’s Division Through Summit Lacrosse Ventures Partnership

  Postcollegiate Division for Lacrosse Mustache Madness   (PHILADELPHIA) – The annual Lacrosse Mustache Madness campaign is back for an impressive 12th year, delivering a can’t-miss way for teams to compete against one another while helping families fighting cancer who are at the highest risk of contracting COVID-19. New for 2020 is the creation of  … Read more

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Introducing the Rise Up Challenge

  HEADstrong Launches 3-Day Stair-Climb Challenge For Families Overcome By Cancer, Sept 28-30th   (PHILADELPHIA) – 3 Days, 127 Flights totaling 1,660 Steps! Are you ready to Rise Up Against Cancer? The HEADstrong Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to improving lives affected by cancer is proud to introduce a new athletic “Team” campaign for the  … Read more

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Lacrosse Mustache Madness Returns for 12th Year

HEADstrong’s Flagship Campaign #LaxStacheMadness is back in 2020!   (PHILADELPHIA) – The annual Lacrosse Mustache Madness campaign is back for an impressive 12th year, delivering a can’t-miss way for teams to compete against one another while helping families fighting cancer who are at the highest risk of contracting COVID-19. The Lacrosse Mustache Madness community is  … Read more

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Ament Named HEADstrong Foundation Player Ambassador

Ament Named HEADstrong Foundation Player Ambassador   (PHILADELPHIA) – The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce the naming of Premier Lacrosse League standout Grant Ament as an official player ambassador. Ament is coming off of his inaugural season with the PLL where he established himself as a preeminent impact player.  He was selected first overall  … Read more

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Slightly Stoopid, Tunnel Vision & 4th & Orange To Headline Virtual Concert

HEADstrong Virtual Concert on Labor Day   (PHILADELPHIA) – To commemorate the end of summer, convey their sincere appreciation for continued support and showcase an amazing lineup of upcoming opportunities, the HEADstrong Foundation, a Philadelphia-based charity devoted to helping families nationwide navigate cancer will host a virtual “Labor Day Beach Bash” concert on Monday, September  … Read more

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HEADstrong Hero Ben Libby Is Hopeful For Normalcy Following Cancer Remission

By: Jennifer Hoffman “Anyone who is involved in the lacrosse community knows of HEADstrong in some way. I didn’t understand when I was younger. I just saw the green lax heads and thought it was cool. As I went through high school I understood more and more, thought it was cool but never thought I  … Read more

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WMMR Rock and Rollers are Riding for a Reason With Team HEADstrong

By: Jennifer Hoffman Cyclists from all over the tri state area spend the month of July and August cycling 65 miles down the shore in an effort to raise funds for local charities. This year the event pivoted virtually giving riders the opportunity to put their own spin on their ride. The month-long virtual event  … Read more

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HEADstrong Lacrosse Unveils Plans for Fall Lacrosse Tournament at DE Turf Sports Complex in Delaware

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Hoffman Phone: 610-461-5987 ext 303 Email: jhoffman@headstrong.org   HEADstrong Lacrosse Unveils Plans for Fall Lacrosse Tournament at DE Turf Sports Complex in Delaware As a way to regain a sense of normalcy, HEADstrong Sports, a division of the HEADstrong Foundation, has organized a tournament open to athletes of various divisions  … Read more

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How Tournaments Have Changed Due to COVID-19

The HEADstrong Lacrosse Club of Lehigh Valley has been eagerly waiting to hit the field again. They got up and running during the month of July, participating in several tournaments every weekend. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there were several changes that would make tournaments look different than what the players and fans were accustomed  … Read more

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Why Good Nutrition is Crucial During Cancer Treatment

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it can disrupt your life in more ways than you can imagine. Not only can it cause changes in how you feel, but it can also disrupt your normal eating patterns. When you’re healthy, eating enough nutritious food to receive the proper nourishment is typically  … Read more

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HEADstrong Lacrosse Hires Jessica Scannapieco as Philly Girls General Manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Hoffman Phone: 610-461-5987 ext 303 Email: jhoffman@headstrong.org    HEADstrong Lacrosse Hires Jessica Scannapieco as Philly Girls General Manager   The HEADstrong Lacrosse Club is proud to announce the recent hire of Jessica Scannapieco as the new General Manager of the Philly Girls Lacrosse Club. Jessica graduated from Western New England  … Read more

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Cardinal O’Hara High School Raises $6,300 for HEADstrong

By: Jennifer Hoffman  Cardinal O’Hara High School, a Delaware County, PA based co-ed Catholic school, has been relentless in their 2020 fundraising efforts. Despite the worldwide pandemic that shut down the school, the students and faculty continued to raise money for the HEADstrong Foundation’s mission of improving lives affected by cancer. Throughout the school year  … Read more

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Baylor’s Gurleen Kaur is Driving it Home for HEADstrong

By: Jennifer Hoffman For Gurleen Kaur participating in the Driving it Home campaign was a no brainer. The Baylor University junior felt compelled to support the campaign because she knows how devastating a cancer diagnosis can be and the toll it takes on a family. Her cousin has been diagnosed with leukemia twice and just  … Read more

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HEADstrong & Spellman Performance Launch 60/40 Challenge For Families Overcome By Cancer

HEADstrong & Spellman Performance Launch 60/40 Challenge For Families Overcome By Cancer   (Chula Vista, CA) – How fast can you run a 40-yard or 60-yard dash?  How do you stack up against athletes across the country?  What if your time could change lives affected by cancer and at the highest risk of contracting COVID-19?   … Read more

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Mike Panepinto is Going Lime For HEADstrong

By: Jennifer Hoffman  At some point during an athlete’s lacrosse career, whether it is during their club days, high school or even college journey, they will likely hear about the HEADstrong Foundation. It could be the infamous lime green laces, ditching the razors and participating in lax stache or going lime and pledging ground balls  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: The Camp Family

By: Jennifer Hoffman “My daughter said it feels like home. She is happy here and she isn’t in a hospital bed or a hotel room. She can move around and I think that your attitude about it makes a world of difference in fighting this disease,” said Jillian Camp.    When a family is hit  … Read more

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5 Important Facts to Know About Sarcoma

July is Sarcoma Awareness Month. Oftentimes, sarcoma is called the “forgotten cancer” because of its rarity. A sarcoma is a cancerous tumor that can be found virtually anywhere in the body, but generally starts in the bones, muscles, tendons, connective tissues, or blood and fat vessels in the extremities. There are two main types of  … Read more

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Virtual Lime Light Gala Delivers a Magical Night

HEADstrong’s 10th Annual Lime Light Gala looked a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Normally, the foundation’s largest event of the year would be held in person but due to the restrictions put in place and the substantial immunocompromised segment of the event’s guest list, HEADstrong pivoted and presented the event virtually,  … Read more

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Cancer Survivor and Lacrosse Official Jerry Hudgins launches Flag Down on Cancer, Set for Friday July 3rd, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Hoffman Phone: 610-461-5987 ext. 303 Email: jhoffman@headstrong.org   Cancer Survivor and Lacrosse Official Jerry Hudgins launches Flag Down on Cancer, Set for Friday July 3rd, 2020 Jerry and Lori Hudgins have been avid supporters of the HEADstrong Foundation for over 10 years. HEADstrong was by the Hudgins’ family side all  … Read more

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Honoring the Life of Charlotte Grace, the 2nd Annual 5k Goes Virtual on Friday June 26, 2020 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Hoffman Phone: 610-461-5987 ext. 303 Email: jhoffman@headstrong.org Honoring the Life of Charlotte Grace, the 2nd Annual 5k Goes Virtual on Friday June 26, 2020  The Radcliffe family of West Chester, PA have joined forces with the HEADstrong Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing essential services to improve lives  … Read more

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Summer Is Here: Tips for Protecting Your Skin from Cancer-Causing Sunrays

We are kicking back, relaxing and enjoying a family BBQ or two this summer season, while our winter skin gets exposed to the sun for the first time in months. As the temperatures heat up, ensuring your skin is ready for the sun’s intense rays is extremely important. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more  … Read more

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HEADstrong’s 10th Annual Limelight Gala Goes Virtual On June 19th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4,2020 Contact Name: Jennifer Hoffman Phone: 610-461-5987 ext. 303 Email: jhoffman@headstrong.org   HEADstrong Unveils Incredible Event Line-Up, Honorees and Performers For Online Spectacular Love, Ryan Cabrera, Abby Anderson, Evie Clair, Jesse Ruben and Jessy Kyle HEADline Virtual Event 6/19   (PHILADELPHIA) – On Friday, June 19th the HEADstrong Foundation will bring  … Read more

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Virtual Event Shines Limelight on 3 Heroes in the Fight Against Cancer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4,2020 Contact Name: Jennifer Hoffman Phone: 610-461-5987 ext. 303 Email: jhoffman@headstrong.org   Virtual Event Shines Limelight on 3 Heroes in Fight Against Cancer   (PHILADELPHIA) The HEADstrong Foundation, a Philadelphia-area based non-profit organization established to improve lives affected by cancer, will shine the limelight on two individuals and one family who  … Read more

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Former Hawks look to Soar Again with help from Team HEADstrong

By: Drew Haig On a crisp, clear night last fall in upstate New York, five former college athletes sat around a campfire trading stories from the glory days, sipping on cheap beer and otherwise preparing to celebrate another teammate’s forthcoming nuptials. As the evening got later, the tales got taller and all of University of  … Read more

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Alexis Leighton Runs for A Reason With Team HEADstrong

By: Jennifer Hoffman Alexis Leighton was introduced to the HEADstrong Foundation in the most upfront way possible: her Villanova Lacrosse teammate Kathleen O’Connor was diagnosed with cancer. As most teams do, the women’s lacrosse team rallied behind their teammate and provided a support system like no other.  Throughout her battle with cancer, Kathleen developed a  … Read more

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DELCO LIVE Announces HEADspin Wheel Of Chance Fundraiser Supporting HEADstrong

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2020 Contact: Jennifer Hoffman Phone: 610-461-5987 ext 303 Email: jhoffman@headstrong.org   DELCO LIVE Announces HEADspin Wheel Of Chance Fundraiser  Supporting HEADstrong   Delco Day will look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year Delco Day will be a Virtual event, and the HEADstrong Foundation and  … Read more

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Heroes Come in All Shapes and Sizes

By: Jennifer Hoffman Throughout the week of May 11th, students from the Swedesboro-Woolwich School District and surrounding areas came together in support of cancer patients facing the highest risk of complications due to COVID-19 by participating in the Be A Hero 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.  The 1 mile fun run/walk raised $1,549.08 for the HEADstrong  … Read more

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For Jerry Hudgins, the #GreatCall2020 Makes Perfect Sense

By: Jen Hoffman The #GreatCall2020 Virtual 5k is set for May 23, 2020 and will feature the nation’s lacrosse officials participating in a run to benefit the HEADstrong Foundation, and the mission of improving lives affected by cancer. For cancer survivor, coach, and referee Jerry Hudgins, the campaign is the perfect synchronization of two communities  … Read more

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Households Across The Country Shared 27 Minutes of Fun to Celebrate International Day of Families

On Friday May 15th 2020, HEADstrong celebrated International Day of Families by executing the #Family1st Campaign. During these unprecedented times family is of the utmost importance, and serves as our anchor in stormy weather.   The #Family1st Campaign was a way for families across the country to pause, and relish a brief moment focused entirely on  … Read more

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Financial Hardships of Cancer Patients and Their Families

A cancer diagnosis changes lives forever. Not only does it affect the individual diagnosed, it directly affects their family in several different ways also, including a heavy financial burden. Although there have been many advances in treatments resulting in an increase in the number of survivors, many of these survivors (about a third) have reported  … Read more

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Chase Stewart Joins Team HEADstrong as Volunteer Strength & Conditioning Coach

By: Jennifer Hoffman  Chase Stewart is bringing her years of expertise in the sports training world to Team HEADstrong. Stewart is volunteering as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the team and although COVID-19 has halted most large runs in the area, that doesn’t mean your training has to be put on pause too.  What  … Read more

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Lime Green Shoelaces Continue To Fuel HEADstrong Movement

By: Pat Colleluori  While enduring a 45-day inpatient stay at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to undergo an autologous stem cell transplant, HEADstrong founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori began to strategize and develop an awareness item to unite athletes in the fight against cancer.  Colleluori sought inspiration from a pair of shoes that sat  … Read more

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History of the #27

By: Pat Colleluori  Most people have a lucky number or one that they hold close to their hearts.  Sometimes it’s an important date, maybe a birth year or even someone they admired.  For many athletes, there is a correlation between their jersey number and someone that has been a source of inspiration throughout their climb.   … Read more

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Promoting Resiliency and Helping Families Thrive While Sheltering at Home

Written By: Pat Colleluori, HEADstrong Foundation, CDO & Nick’s Brother  Over the past 8 weeks, families have been tested in ways they never thought imaginable.  Amidst the pandemic, we’ve been forced to learn new ways of navigating obstacles pertaining to every aspect of our daily lives.  Technology has proven to be a lifeline, helping us  … Read more

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HEADstrong Launches Family First Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17,2020 Contact Name: Jennifer Hoffman Phone: 610-461-5987 ext. 303 Email: jhoffman@headstrong.org   HEADstrong Launches Family First Campaign   The HEADstrong Foundation is challenging families to engage in a fun family activity to help raise funds to support their mission of improving lives affected by cancer. The Family 1st Campaign is intended  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: The Beachy Family

By: Jennifer Hoffman Becky and Jason Beachy are used to constant travelling, calling several cities and countries their home. For the time being Swarthmore, Pennsylvania is their new home. But this time, they aren’t here for work or for leisure. They are here to save their four-year-old son’s life. Their son Will was diagnosed with  … Read more

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HEADstrong’s Great Call Gives Officials One Meaningful Run This Season

HEADstrong’s Great Call Virtual 5K Challenge on Saturday, May 23rd Is Giving Officials One Meaningful Run This Lacrosse Season For the lacrosse community, the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend is one of the most important dates on the calendar. Under traditional circumstances, thousands of lacrosse enthusiasts would flock to host location(s) to witness the NCAA  … Read more

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Overtime; #LastShift2020 High School Virtual Challenge Surpasses $30K For HEADstrong

A call to action led by #1 ranked Culver Academy boys lacrosse coach Jon Posner and #1 ranked McDonogh School girls lacrosse coach Taylor Cummings inspired more than 700 high school student athletes, representing 53 teams to participate in #LastShift2020, a virtual 5K challenge on April 27th in support of the HEADstrong Foundation. The high  … Read more

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HEADstrong Lacrosse: Virtual Players Talk Lead By Coach Dom Starsia

By: Jennifer Hoffman Coach Dom Starsia, one of the most decorated collegiate lacrosse coaches, is bringing his words of wisdom and extensive experience to HEADstrong. His resume includes 4x National Championship titles with Virginia, NCAA DI Coach of the year at Brown and an inductee of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Over his 42  … Read more

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HEADstrong Partners with AMLE for #Family1st Campaign

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27 ,2020 Contact Name: Jennifer Hoffman Phone: 610-461-5987 ext. 303 Email: jhoffman@headstrong.org HEADstrong Partners with AMLE for #Family1st Campaign The HEADstrong Foundation has teamed up with the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) through their #Family1st Campaign. The idea behind the partnership is to help promote the physical, emotional and  … Read more

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HEADstrong’s Services Provide Avenue for Piti White’s Future Family

By: Jennifer Hoffman Piti and her husband Ryan were in newlywed bliss, relishing their first six months of marriage. The couple had decided to move in with Ryan’s parents to save money so they could purchase their first house.  Piti and Ryan’s eyes were on the future, enjoying their plans of buying a home and  … Read more

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Overtime; #1 Ranked Boys and Girls HEAD Coaches Posner & Cummings Leading Charge For High School #LastShift2020 Virtual 5K Challenge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16,2020 Media Alert  Overtime; #1 Ranked Boys and Girls HEAD Coaches Posner & Cummings Leading Charge For High School #LastShift2020 Virtual 5K Challenge What: Inspired by the overwhelming success and viral social media campaign surrounding #LastShift2020, #1 nationally ranked Culver Academy boy’s lacrosse coach Jon Posner and #1 nationally ranked McDonogh  … Read more

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HEADstrong Lacrosse: Preparing For The Next Level With Noah Richard

  By: Jennifer Hoffman  Growing up Noah Richard never expected to be playing professional lacrosse; it kind of just happened.  The Marquette alum and West Chester native was drafted 25th overall by Atlas LC in the 2019 PLL Draft, and has since been traded to the Waterdogs via the 2020 expansion draft. And although he  … Read more

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HEADstrong Lehigh Valley Coach Mike Bender Drafted By Connecticut Hammerheads

Mike Bender has been a household name in HEADstrong Lacrosse and now he’ll be one in the MLL. Bender has been at the helm of HEADstrong Lehigh Valley for the last 5 years, but this lacrosse season he’ll be suiting up in something other than the lime green. He was selected #32 overall by the  … Read more

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New York Riptide Close Out Their Season Through #LastShift2020

Written by Jen Hildebrand, Director of Marketing GF Sports  Two countries. Eight states. Two provinces. 38 team members. 5,115 kilometers, or 1,023 participants, apart For Team Riptide, the HEADstrong #LastShift2020 virtual 5k was a far-flung, full-team affair on April 6th.    On March 12th, the entire New York Riptide staff left the office with the  … Read more

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Christie Finley Remains Hopeful Despite Leukemia Relapse

By: Jennifer Hoffman We often forget just how delicate life can be, how it can be yanked away from you or how it can unexpectedly be put on pause. For Christie Finley, the reality of that fact set in just before her 28th birthday. After graduating from Purdue University and moving into the Fishtown neighborhood  … Read more

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Our Founder’s Last Easter

  It’s been 13 years since HEADstrong founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori’s untimely passing to cancer and a plush turtle that sings “Love Machine” by The Miracles, given to him by his beloved Jordan during treatment, continues to play on its original batteries.  Maybe it’s a sign from the heavens that Nicholas’ love for Jordan still  … Read more

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National Cancer Control Month: 5 Ways to Take Control of Your Life and Reduce the Risk

April is a big month for cancer awareness, reeducation and observation. The first week of April is National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week, and we also see National Minority Cancer Awareness and National Cancer Control Month recognized throughout April. National Cancer Control Month is incredibly important, even to the HEADstrong Foundation that focuses on direct  … Read more

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Last Shift 2020 Campaign Raises over $90,000 for the HEADstrong Foundation 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Hoffman Phone: 610-461-5987 ext 303 Email: jhoffman@headstrong.org    Last Shift 2020 Campaign Raises over $90,000 for the HEADstrong Foundation    Over 2,000 runners and 165 teams representing collegiate, high school, and club athletic programs across the country participated in the #LastShift2020 Virtual 5k on Monday April 6th, 2020 in honor  … Read more

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HEADstrong Provides Meals to Medical Staff During COVID-19 Outbreak

The HEADstrong Foundation is doing their part to support medical staff working hard during the pandemic to treat cancer patients. To help the community during this time of uncertainty, HEADstrong is providing lunch for the nurses and doctors in Philadelphia and New York based hospitals who are working on the front lines of this crisis.  … Read more

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How A “Beef & Beer” Benefit Inspired The Creation Of The HEADstrong Foundation

How A “Beef & Beer” Benefit Inspired The Creation Of The HEADstrong Foundation HOLMES,PA – Have you ever heard of a “Beef & Beer” benefit?  You may have heard the term, you may have even been to one.  For those hailing from the close-knit, hardworking, blue-color suburbs of Philadelphia, a “Beef & Beer” is commonplace.  … Read more

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A Mother’s Experience in Isolation: Cheryl Shares Her Story

By: Cheryl Colleluori While many of you are experiencing isolation for the very first time, it is the “norm” for someone undergoing cancer treatment. This was our “norm” as my Nick was undergoing a stem cell transplant. As a promise made to Nick that he would never be alone, his hospital room became our home  … Read more

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How To Stay HEADstrong During Social Isolation

By: Jennifer Hoffman Here at HEADstrong, we take health very seriously as we interact with individuals with compromised immune systems every day. With the current health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the limitations and restrictions put in place by local and federal government, it has become increasingly difficult for people to go about  … Read more

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#LastShift2020 Gives Student Athletes The Opportunity To Lace Up One Last Time

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Hoffman Email: jhoffman@headstrong.org Phone: 610-461-5987 ext. 303 Student Athletes Create Last Shift Campaign to Provide The Opportunity to Play One Last Time  Calling all student-athletes, your season isn’t over yet! Three Student-Athletes are leading the charge and taking one last shift on April 6th, National Student-Athlete Day, to be the  … Read more

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Game Hair Havoc Chronicles: Katherine Frega

“If you conceive it in your mind, and believe it in your heart, you will achieve it.” This is what got Katharine Frega through her two-and-a-half-year journey of taking on her toughest opponent: Hodgkins Lymphoma, Stage IIB. But not even cancer could keep this lacrosse lover away from the field for very long, despite having  … Read more

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10th Annual LimeLight Gala is Going Virtual on June 19, 2020 Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Hoffman Phone: 610-461-5987 ext 303 Email: jhoffman@headstrong.org   10th Annual LimeLight Gala Is Going Virtual on June 19th, 2020  As a non-profit organization devoted to serving the needs of families navigating cancer, many of whom which are living with compromised immune systems, an executive decision was rendered to postpone the  … Read more

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The 10th Annual LimeLight Gala is Right Around the Corner

It’s that time of year again! The HEADstrong Foundation is excited to announce that our 10th Annual LimeLight Gala is right around the corner—Friday, March 20th, 2020 at 7PM hundreds of guests, family, friends and supporters will be gathering to celebrate a milestone in our Foundation’s history. The Gala is a time for attendees to  … Read more

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Game Hair Havoc Chronicles: Kathleen O’Connor

Kathleen O’Connor gained 30 sisters when she joined the Villanova Women’s Lacrosse team. She described her experience there as priceless and the lessons she learned both in the classroom and on the lacrosse field would help her in a way she could have never imagined. Those 30 sisters would become her life line, her motivation  … Read more

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HEADstrong Teams Up With Insomnia Cookies for Game Hair Havoc

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Hoffman Phone: 610-461-5987 ext. 303 Email: jhoffman@headstrong.org  HEADstrong Partners with Insomnia Cookies The HEADstrong Foundation has teamed up with Insomnia Cookies for their spring campaign, Game Hair Havoc. Last year’s campaign went viral with over 160,000 participants across the country and a reach as far as Ireland. “Our two organizations  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: Meet Leslie and Mark

By: Jennifer Hoffman Cancer completely uproots your existence. It interferes with your daily routine and life as you know it is flipped upside down in the blink of an eye. For Leslie and Mark Bronder, spending time with their growing family and newborn grandchildren was put on pause when Leslie received the unexpected news that  … Read more

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Nate Hudgins is Fueled to Fundraise Following Father’s Cancer Diagnosis

By: Jennifer Hoffman Nate Hudgins was born to play lacrosse. From the time he was able to walk he had a lacrosse stick in his hand. By the time he was 6 years old he was running up and down the lacrosse field on his first organized team. The rest is history. The Easton High  … Read more

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Game Hair Havoc Chronicles: Blaire Nathanson

For Blaire Nathanson, one of her fondest and most treasured memories is suiting up for Team Israel at the 2017 World Lacrosse Championships.  Along with her teammates, Team Israel took England and the games by storm,  securing Israel’s best finish to date; an accomplishment she is most proud of. Her grit, strength and determination that  … Read more

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HEADstrong Hires Drew Haig as New Marketing Manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Jennifer Hoffman Email: jhoffman@headstrong.org Phone: 610-461-5987 ext 303   Drew Haig Joins HEADstrong As New Marketing Manager HEADstrong is proud to announce the newest addition to their team, Drew Haig. Drew will be the Foundation’s new Marketing Manager. The Connecticut native first picked up a lacrosse stick in 6th grade  … Read more

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HEADstrong’s Monumental Viral Campaign Game Hair Havoc is Back

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Hoffman Phone: 610-461-5987 ext 303 Email: jhoffman@headstrong.org HEADstrong’s Viral Campaign Game Hair Havoc is Back Student athletes around the world are getting ready to get stylin’ this spring, as HEADstrong’s viral social media campaign Game Hair Havoc (presented by Cell Vault) kicks off February 17th, 2020 and will run until  … Read more

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Maryland Lacrosse Commit Chase Mullins is Making an Impact On and Off The Field

  By: Jennifer Hoffman Coming off an incredible sophomore lacrosse season at St.Christopher’s School in Richmond, Virginia, Chase Mullins is looking to continue making an impact but this time not on the lacrosse field. Mullins decided to start a “Face Off Against Cancer” fundraiser, pledging his lax stats for families affected by cancer; a reality  … Read more

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HEADstrong Foundation Unveils Honorees for 10th Annual Benefit Gala

PHILADELPHIA — The HEADstrong Foundation, a Philadelphia-area based non-profit organization established to improve lives affected by cancer, announces their 2020 Lime Light Gala Honorees. The annual benefit event is highlighted by a spirited award presentation. Honorees include those who have worked relentlessly to improve lives affected by cancer and have championed HEADstrong’s mission on behalf  … Read more

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How HEADstrong Recognizes World Cancer Day

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  … Read more

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Sold Out HEADstrong & TCF Leadership Development Workshop Sets Tone For 2020

By: Jennifer Hoffman HEADstrong and The Community’s Foundation teamed up for an impressive Leadership Workshop and Seminar last Friday, January 10th. Professionals from an array of experience levels and business backgrounds came together at the Inn at Swarthmore for a day full of networking opportunities and breakout sessions from notable speakers.  Derek Fitzgerald opened the  … Read more

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HEADstrong Night At The Philadelphia Wings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Hoffman Phone: 610-461-5987 ext. 303 Email: jhoffman@headstrong.org  HEADstrong Night At The Philadelphia Wings HOLMES, Pa- Join the HEADstrong Foundation in cheering on the Philadelphia Wings as they face off against the Georgia Swarm on 1/31/2020 at 7pm. The first 50 tickets will be $20.00, after the first 50 tickets are  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: Meet Daniele and Linnie

By: Jennifer Hoffman Daniele Parker Magnum has been the sole provider for her family. Working 16 hour days at VCU Hospital as a Hospital Admin responsible for Residents and Fellows was a usual occurrence for Daniele. For most people they would hate it but for Daniele, she loved it and at work was where she  … Read more

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HEADstrong Brings Christmas Cheer to The Hospital of University of Pennsylvania

This holiday season HEADstrong is bringing the cheer to the oncology floor at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania. Meals were be provided to patients, families, and hospital staff in a partnership with Rastelli Catering through HEADstrong’s HEADtable program. HEADstrong brings the holiday spirit to the hospital and this event is truly something that everyone  … Read more

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HEADstrong Lacrosse’s Nick Perna Commits to The University of Tampa

By: Jennifer Hoffman For Nick Perna, playing for HEADstrong Lacrosse was a no brainer. The goalie for Mainland Regional High School’s lacrosse team has always been involved with cancer charity work, and understands how a cancer diagnosis can seriously alter someone’s life as he knows several friends and family members who have had cancer.  “  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: Meet Nito and Louise

By: Jennifer Hoffman 1 in 1 million.  That’s the number of people who are diagnosed with Thymic Carcinoma.  It’s about 400 people each year.  It’s a statistic that Marianito Roque is now a part of.  His cancer was discovered by accident during a routine scan to monitor his aortic aneurysm in October of 2018. During  … Read more

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How Your Donation Helps Families Affected by Cancer This Holiday Season

At the HEADstrong Foundation, our mission throughout every season is to improve the lives of those affected by cancer. We do this in a variety of ways including volunteer work, events, fundraising efforts and giving. The holidays can be an especially hard time for patients and their families, that’s why your donation is extremely beneficial  … Read more

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HEADstrong Partners With TCF To Host Leadership Workshop

                               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Hoffman   Phone: 610-461-5987 ext.303    Email: jhoffman@HEADstrong.org   HEADstrong Partners With TCF To Host Leadership Workshop On January 10th, 2020 HEADstrong and TCF are providing their vibrant network of supporters and friends with the opportunity to  … Read more

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Pellegrini Youth All-Star Football Classic Raises $12,500 for HEADstrong Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Hoffman Phone: 610-461-5987 ext. 303 Email: jhoffman@headstrong.org Pellegrini Youth All-Star Football Classic Raises $12,500 for HEADstrong Foundation Over the course of 2 weeks, 42 kids who participated in the Pellegrini Youth All-Star Football Classic raised $12,500 for the HEADstrong Foundation through peer to peer fundraising. Tommy Tray was the top  … Read more

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HEADstrong Sports Donates 100 Lacrosse Sticks to Local Youth Programs

HEADstrong Foundation HEADstrong Lacrosse founder, Nick Colleluori laid the groundwork for service and giving back. It was one of Nick Colleluori’s greatest passions and a driving force behind creating HEADstrong.   During the 1st annual alumni rivalry game on Black Friday, HEADstrong Sports donated 100 sticks, 50 boys and 50 girls sticks to Ridley and  … Read more

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Siblings Meg and Ted Goltzman Grow Closer After Life Saving Bone Marrow Transplant

By: Jennifer Hoffman Many student athletes dream of going pro. Few actually make it, and when they get there it’s hands down their biggest accomplishment in life. The Marquette Lacrosse and Joe Amplo coached defense man was drafted by the Dallas Rattlers in 2019 and for many guys his age that would be their biggest  … Read more

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Cancer Survivor Kenwar Johnson To Play In Pellegrini Youth All-Star Football Classic

By: Jennifer Hoffman At 21 months old Kenwar Johnson was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. Now, 12 years later he is participating in the Pellegrini Youth All-Star Football Classic that will raise money to directly help families affected by cancer. An all too familiar situation his family found themselves in December of 2007. The Children’s Hospital of  … Read more

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Ridley Tops Springfield 13-7 to Win First Annual Alumni Rivalry Game

By: Jennifer Hoffman Black Friday 2019 looked a little different for those from Springfield and Ridley Pa, instead of packing the shopping malls they packed Phil Marion Field at Ridley High School for the showdown of the century.  The Ridley vs. Springfield First Annual Alumni Game.  A heated rivalry with a common bond that is  … Read more

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HEADstrong Brings Thanksgiving to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for the 13th Year In A Row

For the 13th year in a row, HEADstrong Foundation volunteers and staff members will serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal to families receiving inpatient cancer care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The Foundation’s HEADtable program serves meals, provides outlets of entertainment and recreational activities for in-patients and their families receiving life saving cancer  … Read more

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HEADstrong Teams Up With Malvern Prep To Host Youth All-Star Football Classic 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Hoffman Phone: 610-461-5987 ext 303 Email- jhoffman@headstrong.org HEADstrong Teams Up With Malvern Prep To Host Youth All-Star Football Classic  On Saturday December 8, 2019 Malvern Prep and the HEADstrong Foundation will partner up to host the Pellegrini Youth All-Star Football Classic. The event is for any varsity level middle school  … Read more

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Hoops for HEADstrong Holiday Basketball Clinic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Hoffman Email: jhoffman@headstrong.org Phone: 610-461-5987 ex. 303   Hoops for HEADstrong Holiday Basketball Clinic On Saturday December 14, 2019 Cassidy x Skills presents the Hoops for HEADstrong Basketball Clinic at Lamb Miller Fieldhouse on the campus of Swarthmore College.  Admission fee for the clinic will be accepted in the form  … Read more

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HEADstrong Lacrosse Alum Shane Taylor Is The New Head Coach for Arch Bishop Ryan Men’s Lacrosse

  By: Jennifer Hoffman Shane Taylor was a member of arguably the best team to suit up for Archbishop Ryan lacrosse. Now, he has the opportunity to bring the winning ways back to the program. The 2015 alum has accepted a job as the new head coach for his former team. “I always wanted to  … Read more

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Battling Cancer with Brews

Lindsay Ronchi, an ex-ballerina and craft beer aficionado, has been busy brewing a new craft beer. This lager has an amazing story behind it—born out of courage, love, and hope, with a robust will to live. “Put Me In Coach” is the new hoppy pilsner thought up and brewed by Lindsay as an ode to  … Read more

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Logan Grom of HEADstrong Lehigh Valley Commits To St. John Fisher College Lacrosse

By: Jennifer Hoffman Logan Grom didn’t follow in his parents footsteps, instead he paved his own path of becoming an athlete. Neither of the high schools his parents attended had lacrosse but the fact that they didn’t play the sport didn’t stop their son from getting involved. In fact, it pushed Mike and Amy Grom  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: Meet Rich and Colleen Ronchi

By: Jennifer Hoffman For better or for worse, in sickness and in health. Those were vows that Rich and Colleen Ronchi promised each other 45 years ago. It wasn’t until January of 2019 when that promise would be tested.  Never in a million years did Colleen think they would spend their 45th wedding anniversary and  … Read more

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Another Successful Fall Events Series In The Books For HEADstrong

October was a busy month here at HEADstrong. We kicked off our Fall Events series on 10/5 with our Nick Colleluori Classic at Hofstra University. The weekend was emotional for the Colleluori family but the event as a whole was a success and was a great way to kick start the Fall Events series for  … Read more

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The Stage Is Set, Alumni Rivalry Lacrosse Game, Ridley vs. Springfield, 11/29 

The Stage Is Set, Alumni Rivalry Lacrosse Game, Ridley vs. Springfield, 11/29  (FOLSOM, PA) – For many in Delaware County, Thanksgiving traditions begin with local high school football rivalries, but this year, on Black Friday, a new holiday sports tradition will be born!  The Alumni Rivalry Game between Ridley and Springfield presented by American Brokerage  … Read more

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Expectant Father Drew Stranix Diagnosed With Leukemia On Father’s Day

By: Jennifer Hoffman Sunday June 16th 2019 wasn’t just a regular Sunday for Drew Stranix. 24 hours prior he and his wife Maureen had their gender reveal party, as the couple is expecting their first child this December. The new dad woke up in pure bliss from the day before, over the moon excited to  … Read more

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2nd Saturday at Mainstay Brewery and Standard Tap

On Saturday, November 9, Mainstay Brewery and Standard Tap in Northern Liberties will be hosting a 2nd Saturday event. The pop up thrift shop beer tasting will donate a portion of the proceeds to the HEADstrong Foundation. Mainstay Brewery’s Director of Sales, Sean Darnell was inspired to create the event after he cleaned out his  … Read more

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HEADstrong Quaker John DeFruscio Is Eager To Join Juniata College Inaugural Lacrosse Program

By: Jennifer Hoffman Playing collegiate lacrosse has been a dream of John DeFruscio. Now, that dream has turned into a reality. The HEADstrong Quaker has committed to Juniata College where he will play Division III lacrosse and study Business Management. “In college, I am ready to work hard and do my best. I wanted to  … Read more

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HEADstrong Lehigh Valley’s Lucca Scomillio Committs to Elizabethtown College

It was in 2nd grade when Lucca Scomillio first picked up a lacrosse stick. You could say it was love at first sight.  Growing up in Easton, PA Lucca learned about HEADstrong’s Lehigh Valley lacrosse program early on, and as he says HEADstrong has been there from the get go. “They’ve always been a part  … Read more

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Alumni From Ridley and Springfield High School To Face Off In A Black Friday Alumni Game

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Hoffman Phone: 610- 461-5987 ext. 303 Email: jhoffman@headstrong.org First Annual Alumni Lacrosse Game – Ridley High School vs. Springfield High School This Black Friday the attention will turn from shopping malls and the best deals and steals, to the lacrosse field as the alumni game that has been long overdue  … Read more

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HEADstrong Creates New Shop Instagram Page 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Hoffman Phone: 610-461-5987 ext.303 Email: jhoffman@headstrong.org HEADstrong Creates New Shop Instagram Page  You can shop online, you can shop on Facebook and now you can shop on Instagram.  That’s right, all of your favorite HEADstrong merchandise can now be purchased right on Instagram! With every purchase made, you help improve  … Read more

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HEADstrong’s Annual Donate A Turkey is Back

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Hoffman Phone: 610-461-5987 ext. 303 Email- jhoffman@headstrong.org HEADstrong’s Annual Donate A Turkey is Back Holmes, PA- For the 13th consecutive year, the HEADstrong Foundation will be spending their Thanksgiving helping others at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. This is your chance to give back this holiday  … Read more

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How to Show Your Support During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and organizations like the HEADstrong Foundation are showing their support by spreading awareness around this debilitating disease through financial, residential and emotional efforts. About 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, making breast cancer the third most common form of cancer, following  … Read more

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HEADstrong Quaker Anthony Tarquini Commits to Neumann University

By: Jennifer Hoffman Anthony Tarquini grew up just a few minutes down the road from where the HEADstrong Foundation planted its roots.  He’s been familiar with the lime green laces and the Colleluori’s story his entire life. Growing up surrounded by HEADstrong, it was only fitting that once he got older he would play for  … Read more

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The Impact Felt Around Chester County, Pat Cullinan’s Legacy Lives On

By: Jennifer Hoffman Generous. Caring. Kind. Selfless. These were just some of the words used by many to describe Pat Cullinan. Pat Cullinan was more than just a teammate, coach, mentor and father. The impact he had on those he crossed paths with has had a ripple effect on Chester County. His influence is still  … Read more

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Hot Mess Express Dragon Boat Team Raises Over $3,000 for HEADstrong

By: Jennifer Hoffman For the last 18 years people from all over Philadelphia and the surrounding counties have gathered their friends and headed down to the Schuykill River for the annual Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival.  In recent years, a certain group of ladies from Delaware County have taken the festival by storm.  Meet Hot  … Read more

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Nick Colleluori Classic Keeps Nick’s Memory Alive On and Off The Lacrosse Field

Navy, Marist, Lehigh and Hofstra faced off in four scrimmages on Saturday at James M. Schuart Stadium at Hofstra University for the Nick Colleluori Classic. Nick may no longer be with us but his presence was as strong at Hofstra Saturday as it was when he laced up and donned the blue and yellow years  … Read more

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Big East SAAC Joins Forces with HEADstrong Foundation

It was in a hotel lobby where Jordan Schmid first met Jeff Baxter. That’s where the relationship with the Big East SAAC and HEADstrong began.   Jeff felt compelled to reach out to Jordan because he plays lacrosse at Marquette and it’s the first time Jeff had seen a lacrosse player in a position of authority.  … Read more

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HEADstrong Fall Events Series 2019

                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Hoffman   Phone: 610-461-5987 ext.303    Email: jhoffman@HEADstrong.org   HEADstrong’s Fall Event Series 2019  The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce a series of Fall Lacrosse Events this upcoming season. The events will be hosted by local colleges in the tri  … Read more

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From Whiskers To 11 Years of Growth, The Amazing Journey Of Lacrosse Mustache Madness

                                 From Whiskers To 11 Years of Growth, The Amazing Journey Of Lacrosse Mustache Madness (PHILADELPHIA) – Over the past 11 years college lacrosse players from across the country have been tossing their razors and growing a mustache in honor  … Read more

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Running aHEAD of Cancer 5k in Swarthmore Raises $40,000 for HEADstrong

Almost 14 years ago to the day that their lives were forever changed, Cheryl Colleluori stood in front of over 700 people sharing the last promise she made to her son Nick. Every participant, young and old had their own reasons for participating in this year’s event.  It was more than just a race, but  … Read more

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Nick’s Story: Where It All Began

Beginnings Our beginnings started with the reality that is cancer. After doctors told HEADstrong founder Nick Collouri that he had cancer, his life changed forever. As a three-sport athlete, Nick was known for his mental toughness, determination and aggressiveness on the field. Throughout high school, he received countless accolades in football, wrestling and lacrosse, and  … Read more

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HEADstrong Lacrosse’s Justice Brovero Committs to Neumann University

Justice Brovero tried every sport atleast once, but the only sport that stuck was lacrosse. The senior at Woodstown High School first picked up a lacrosse stick when he received one as a Christmas present in 4th grade. He’s been hooked ever since.  Although he wasn’t a standout his freshman or sophomore seasons, that all  … Read more

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Lacrosse Mustache Madness is Back With a Goal to Grow $315,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Hoffman   Phone: 610-461-5987 ext.303    Email: jhoffman@HEADstrong.org HEADstrong’s Lacrosse Mustache Madness Enters 11th Year With A Goal To Grow $315,000 For The Cause (HOLMES, PA) – For the college lacrosse community, fall is a very special time of year.  It’s a time when teams begin laying a foundation, focused on executing  … Read more

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Inaugural Running aHEAD of Cancer 5k a success at Hill Creek Farms

By: Jennifer Hoffman The birds were chirping, the sun was shining and the runners were ready to take on HEADstrong’s first annual Running aHEAD of Cancer 5k at Hill Creek Farms. Hundreds  took part in the event, which was truly more than just a 3 mile run but a way for the community to come  … Read more

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High School Soccer Goalie Carries Out HEADstrong’s Mission On and Off the Field

Ethan Haught has brought the mission of HEADstrong to West Virginia. The Junior at Lewis County High School felt compelled after learning about Nick’s story. He said he had several family members diagnosed with the disease, including his grandfather who passed away from cancer before Ethan could meet him. Ethan is a goalkeeper on his  … Read more

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HEADstrong is Huddling Up 4 Cancer

   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Hoffman   Phone: 610-461-5987 ext.303    Email: jhoffman@HEADstrong.org HEADstrong is Huddling up For Cancer Football players around the country are participating in Huddle Up 4 HEADstrong by pledging their football stats this season to support families affected by CANCER. Start a Huddle Up 4 HEADstrong fundraiser that will allow your family,  … Read more

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Cause and Effect: The Best Fundraiser Ideas to Fight Cancer

In one way or another, cancer affects all of us. Just this year, there have been 1.7 million new cancer cases diagnosed. Cancer doesn’t only take a toll on patients’ health, it has a huge financial impact on both patients and their families. Even with insurance, those affected by cancer face unpredictable costs and families  … Read more

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Battling breast cancer for the second time, Michelle Barr has never lost hope

By: Jennifer Hoffman If you look up the word “fighter” in the dictionary, you should see the name Michelle Barr next to it. For the last 10 years she has been courageously battling breast cancer. HEADstrong’s Running aHEAD of Cancer 5k at Hill Creek Farms will be a way for the community to rally around  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: Meet Megan and Lincoln Orzechowski

By: Jennifer Hoffman A normal day in the life of a three-year-old toddler should consist of running around, playing games and getting into mischief. For Lincoln Orzechowski, it couldn’t look any more different. Instead of spending his day watching Paw Patrol, Lincoln spends his time in and out of the hospital as he takes on  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: Meet Martin and Mercedes Chavez

By: Jennifer Hoffman “If it weren’t for HEADstrong and Nick’s House, my family would be planning my funeral.” That was the reality that Martin and Mercedes Chavez were facing when they found out he had cancer. Martin lived a seemingly normal and healthy life, working in heating and air conditioning, spending weekends with his three  … Read more

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Meet The Phillie Phanatic at Chickie’s & Pete’s – Marlton NJ

Marlton, NJ — Golden Nugget Jewelers will be hosting a “Meet the Phillie Phanatic Event” at Chickie’s & Pete’s in Marlton, NJ on Friday, September 6th at 7PM, and The HEADstrong Foundation is excited to be a part of this wonderful event. “This event is a “home run” for the HEADstrong Foundation. Ironically the Phanatic  … Read more

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#RunforRoman to benefit from Running aHEAD of Cancer 5k in Swarthmore

By: Jennifer Hoffman Nicole and Drew Tiberi’s whole life changed when their two year old son, Roman was diagnosed with leukemia. Their extremely healthy little boy, who loved to run around, explore and be a rambunctious toddler, was now going to be fighting for his life before he could even form sentences.  “You don’t really  … Read more

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HEADstrong Announces Partnership With World’s First T-Cell Bank, Cell Vault 

                                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Hoffman   Phone: 610-461-5987 ext.303    Email: jhoffman@HEADstrong.org HEADstrong Announces Partnership With World’s First T-Cell Bank, Cell Vault  Cell Vault Named Major Sponsor of HEADstrong’s Fall Events Series  (HOLMES, PA) –  The HEADstrong Foundation, a non-profit  … Read more

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Cancer hits close to home for two Delaware County families

By: Jennifer Hoffman The McGowan and Greto Families have been dealt a card that no family ever wants in their hands; a cancer diagnosis. The two local families will be participating in HEADstrong’s Running aHEAD of Cancer 5k in Swarthmore on September 22nd. Each with their own personal ties to the foundation and reason for  … Read more

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Lafayette Set to Host Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic

EASTON, Pa.- For the 13th consecutive year HEADstrong is proud to present the Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic. This year’s classic will be hosted by Lafayette College on Sunday October 20th 2019. Other teams participating in the event are Drexel University and St. John’s University.  The teams will take part in three exhibition contests centered around  … Read more

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HEADstrong Foundation hires Tom Sinnott as Director of Sports Operations

HOLMES, Pa.- The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce the newest addition to their team, Tom Sinnott. The foundation recognized that as they grew they needed someone to take over the daily tasks of managing the sports operations aspect of the foundation and Tom was the perfect fit. Tom brings a variety of experience to  … Read more

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Former Lacrosse players reconnect while supporting HEADstrong’s mission

By: Jennifer Hoffman For Steve Field, Phil Marchese, Rob McCracken and Corey Munsterteiger it was a no brainer when Jeff Baxter asked them if they would be interested in dusting off their lax sticks and suiting up for the Lake Placid Summit Classic lacrosse tournament. The four former college lacrosse players are just a small  … Read more

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Find Your Voice Challenge

One of the last things that Nick Colleluori said to his brother Michael was to find his voice. Now we at HEADstrong Foundation are turning that wish into a reality.  Cancer is so common that unfortunately everyone knows of at least one person who has received the life changing diagnosis. But what most people don’t  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: Meet Jerry & Lori Hudgins

By: Jennifer Hoffman Jerry and Lori Hudgins have been involved with HEADstrong for over 10 years. Between volunteering at numerous events, to their son Nate playing lacrosse in the Lehigh Valley, the foundation and the Colleluori family have intertwined themselves into the Hudgins life. It all started at the Big City Classic lacrosse tournament in  … Read more

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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  … Read more

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2nd Annual Teeing Off Against Cancer raises $52,210 for the HEADstrong Foundation

Rain or shine the show must go on. Those words could not have been more true for HEADstrong’s 2nd annual Teeing Off Against Cancer Golf Outing. Despite the weather, the outing still went off without a hitch and was able to raise $52,210 for the foundation. 120 golfers participated in the sold out event and  … Read more

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Survivor Stories: From Lymphoma Survivor to HEADstrong Intern, Meet Brandon Krausse.

By: Jennifer Hoffman Lacrosse has been a part of Brandon Krausse’s life ever since he can remember. As a little kid he would go to his local lacrosse shop and pick up different kinds of equipment, but the piece that always caught his eye were lime green shoelaces. “I always bought them because I liked  … Read more

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Take Action: Make the Most of Your Summer by Volunteering

Are you looking to make a positive impact on those affected by cancer? Turn your passion for helping others into action by joining the HEADstrong Foundation as a volunteer. To help get your volunteer search started, HEADstrong has rounded up a few ways to give back, while doing something you love. Volunteer at Nick’s House  … Read more

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Legacy Global Sports Names HEADstrong Philanthropy Partner For National Lacrosse Classic

(Frederica, Delaware) – In an effort to strengthen their commitment to the development of the “holistic” student-athlete while serving the greater good, Legacy Global Sports is proud to announce a community partnership with the HEADstrong Foundation.  HEADstrong has been chosen to serve as the company’s philanthropy through selected lacrosse events beginning with the National Lacrosse  … Read more

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HEADstrong is Running aHEAD in Swarthmore

Holmes, PA. – The Swarthmore 5K Run and 1M Walk will take runners on a scenic tour around the borough of Swarthmore, including through the business district and Swarthmore College, and is perfect for all athletes, no matter what level of experience they have with running. Runners are encouraged to form a team, which can  … Read more

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HEADstrong is Running aHEAD of Cancer in Mullica Hill

Holmes, PA. – On September 7, 2019, the HEADstrong Foundation, in conjunction with Hill Creek Farms, will host a 5K race and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. Participants will have the unique opportunity to race through a beautiful apple orchard and working farmland. For the little ones under 10 years old,  … Read more

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HEADstrong is Running aHEAD in Fort Lauderdale

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  … Read more

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The Importance of Applying Sunscreen During the Summer Months

Summer is here and so is the warm weather! It’s time to start thinking about how to protect your skin from those harmful UV rays. While packing for your next outdoor adventure, don’t forget to grab one of the most important items: sunscreen. Why You Should Use Sunscreen Sure, you’ve heard about the importance of  … Read more

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Bergeron, Gay, Heller and Iacovino Set The Example During Go Lime 2019

(HOLMES, PA) – This past lacrosse season, athletes from across the country were inspired to use their performance on the field to assist the charitable mission of the HEADstrong Foundation through participating in Go Lime.  Four athletes in particular including; Gavin Bergeron of Littleton High School, Tanner Gay of the Patriot Stars, Jared Heller of  … Read more

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Philippines Lacrosse National Team Shows Support For HEADstrong During Heritage Cup 2019

PHILADELPHIA, PA – On Memorial Day weekend, the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship wasn’t the only major lacrosse event happening in the City of Brotherly Love. The Philippines Lacrosse National team, ranked No. 10 in the world by the FIL, competed in the men’s division of the Heritage Cup against teams from across the world. These  … Read more

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HEADstrong Unveils Honorary 40+ Roster To Complete At Lake Placid Summit Classic

PHILADELPHIA, PA. – The HEADstrong Foundation is announcing its honorary roster to play in the 30th anniversary of the Lake Placid Summit Classic, taking place this summer from August 5-11 in Lake Placid, New York. The 24 former collegiate athletes on the roster represent 14 different colleges, and they will be competing in the 40+  … Read more

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Going The Distance Against Cancer, HEADstrong Launches Running aHEAD of Cancer 5K Series – 3 Races Fall 2019

(PHILADELPHIA) – With a vision of scaling endurance challenges into 27 markets over the next decade, the HEADstrong Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to improving lives affected by cancer, is proud to announce 3 upcoming events, as part of the Running aHEAD of Cancer Series.  Given the athletic roots and platform of the HEADstrong Foundation,  … Read more

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Suds & Soul for HEADstrong Foundation’s Nick’s House – Friday, June 7th

A great night of Soul Music, Food, Beverages and Friendship all while supporting a great local cause supporting families coming to our town for treatment at Philadelphia’s worldclass cancer centers. Purchase your advanced tickets before the event – Tickets will be $25 the night of the event. Buy Now

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Delco Day – Saturday, June 1st at Marty Magee’s Irish Pub in Prospect Park, PA

The fourth installment of the greatest, most Delco party of the year returns! The officially recognized state holiday of Delco Day is June 10th, but that’s a Monday, so we’re doing it on June 1st, so we can still say, “6-1-Oh yeah!” or something like that… All proceeds go to HEADstrong Foundation, an amazing charity  … Read more

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May: Brain Cancer Awareness Month

More than 23,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with brain cancer and other nervous system cancers each year, according to the American Association for Cancer Research. Here at the HEADstrong Foundation, we have had the privilege to help families who have been affected by brain cancer. One of these families is the Geary’s.  … Read more

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HEADstrong Seeks Manager of Communications

  Manager of Communications HEADstrong Foundation seeks a professional to lead the company’s communication.  It’s time to turn up the volume increasing awareness to advance the mission of improving lives affected by cancer.    This individual will develop and implement the communication strategy ensuring the organization’s annual communication goals are reached. The ideal candidate is  … Read more

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HEADstrong Announces That Plans Are Underway for Nick’s House NYC

The HEADstrong Foundation, a charitable organization committed to improving lives affected by cancer through direct service to families, announced this week, that plans are underway to expand upon Nick’s House through a location which will serve those displaced to New York City in the pursuit of lifesaving cancer treatment.  With great success, the HEADstrong Foundation  … Read more

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Ultimate Events and Sports Announces HEADstrong Foundation as 2019 Project 120 Charity Benefactor

Continuing Project 120 Tournament’s Dedication to Charity, UES Names Cancer Charity with Ties to the Lacrosse Community as 2019 Project 120 Charity Benefactor In addition to providing youth players with an opportunity to face off against some of the best competition in the nation, Ultimate Events and Sports’ Project 120 tournament is committed to giving  … Read more

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Led By Viral Social Media Campaign; Inaugural Game Hair Havoc Raises $175,000 For HEADstrong

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart, Fox Sports NFL Kickoff Host Charissa Thompson and Professional Golfer/Social Media Personality Paige Spiranac were just 3 of the 16,000,000+ athletes from across the world that united in support of Steph Finley’s fight against Chordoma through Game Hair Havoc.  Chordoma is an extremely rare cancer which is diagnosed in just  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: The Prive Family

By Ed Morrone ed@headstrong.org Nate and Nettie Prive were living every young parent’s dream. It was early April in 2017 when the couple’s first child, Theodore, or Teddy for short, came into Nate and Nettie’s worlds. As is the case for most new parents, Teddy’s arrival flipped Nate and Nettie’s world on its axis. “It  … Read more

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Together vs. Cancer Month: How can you get involved?

In one form or another, cancer affects everyone and can change the course of people’s lives forever. More than 1.7 million new cancer cases are expected this year alone. So, the big question is: how can you help fight cancer? You can’t hide from it and you can’t pretend it’s not there. The best way  … Read more

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Survivor and HEADstrong supporter Abby Fox finds healing through softball

By Mary Murray The summer of 2017 was full of concerts, college softball showcases and all around fun for soon-to-be 16-year-old Swedesboro, N.J., native Abby Fox. As Fox was gearing up for the beginning of her sophomore year at Kingsway Regional High School, she began to feel constantly fatigued and found random bruises on her  … Read more

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Inaugural Charlotte Grace 5K/1-mile Fun Run set for Saturday, April 6

By Mary Murray This Saturday, April 6, marks the inaugural Charlotte Grace 5K. The event includes a 5K race, 1-mile Fun Run/Walk and Kids Races in at East Goshen Park (1661 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA). The event begins at 10 a.m. and aims to strengthen the efforts of the HEADstrong Foundation’s commitment to families  … Read more

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Local high school players McCloskey, Matsinger Go Lime and pledge stats to HEADstrong

By Ed Morrone ed@headstrong.org HEADstrong has so many supporters around the country — and now even the globe following its Game Hair Havoc social media campaign that went viral — that sometimes the efforts of its locally-grown fundraisers can become lost in the shuffle. At the end of the day, HEADstrong is a community organization  … Read more

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HEADstrong Lacrosse Club holding boys and girls tryouts in South Jersey on April 6-7

By Ryan Brong The HEADstrong Lacrosse Club is holding tryouts for the upcoming season for both boys and girls teams in South Jersey this coming weekend (April 6-7). Tryouts for both the boys and girls will take place at the Logan Township Football Field (2135 Township Line Road, Logan Township, NJ 08085). Youth through high  … Read more

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9th Annual Lime Light Gala was an evening to remember

By Ed Morrone ed@headstrong.org   As Fox 29 traffic reporter and master of ceremonies Bob Kelly took the stage last Friday night, he glanced out at a sea of 500 people, many of whom were clutching and waving lime green HEADstrong towels above their heads. In that moment, one thing was crystal clear: the 9th  … Read more

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In Her Own Words: Nick’s House Stories — Daneen Pettit

Daneen Pettit came to stay at Nick’s House Swarthmore in late January from Erie, Pa., more than six hours away, to receive proton radiation therapy for a brain tumor that was causing seizures. For the approximately six weeks Daneen was a guest at Nick’s House, her positive energy was a ubiquitous force in the home;  … Read more

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On eve of lax season, Parkland’s James Cipolla has already raised more than $3k for HEADstrong

By Ryan Brong James Cipolla, a senior at Parkland High School in Allentown, Pa., was the East Penn Conference Most Valuable Player last season, racking up a staggering 70 goals and 46 assists. His highlight reels are a sight to behold, and Cipolla is committed to play lacrosse at the Ohio State University. Cipolla first  … Read more

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HEADstrong Lacrosse Club Hosts N.J. & P.A. Summer Camp Series

The HEADstrong Lacrosse Club is excited to announce its 2019 Summer Camp Series, with three camps located in Swedesboro, N.J., Lower Township, N.J. and Lehigh, P.A. aimed toward any lacrosse player looking to elevate his or her game. “Our Nick aspired to be an educator, coach, and counselor, and that burning desire to positively influence  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: Haley Snyder

By Ed Morrone ed@headstrong.org Haley Snyder quickly found out two things after being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at the age of 23: cancer is depressing, and cancer is expensive. While cancer is obviously known to attack a person’s physical health, it can also be a drain on one’s psyche and bank account. Nick’s  … Read more

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Registration is LIVE for HEADstrong’s next Game Hair Havoc Instagram Challenge

Game Hair Havoc is officially underway, and the world has taken notice! In case you’re not one of the thousands around the globe who have participated already, here’s a refresher: Led by lacrosse star and cancer fighter Stephanie Finley, Game Hair Havoc is a NEW online fundraising campaign encouraging women’s lacrosse players and teams —  … Read more

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Survivor Stephanie Finley Uses Her Story to Rally Lacrosse Community, Lead Game Hair Havoc Campaign

For Stephanie Finley, the stunning diagnosis came as a literal one-in-a-million uppercut. Now, after enduring the fight of her life for much of the past year, Finley is hoping her story of hope galvanizes the female lacrosse community as she officially settles into her new role as the face of the HEADstrong Foundation’s Game Hair  … Read more

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Strath Haven, Springton Lake Middle Schools Offer Service to HEADstrong

Each year on the Friday before Martin Luther King Day, the eighth graders of Strath Haven Middle School embark upon a service project designed to give back to the community where they call home. On Jan. 18, approximately 15 of those students gathered inside the Swarthmore Community Center to make good on their choice of  … Read more

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Nick Colleluori to be inducted into the Eastern PA Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Feb. 9

Nick Colleluori to be inducted into the Eastern PA Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Feb. 9 HEADstrong founder Nicholas Colleluori will be inducted posthumously to the US Lacrosse Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club (815 Thomas Road, Lafayette Hill, PA, 19444). The induction celebration will include  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: Nolan Redmond

By Ed Morrone ed@headstrong.org For his first birthday back home in Williamsport, Pa., Nolan Redmond was treated for the first time to the delicious taste of cake and ice cream. After more than 300 days spent inside hospitals during the first year of his life, the big guy had earned all the sweets that came  … Read more

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HEADstrong Night With The Philadelphia Wings

  HEADstrong Night With The Philadelphia Wings Date: 01/16/2019 For Immediate Release Contact: Ed Morrone Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: info@headstrong.org HOLMES, Pa. — Join the HEADstrong Foundation for the Philadelphia Wings lacrosse home opener on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Wells Fargo Center. Come cheer on the Wings at 1 p.m. against the Buffalo Bandits for the  … Read more

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HEADstrong & Lax Star/Cancer Fighter Stephanie Finley Team-Up To Launch Game Hair Havoc

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Over the past year, lacrosse star and former James Madison All-American attacker Stephanie Finley has been in the fight of her life against cancer.  In March 2018, after experiencing symptoms, Finley was diagnosed with Chordoma, an extremely rare cancer that occurs in the bones of the skull base and spine. Chordoma is  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: Steve and Laurie Stasonis

By Ed Morrone ed@headstrong.org Steve and Laurie Stasonis anticipated spending their 29th wedding anniversary in their adopted hometown of Pulaski, New York. The bucolic, idyllic fishing hamlet 30 miles north of Syracuse has served as the Stasonis home base for the last 20 years (the couple is originally from Connecticut), where they enjoy a plethora  … Read more

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HEADstrong FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 19, 2018) – As the Premier Lacrosse League continues its revolutionary approach to the sport, the league is announcing the formation of its community and charitable initiative, PLL Assists. PLL Assists is seeking to change the way sports leagues interact with their communities by building lasting relationships with programs around the country.  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: The Shook Family

By Ed Morrone ed@headstrong.org Scott and Carolyn Shook figured the biggest challenge they would face as a family in 2018 would be helping their only child, Krista, get through her senior year of high school and into her preferred college. Cancer, as it usually does, had other plans for Krista and the married couple of  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: The Dowdy Family

By Ed Morrone ed@headstrong.org Jean Dowdy already had enough to worry about with her daughter, Michelle, enduring a battle against cancer. The last thing she wanted on top of that stress was concern about the strange new house she and her family would be staying in while Michelle came to fight the disease in Philadelphia.  … Read more

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HEADstrong Seeks Social Media Intern Beginning Jan. 2019

HEADstrong Foundation Social Media Internship REPORTS TO: Vice President DURATION:  On or before January 2019 – May 2019  (Paid) LOCATION: Holmes and/or Swarthmore Offices in Delaware County, PA – there will be limited travel required but it will be reimbursed by the foundation.  10 hours per week. JOB SUMMARY:  The Social Media Intern is responsible  … Read more

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Donate A Turkey Meal to a Family Spending Thanksgiving in the Hospital

For Immediate Release Contact: Ed Morrone Phone: 610-461-5987 info@headstrong.org     HOLMES, Pa. — This coming Thanksgiving will commemorate the 11th consecutive year that the HEADstrong Foundation will coordinate and serve a traditional holiday feast to patients, as well as their families, receiving inpatient care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Every holiday  … Read more

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11th Annual Nick Colleluori Blood Drive Set for Nov. 10

For Immediate Release Contact: Ed Morrone Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: info@headstrong.org   On Saturday, Nov. 10, the HEADstrong Foundation will partner with the American Red Cross for the 11th Annual Nick Colleluori Blood Drive. Not only will the blood drive honor Colleluori’s own memory and legacy, but also provide an urgent need for blood for the  … Read more

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Lafayette’s John Natoli is HEADstrong’s Top Go Lime Fundraiser for 2nd Straight Year

For Immediate Release   Contact: Ed Morrone Phone: 610-461-5987   Email: ed@headstrong.org A Division-I lacrosse player himself, John Natoli personally resonated with the person Nick Colleluori was. It was for this reason that Natoli knew that he had to get involved in raising funds for the HEADstrong Foundation, but even he couldn’t have anticipated the  … Read more

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HEADstrong Unveils Plans for Division III and University City Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse Classics

For Immediate Release   Contact: Ed Morrone Phone: 610-461-5987   Email: Info@HEADstrong.org   HEADstrong to Host Three Local Philanthropic Lacrosse Events on Oct. 20-21 HOLMES, Pa. — The HEADstrong Foundation will host its final three fall lacrosse events on Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21: the University City Men’s and Women’s Classics, as well  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: Chaim & Edna Babad

By Ed Morrone ed@headstrong.org Chaim and Edna Babad come from a place on the other side of the world, so it’s safe to say the married couple of 45 years had just about seen all life had to offer. Then they came to Nick’s House Swarthmore. The Babad’s, originally from Israel, have called Ocean Township,  … Read more

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HEADstrong Announces Three More Fall Lacrosse Philanthropic Events to be Held on Oct. 13

For Immediate Release   Contact: Ed Morrone Phone: 610-461-5987   Email: Info@HEADstrong.org HOLMES, Pa. — The HEADstrong Foundation will host its next three fall lacrosse events on Saturday, Oct. 13: the Nick Colleluori Men’s Lacrosse Long Island Classic, the Nick Colleluori Men’s Lacrosse Albany Classic and the College Lacrosse Against Cancer Classic. Since 2007, HEADstrong  … Read more

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Academy Park High football team to host Go Lime game on Oct. 5

For Immediate Release Contact: Ed Morrone Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: ed@headstrong.org The Academy Park High School football team will host a Go Lime game to benefit the HEADstrong Foundation during its homecoming on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. The contest versus Chichester High School will take place at Academy Park, located at 300 Calcon Hook  … Read more

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HEADstrong Announces Coach Schambach Memorial and Nick Colleluori Women’s Lacrosse Classics on 10/7

For Immediate Release        Contact: Ed Morrone Phone: 610-461-5987      Email: Info@HEADstrong.org HOLMES, Pa. — The HEADstrong Foundation will host its first two fall lacrosse events on Sunday, Oct. 7: The Coach Schambach Memorial Men’s Lacrosse Classic and the Nick Colleluori Women’s Lacrosse Classic. Since 2007, HEADstrong has presented a series of fall  … Read more

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Lax Stache Madness Heads Into Year 10 With Hopes Of Engaging College Teams Nationwide

For Immediate Release Contact: Pat Colleluori 610-461-5987 Info@HEADstrong.org HOLMES, Pa. — As a senior at the University of Virginia, Ken Clausen never imagined that his creation, Lax Stache Madness, would ever surpass the $1 million fundraising mark. Clausen and company celebrated this feat just last year “I still can’t believe it,” Clausen said. “Over the  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: Ward & Barbara Lathrop

By Ed Morrone ed@headstrong.org When Barbara Lathrop stepped inside Nick’s House Swarthmore for the first time on July 24, her mouth physically dropped open. Eight months prior, her husband of 54 years, Ward, woke up with double vision in his eyes. After consulting with the local doctor and hospital near their home in Clinton, N.J.,  … Read more

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BHCU kicks up community involvement in Run the Park Challenge

BHCU has been involved in the HEADstrong Foundation’s Annual Run the Park Challenge for the last three years, setting up tables along the course and watching the community come together to rally for a good cause. For this year’s race on Sept. 23 (Click HERE to register/donate), BHCU, led by two dedicated employees, is taking  … Read more

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3-time cancer survivor Jessy Kyle lends her voice to the HEADstrong cause

By Ed Morrone ed@headstrong.org Almost a decade ago at the age of 36, Jessy Kyle found herself confined to another hospital room, diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for the third time in her life. This time around, Kyle had a daughter, Malia, who was just over a year old at the time. While going through chemotherapy  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: Holly Sheppard

By Ed Morrone ed@headstrong.org As a nurse for 31 years, Holly Sheppard was always in the business of helping others. That is, until she needed some help of her own. Sheppard, a Toms River, N.J. native who now calls Port Orange, Fla. home, began her confusing, frustrating odyssey in 2014 when she was misdiagnosed with  … Read more

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HEADstrong to honor 17-year-old cancer survivor at Run the Park Challenge

By Ed Morrone ed@headstrong.org   NOTE: The HEADstrong Foundation will honor Marple Newtown High School senior — and cancer survivor — Sal Tartaglia at its annual Run the Park Challenge on Sunday, Sept. 23. To register for the 5K run or 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, or to donate to the cause, click here.  Take advantage of  … Read more

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HEADstrong Volunteer Stories: David & Deb Calvaresi

By Ed Morrone ed@headstrong.org This week’s Nick’s House volunteer Q&A focuses on David & Deb Calvaresi, a married couple who used their own experience of having a child go through a cancer diagnosis as an impetus to volunteer and give back to charitable organizations. David is the founder of ValSource, a successful company that “delivers  … Read more

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HEADstrong Volunteer Stories: Lauren O’Donnell

By Ed Morrone ed@headstrong.org   This week’s HEADstrong/Nick’s House volunteer post focuses on Lauren O’Donnell. Lauren was inspired to volunteer for HEADstrong as a lacrosse mom, and also as an occupational therapist with a desire to help people.    READ MORE: Jill Quinn gives back to HEADstrong and Nick’s House following the passing of her  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: Mary & Larry Mancino

By Ed Morrone ed@headstrong.org   When Mary Mancino and her husband of 27 years, Larry, were accepted to stay at Nick’s House Swarthmore during Larry’s treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, it was always assumed the two would be living there together. However, like life in general, cancer is in the business of throwing curveballs. In this  … Read more

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Understanding A Key Difference: HEADstrong Foundation vs. The Headstrong Project

In the interest of ensuring that no one is confused about two distinct nonprofits, we are writing this to describe the focus of each organization. The HEADstrong Foundation is a nonprofit focused on improving the lives of people affected by cancer. The Headstrong Project provides mental health care treatment for military veterans and their families. Please find below  … Read more

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5th Annual Run the Park Challenge Set for Sept. 23

For Immediate Release        Contact: Ed Morrone Phone: 610-461-5987      Email: Info@HEADstrong.org   5,000 Steps For Families Affected by Cancer: 5th Annual Run the Park Challenge Set For Sept. 23 On Sunday, Sept. 23, the HEADstrong Foundation will present the 5th Annual Run The Park Challenge. This is an event for the entire  … Read more

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HEADstrong Volunteer Stories: Jill Quinn

By Ed Morrone ed@headstrong.org   This week’s HEADstrong/Nick’s House volunteer post focuses on Jill Quinn. Jill was inspired to join the foundation’s cause after a chance encounter with HEADstrong President Cheryl Colleluori during a HEADstrong event at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where Jill’s son, Jeffrey, was being treated for leukemia.   READ  … Read more

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3D Mid-Atlantic Captures HEADstrong’s National Lax-Off Against Cancer Title

For Immediate Release July 26, 2018 Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org Over the past six weeks, more than 75 lacrosse clubs duked it out for the National Championship of Giving as part of the National Lax-Off Against Cancer, a survive and advance digital fundraising tournament supporting the HEADstrong Foundation.  Led by cancer survivors  … Read more

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HEADstrong Volunteer Stories: Marty Spiegel

By Ed Morrone ed@headstrong.org   Beginning this week and stretching into the weeks and months to come, HEADstrong will be taking a closer look at some of the foundation’s volunteers, most notably at Nick’s House. The inaugural post highlights Marty Spiegel, a Swarthmore resident and the town’s former downtown coordinator. In his career, Marty has  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: The Batzel Family

By Ed Morrone ed@headstrong.org With a fresh lung cancer diagnosis in tow, Joe Batzel made no bones about it: if not for the HEADstrong Foundation, he’d be home in the Scranton area, enjoying whatever time in his life he had left with his family. The discovery of the tumor — wrapped around one of Batzel’s  … Read more

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HEADing to Israel: HEADstrong’s Bender Set to Coach on Lacrosse’s Big State

  Written by Jason Hannigan, HEADstrong Foundation intern Mike Bender, the Director for the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club of the Lehigh Valley, is, in his words, pretty athletic, but nothing too special. Bender’s journey in the sport, however, tells an entirely different story. Lacrosse has afforded Bender, a former standout and Adidas All-American player at Emmaus  … Read more

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HEADstrong Lacrosse Club Tryouts For the 2018/2019 Season

HEADstrong Lacrosse Club Tryouts For the 2018/2019 Season Written By Jason Hannigan For more than a decade, the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club have been on the winning end of the fight against cancer, playing a pivotal role in raising national cancer awareness and funds to benefit those affected by the disease. HEADstrong Lacrosse players are recognizable  … Read more

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Southern Lehigh raises more than $8500 on Cancer Awareness Day

  Emmaus and Southern Lehigh Lacrosse scored early and often on April 21, but the result was much greater than what was reflected on the final scoreboard at Emmaus Memorial Field. Southern Lehigh defeated its traditional rivals, 13-6, on Cancer Awareness Day. But rather than rejoice after their big victory on the field, the visiting  … Read more

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HEADstrong Presents 5th Annual Run the Park on 9/23

  On Sunday, Sept. 23, the HEADstrong Foundation will present the 5th Annual Run the Park Challenge, a 5K Race and 1M Walk in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania.   The Run the Park Challenge is an annual event that assists local families and funds complimentary nights at Nick’s House, a guest family residence, operated by HEADstrong  … Read more

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Inaugural Teeing-Off Against Cancer Golf Outing

On Thursday, July 12, 2018, the HEADstrong Foundation will hold the Inaugural Teeing-Off Against Cancer golf outing to benefit families in their fight against cancer through Nick’s House, as well as other programs dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by the disease. The special golf outing will take place at Springfield Country Club,  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: Gemma & Butch Geary

On Feb. 19, Gemma Geary was enjoying sleigh riding with her niece, nephew and grandchildren. Later that day, her world changed forever. “I got home later, and my arm just went numb,” Gemma recalled. “I went to the hospital for a scan, and I was told they found a mass; I’m not a radiologist, but  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: Frida & Celia Menendez

When Celia Menendez and her husband, Fernando, first noticed the severe bruises on their daughter’s body, they figured she was being bullied at school. It began in 2015, when Frida Menendez was just 8 years old. Despite Frida’s insistence that none of her classmates were bullying her, the Menendez family, of Syracuse, N.Y., had to  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: Lexi and Christen Cable

As a 6-year-old girl, Lexi Cable’s likes are pretty typical: pirates, superheroes and Paw Patrol. Atypical is the fact that she’s been treated for cancer for half of her life. Lexi was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a cancer that affects cells in the immune system, in Feb. 2015. The disease starts in  … Read more

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Rockville Centre Lacrosse raises more than $27,000 in 27K Shot Challenge

  Rockville Centre, NY – The Rockville Centre Lacrosse Club presented the 27K Shot Challenge on March 10 in support of the HEADstrong Foundation. Lacrosse players from Rockville Centre and the surrounding area participated in an 11-hour continuous shooting barrage that began at 8 a.m. The event raised $27,135, according to organizer Tommy Susko, assistant men’s lacrosse coach  … Read more

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HEADstrong Unveils 2018 Summer Lacrosse Camp Series

PHILADELPHIA — The HEADstrong Lacrosse Club is excited to announce the return of its Summer Lacrosse Camp Series. Any lacrosse player looking to elevate his or her game, while also looking for a place to be empowered to make a difference in their communities, will find that at the HEADstrong camps. HEADstrong will host the following camps  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: Emil and Michelle Boures

Ed Morrone Ed@HEADstrong.org 610-461-5987 ext. 303 Emil Boures is a man of few words. His wife of 35 years, Michelle, is not. Emil always preferred to let his play on the football field do the talking. A former offensive lineman at the University of Pittsburgh, where he met Michelle, a cheerleader, Emil was drafted by  … Read more

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N.C. high school student pledges dollars to HEADstrong through lacrosse

Ed Morrone Ed@HEADstrong.org 610-461-5987 ext. 303 Look to your right. Look to your left. Look in the mirror. Odds are you’ve just connected to someone affected by cancer. When Anthony Todaro decided to pledge his support to the HEADstrong Foundation, these were his own words he listed atop his fundraising campaign page. Todaro may only  … Read more

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Ridley High School puts phones away to benefit HEADstrong

Ed Morrone Ed@HEADstrong.org 610-461-5987 ext. 303 As a high school English teacher, Brigid Ward has a daily front row seat to witness how much teenagers are glued to their cell phones. So she issued a challenge to her tenth through twelfth grade classes at Ridley High School: put your phone away — and keep it away  … Read more

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HEADstrong announces 1st Annual Teeing-Off Against Cancer Golf Outing on 7/12

Ed Morrone Ed@HEADstrong.org 610-461-5987 ext. 303 Press Alert   PHILADELPHIA — On Thursday, July 12, 2018, the HEADstrong Foundation will hold the 1st Annual Teeing-Off Against Cancer golf outing to benefit families in their fight against cancer through Nick’s House, as well as other programs dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by the disease.  … Read more

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Tyler Collins, 11, Faces Off Against Cancer

Ed Morrone Ed@HEADstrong.org 610-461-5987 ext. 303 As an 11-year-old in the fifth grade, Tyler Collins is learning more about real-life responsibility than most kids his age. Collins attends the Roosevelt School in Lyndenhurst, N.J., as well as The Faceoff Academy (FOA), which teaches him how to excel in his favorite sport of lacrosse. And while  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: John and Sofia Telford

Ed Morrone Ed@HEADstrong.org 610-461-5987 ext. 303 John and Sofia Telford hail from different sides of the globe. But now, they are each other’s entire world. The now-married couple first met in the 1980s while both were computer science professors at Salem State University in Massachusetts. They taught alongside each other for many years, becoming the  … Read more

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Jake Rudd’s Story

  (The Rudd Family, L-R: Ella, Lisa, Jake and Kevin) On the surface, Jake Rudd is just like any other 15-year-old boy. He loves sports, namely lacrosse, hanging out with his friends and has an obsessive addiction to the video game “Fortnite.” But dig a little deeper, and it becomes crystal clear that Rudd is  … Read more

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Inaugural All-HEADstrong Teams for NCAA Lacrosse

PHILADELPHIA – This year, more than 383 collegiate athletic programs nationwide have championed the mission of the HEADstrong Foundation through a variety of ways. From leading community service projects to organizing events to participation in fundraising campaigns, student philanthropy continues to be a key component in the evolution of the HEADstrong Foundation and its ability to improve  … Read more

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Duke And Marquette To Unite On The Field To Fund A Guest Family Room At Nick’s House, April 20th

DURHAM, NC – On Saturday, April 20th, the #3 Duke Blue Devils will host the Marquette Golden Eagles in the annual HEAD Coaches Classic at 7PM EST. The game will be broadcasted on ACC ESPN Network Extra and is expected to gather a capacity crowd at Koskinen Stadium. This will be the 4th year that  … Read more

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2SP Brewing to Host Delco Spelling Bee for HEADstrong at Teresa’s Café & Next Door Bar 4/8

WAYNE, PA – This Sunday, April 8th 2SP Brewing Company will present the Inaugural Delco Spelling Bee at Teresa’s Café & Next Door Bar located at 124 N Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA.  The Delco Spelling Bee promises to be an unforgettable event with the spelling fun getting underway at 5:00PM. 2SP expects a capacity crowd  … Read more

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8th Annual Lime Light Gala; A Night To Remember

It didn’t take long to realize that the eighth annual Lime Light Gala had something special going for it. The atmosphere at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing had already reached a high point before the event’s live appeal, which was highlighted by a live discussion with Chris Hallack at Nick’s House. Hallack, a cop  … Read more

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NATIONAL LAX-OFF AGAINST CANCER SUPPORTING HEADSTRONG; 6/1-7/22

HEADSTRONG INTRODUCES NEW DIGITAL BRACKET TOURNAMENT ENGAGING LACROSSE CLUBS NATIONWIDE Jake Rudd and Kathleen O’Connor share a love for the game of lacrosse and now unfortunately cancer. Rudd, 14, a student-athlete from Wayne, NJ is battling Ewing’s Sarcoma and O’Connor, 22, a member of the Villanova University women’s lacrosse team is amidst a fight against  … Read more

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Sports Marketing and Community Relations Internship

REPORTS TO: Director of Fundraising Programs (Jeff Baxter – HR@HEADstrong.org) DURATION: Summer 2018 Semester (May to August): Full-Time 40 Hours – Paid LOCATION: Holmes and/or Swarthmore Offices in Delaware County, PA – there will be limited travel required but it will be reimbursed by the foundation. JOB SUMMARY: Our Community Engagement and Events Team is  … Read more

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Delco Flag Football League Tackles Cancer

You don’t have to look too hard if you’re trying to find Pat Warrington on Sundays. From March to May, and again from September to November, Warrington’s schedule is plenty booked. Warrington runs the Delco Flag League, an adult flag football league established in 2009 that will feature 150 athletes this spring, spread out over  … Read more

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Survivor & International Tower Climber Sally Kalksma To Receive The Nicholas E. Colleluori Award at 8th Annual Lime Light Gala, March 9

The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to present the eighth annual Lime Light Gala on Friday, March 9 at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. Held annually to recognize groundbreaking achievements and stories of hope while remembering those who have lost their fight, the Gala strives to help families affected by cancer. Click here for event  … Read more

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Penn Medicine’s Daniel Landsburg, MD To Receive HEADstrong Achievement Award at 8th Lime Light Gala, 3/9

The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to present the eighth annual Lime Light Gala on Friday, March 9 at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. Held annually to recognize groundbreaking achievements and stories of hope while remembering those who have lost their fight, the Gala strives to help families affected by cancer. Click here for event  … Read more

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Evie Clair, NBC’s AGT 2017 Finalist To HEADline 8th Annual Lime Light Gala, 3/9

The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to present the eighth annual Lime Light Gala on Friday, March 9 at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. Held annually to recognize groundbreaking achievements and stories of hope while remembering those who have lost their fight, the Gala strives to help families affected by cancer. Click here to purchase  … Read more

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Jeff Repsher is a HEADstrong Fighter battling leukemia

Jeff Repsher with his wife and kids Jeff Repsher is a HEADstrong Fighter battling leukemia. Click here to help support him in his fight. The signs were there, but to Jeff Repsher, they were nothing but an indicator that he’d fallen out of shape after a few weeks away from the softball diamond. Softball is  … Read more

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AJ Gonzalez Pledges Every Run This Season

Photo courtesy of AJ Gonzalez AJ Gonzalez is an 17-year-old baseball player for Carmel High School (N.Y.), and for every run that the Rams score this spring, $1 per person who wants to pledge will be donated to the HEADstrong Foundation. Click here to support AJ this season! AJ Gonzalez has dealt with cancer too  … Read more

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HEADstrong Limelight Gala 2018

The HEADstrong Foundation The HEADstrong Foundation is a direct resource allowing families to navigate their cancer journey with clarity, dignity, normalcy and quality of life.  HEADstrong upholds our commitment to those affected by the disease through the unequivocal support of our partners and volunteers. HEADstrong has a faithful mission to improve the lives of those  … Read more

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HEADstrong Empowering Community To Lace Up on 3/27 For National Shoelace Day

HEADstrong Foundation Getting A HEAD of Cancer Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Pat@HEADstrong.org PHILADELPHIA, PA – With Monday, March 27th being celebrated around the world as the birthday of the modern day shoelace, the HEADstrong Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to improving lives affected by cancer is empowering others to join their fight by  … Read more

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The Faceoff Academy Announces “Face-Off Against Cancer” In Support of HEADstrong Foundation

Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org PHILADELPHIA, PA – In effort to strengthen their commitment to developing the complete holistic student-athlete, The Faceoff Academy (FOA) is proud to announce a newly formed community partnership with the HEADstrong Foundation. The partnership is intended to raise funds to support the essential services provided by the HEADstrong  … Read more

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NetNation Announces “Save A Life” Campaign in Support of the HEADstrong Foundation

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Brian Dougherty, Drew Adams, Austin Kaut and Niko Amato are revered as four of the most accomplished goaltenders in game of the lacrosse and while saving shots is what these four are best known for, this ensemble is now joining forces with the HEADstrong Foundation to save lives affected by cancer.  NetNation,  … Read more

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College Lacrosse Teams Unite To Support Families Affected By Cancer; Recognizing April As USILA HEADstrong Month

ROCHESTER, NY – The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association is proud to announce plans for HEADstrong Cancer Awareness Month this April. The USILA is empowering more than 360 DI, DII and DIII men’s lacrosse teams to unite on the playing field during the month long campaign to raise awareness and funds to support the essential  … Read more

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To Nick Colleluori, “Schnell” Was Much More Than A Coach

Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org   HEADstrong Mourns the Loss of Legendary Coach Carl Schnellenbach   HOLMES, PA – HEADstrong founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori and Coach Carl “Schnell” Schellenbach had a very special relationship.  And while it was a connection that was fostered on the athletic plain their bond solidified during Colleluori’s 14-month  … Read more

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The Man Behind Nick’s House How Pat Colleluori’s Encounter With A Family Living In Their Car Inspired The Creation Of Nick’s House

Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org The Man Behind Nick’s House How Pat Colleluori’s Encounter With A Family Living In Their Car Inspired The Creation Of Nick’s House HOLMES, PA – After working a grueling 10-hour day and sitting in gridlocked traffic, an exhausted Pat Colleluori Sr. prepared dinner for his family and trekked  … Read more

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HEADSTRONG FOUNDATION TO CUT RIBBON AND DEDICATE NEW SUPPORT HOUSE FOR FAMILIES SEEKING COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CARE ON DECEMBER 11 NICK’S HOUSE SWARTHMORE TO PROVIDE 2,555 COMPLIMENTARY NIGHTS OF COMFORT AND SUPPORT TO CANCER PATIENTS’ FAMILIES

For Immediate Release Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org   SWARTHMORE, PA – The HEADstrong Foundation, a Philadelphia-area based non-profit organization designed to ease the anxieties and burdens plaguing families affected by cancer, will cut the ribbon and officially open the 7,000-sq. ft. fully refurbished seven-bedroom, 12-room Nick’s House in Swarthmore, PA (200 S. Chester Road,  … Read more

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LaxStache Madness Grows Record Breaking $245,000, Surpassing $1,000,000 for HEADstrong

Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org   PHILADELPHIA – It’s time to break out those razors, say goodbye to those lip warmers and celebrate LaxStache history.  Over the past 6 weeks more than 1,395 college lacrosse players representing 77 teams united by growing their mustaches, raising money and participating in LaxStache Madness.  The annual  … Read more

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HEADstrong FOUNDATION TO CUT RIBBON AND DEDICATE NEW SUPPORT HOUSE FOR FAMILIES SEEKING COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CARE ON DECEMBER 11

SWARTHMORE, PA – The HEADstrong Foundation, a Philadelphia-area based non-profit organization designed to ease the anxieties and burdens plaguing families affected by cancer, will cut the ribbon and officially open the 7,000-sq. ft. fully refurbished seven-bedroom, 12-room Nick’s House in Swarthmore, PA (200 S. Chester Road, Swarthmore, PA), on Monday, December 11 at 6 p.m.  … Read more

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HEADstrong Serving Hope This Thanksgiving At HUP

For Immediate Release Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org PHILADELPHIA, PA – This Thanksgiving will mark the 11th year that the HEADstrong Foundation will coordinate and serve the traditional holiday feast to the patients and families receiving inpatient care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Annually, the Colleluori family alongside of a  … Read more

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Nick’s House Swarthmore Beginning To Take Shape; Progress Report

For Immediate Release Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org   Swarthmore, MA – The internal and external enhancements and modifications continue at Nick’s House Swarthmore.  Construction and renovations have been ongoing since July, when the HEADstrong Foundation broke ground on the 8,000 square foot home, originally constructed in 1893.  The home is currently being  … Read more

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HEADstrong Adds Mahony To Drive Graphics Department and Admin Core

For Immediate Release Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org   HOLMES, PA – The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce the addition of Sarah Mahony to spearhead graphic design and administrative responsibilities for the non-profit organization.  Prior to her full-time employment with the organization, Sarah served in a volunteer capacity, leading HEADstrong’s patient advocacy  … Read more

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HEADstrong Brings Baxter On Board to Lead Fundraising Efforts

For Immediate Release Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org   HOLMES, PA – The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce the addition of Jeff Baxter to lead its fundraising and development team.  Baxter serves as Director of Fundraising for the organization.  Baxter’s experiences includes event management, specializing in non-profit and community events.  Prior to  … Read more

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New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan Launches Hands For HEADstrong Campaign

For Immediate Release Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org   Foxborough, MA – With the National Football League taking a stance against cancer during the month of October, New England Patriots Wide Receiver #15 Chris Hogan is proud to announce Chris Hogan’s Hands for HEADstrong campaign.  Hogan reaffirmed his commitment to pledging each catch  … Read more

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41 Teams Unite During HEADstrong’s Fall Fundraising Series To Raise $200,000 For Families Affected By Cancer

For Immediate Release Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org   HOLMES, PA – HEADstrong’s 2017 Fall Fundraising Series concluded on Sunday, October 22nd with a beautiful day of college lacrosse at the University City Classic held at Penn Park on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.  The event was just one of 8  … Read more

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1st HEADstrong Women’s Lacrosse Day To Feature 4 Events and 21 Teams, 10/15

For Immediate Release Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org   HOLMES, PA – Sunday, October 15th is shaping up be the largest single women’s lacrosse day in the history of the HEADstrong Foundation.  That day, Hofstra University, Long Island University Post, Rutgers University and University of Pennsylvania will be hosting fall scrimmages dedicated to  … Read more

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Stage Set For Nicholas Colleluori Classic Long Island at Hofstra, 10/14

For Immediate Release Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org   HEMPSTEAD, NY – On Saturday, October 14th, 5 NCAA men’s lacrosse teams including Bucknell University, Hofstra University, Lehigh University, Penn State University and University of Hartford will meet at James M. Shuart Stadium on the campus of Hofstra University to participate in the 11th  … Read more

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4 Teams To Go HEAD to HEAD at Nicholas Colleluori Classic Baltimore at Boy’s Latin, 10/15

For Immediate Release Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org   BALTIMORE, MD – On Sunday, October 15th, 4 NCAA men’s lacrosse teams including Army, Johns Hopkins University, University of Albany and University of Richmond will compete at the Nicholas Colleluori Classic Baltimore at the Boy’s Latin School of Maryland.  This is the 3rd year  … Read more

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HEADstrong Taps Former Delaware Wide Receiver Nijha White To Lead Football Efforts

HOLMES, PA – The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce the addition of former University of Delaware football standout Nijha White to their fundraising and development team. In the role, White will lead fundraising specific to high school and college football. As a former player and current coach at Malvern Preparatory School, White will serve  … Read more

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HEADstrong Kicks Off Turkey Drive Leading To Annual Thanksgiving Feast

For Immediate Release Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org   HOLMES, PA – Beginning on October 1st and leading up to the Thanksgiving, the HEADstrong Foundation will be hosting their annual Turkey Drive, encouraging supporters to pledge $27.00 to fund a Thanksgiving meal for someone receiving inpatient care at the Abramson Cancer Center of  … Read more

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1st HEADstrong Women’s Lacrosse Day To Feature 4 Events and 21 Teams, 10/15

HOLMES, PA – Sunday, October 15th is shaping up be the largest single women’s lacrosse day in the history of the HEADstrong Foundation.  That day, Hofstra University, Long Island University Post, Rutgers University and University of Pennsylvania will be hosting fall scrimmages dedicated to the advancing the cause.  The events will feature 21 top tiered  … Read more

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Stage Set For Nicholas Colleluori Classic Long Island at Hofstra, 10/14

For Immediate Release Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org   Stage Set For Nicholas Colleluori Classic Long Island at Hofstra, 10/14   HEMPSTEAD, NY – On Saturday, October 14th, 5 NCAA men’s lacrosse teams including Bucknell University, Hofstra University, Lehigh University, Penn State University and University of Hartford will meet at James M. Shuart  … Read more

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Friends Organize Paddle Out For Deb Calvaresi at Marsh Creek State Park, 9/30

For Immediate Release Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org DOWNINGTOWN, PA – On Saturday, September 30th at Marsh Creek State Park from 10:00AM-1:00PM, friends of the Calvaresi family will host a very special event to support the family and a cause very near to their hearts, the HEADstrong Foundation.  Organizers are encouraging the community  … Read more

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9 Special College Lacrosse Events Supporting HEADstrong Announced For This Fall

For Immediate Release Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org HOLMES, PA – This fall, the lacrosse community will commemorate the 11th anniversary of Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori’s courageous battle against non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma through 9 special fundraising events supporting his vision, the HEADstrong Foundation. The events will feature more than 41 NCAA men’s and women’s lacrosse  … Read more

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Swarthmore neighbors lose battle with HEADstrong

Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge Spiros E. Angelos has denied an appeal from opponents of the nonprofit HEADstrong Foundation who claimed Swarthmore Borough Council abused its discretion in approving an accommodation to open a new residence for cancer patients and their caregivers.

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HEADstrong Foundation and Five Four Club

The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce a partnership and deal with our friends at Five Four Club. Our loyal HEADstrong customers will be able to get a deal on all Five Four clothing items and accessories. Each subscription to the Five Four Club service will benefit cancer patients and their families. You may be  … Read more

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HEADstrong seeking Fundraising Specialist

HEADstrong Foundation is currently seeking a full-time Fundraising Specialist to become an integral part of our team! The candidate will be responsible for organizing activities to raise funds, solicit and gather monetary donations. This person will manage key relationships with partners, team captains and top fundraisers to maximize recruitment, retention, and revenue. They will collaborate  … Read more

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HEADstrong to Host Ceremonial Groundbreaking at Nick’s House Swarthmore, 7/6

HEADstrong Foundation Improving Lives Affected By Cancer Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Pat@HEADstrong.org MEDIA ALERT   HEADstrong to Host Ceremonial Groundbreaking at Nick’s House Swarthmore, 7/6 EVENT: Nick’s House Swarthmore Groundbreaking Ceremony DATE: Thursday, July 6, 2017 LOCATION: Nick’s House Swarthmore ADDRESS:  200 S. Chester Road, Swarthmore, PA 19081 TIME: 11:00AM-12:00PM HEADSTRONG MEDIA/SITE CONTACT: Pat Colleluori – (m) 610-952-8191 or  … Read more

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

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  … Read more

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USILA/HEADSTRONG CANCER AWARENESS MONTH SET TO BEGIN

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  … Read more

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Hofstra Remembers Nick Colleluori

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HEADstrong Empowering Community To Lace Up on 3/27 For National Shoelace Day

       For Immediate Release HEADstrong Foundation Getting A HEAD of Cancer Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Pat@HEADstrong.org HEADstrong Empowering Community To Lace Up on 3/27 For National Shoelace Day PHILADELPHIA, PA – With Monday, March 27th being celebrated around the world as the birthday of the modern day shoelace, the HEADstrong Foundation, a non-profit organization committed  … Read more

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HEADstrong Announces 2017 Summer Lacrosse Camp Series Supporting Families Affected By Cancer

       For Immediate Release HEADstrong Foundation Getting A HEAD of Cancer Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Pat@HEADstrong.org   HEADstrong Announces 2017 Summer Lacrosse Camp Series Supporting Families Affected By Cancer PHILADELPHIA, PA – The HEADstrong Foundation is thrilled to announce their 2017 Summer Lacrosse Camp Series.  This year campers can beat the heat by participating  … Read more

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HEADstrong Announces Summer 2017 Outreach Internship Opportunity

       For Immediate Release HEADstrong Foundation Getting A HEAD of Cancer Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Pat@HEADstrong.org HEADstrong Announces Summer 2017 Outreach Internship Opportunity HOLMES, PA – The HEADstrong Foundation is actively seeking candidates to serve as interns for the summer 2017 session.  HEADstrong’s accredited internship program is committed to providing students with a comprehensive  … Read more

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Rivals Southern Lehigh and Emmaus To Face-Off Against Cancer on April 27th

HEADstrong Foundation For Immediate Release Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org Rivals Southern Lehigh and Emmaus To Face-Off Against Cancer on April 27th CENTER VALLEY, PA – On Thursday, April 27th, Southern Lehigh High School boy’s lacrosse will host Emmaus High School in a regular season game to raise awareness and funds for families  … Read more

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Former Hofstra Women’s Lax Standout Albright Named To HEADstrong’s Fundraising Team

Former Hofstra Women’s Lax Standout Albright Named To HEADstrong’s Fundraising Team HOLMES, PA – The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce the addition of former Hofstra women’s lacrosse standout Taylor Albright to their fundraising and development team.  Albright will implement campaigns and team fundraising specific to collegiate women’s lacrosse.  She will serve as liaison to  … Read more

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Cullinan Family To Memorialize Coach Pat Cullinan With Ripple Run 5K

HEADstrong Foundation Improving Lives Affected By Cancer Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Pat@HEADstrong.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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  … Read more

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7th Annual Gala Puts HEADstrong In The Lime Light, Raises Record $220,000

HEADstrong Foundation Improving Lives Affected By Cancer Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Pat@HEADstrong.org 7th Annual Gala Puts HEADstrong In The Lime Light, Raises Record $220,000 PHILADELPHIA, PA – On Friday March 10th a capacity crowd filled 2 ballrooms at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing for one of the most inspirational events in the  … Read more

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Hogan’s Big Game Increases His HEADstrong Pledge

Chris Hogan of the New England Patriots, who has pledged to donate money to HEADstrong for every catch, had a break out game in the AFC Championship. It makes it even sweeter for Hogan (and us) because big game he had means more donations for improving the quality of life for those affected by cancer!  … Read more

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9th Patriot Cup presented by GEICO benefitting HEADstrong, 2/18 at Ford Center at the Star, Frisco, TX

HEADstrong Foundation Improving Lives Affected By Cancer Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Pat@HEADstrong.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   9th Patriot Cup presented by GEICO benefitting HEADstrong, 2/18 at Ford Center at the Star, Frisco, TX   FRISCO, TX – On Saturday, February 18, 2017, the Patriot Cup, presented by GEICO, will return to North Texas  … Read more

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Shining The Limelight on Cancer, HEADstrong’s 7th Annual Gala, March 10th

HEADstrong Foundation Improving Lives Affected By Cancer Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Pat@HEADstrong.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Shining The Limelight on Cancer, HEADstrong’s 7th Annual Gala, March 10th PHILADELPHIA, PA – On Friday March 10, 2017 the HEADstrong Foundation™ will roll out the lime green carpet for an unforgettable evening, presenting the 7th Annual Lime  … Read more

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HEADstrong and Rastelli Market Fresh Team Up to Spread Comfort & Joy at HUP This Holiday

HEADstrong Foundation Improving Lives Affected By Cancer Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   HEADstrong and Rastelli Market Fresh Team Up to Spread Comfort & Joy at HUP This Holiday   PHILADELPHIA, Pa – While the holidays should be time of year filled with joyous celebration in the company of  … Read more

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Lax Stache Madness Grows Record Breaking $200,000 For HEADstrong

HEADstrong Foundation Improving Lives Affected By Cancer Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org   Lax Stache Madness Grows Record Breaking $200,000 For HEADstrong PHILADELPHIA – It’s time to break out those razors, say goodbye to those lip warmers and celebrate Lax Stache history.  Over the past 6 weeks more than 1,000 college lacrosse players  … Read more

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LA COLOMBE BREWING HOPE THIS GIVING TUESDAY, NOV. 29

HEADstrong Foundation Improving Lives Affected By Cancer Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org   La Colombe Brewing Hope This Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29 This Giving Tuesday, 25% of all online purchases from La Colombe will benefit the HEADStrong Foundation PHILADELPHIA – With the chaos that typically ensues with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, La  … Read more

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Lime Light Gala 7

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Lime Light Gala

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HEADstrong To Serve Families Affected By Cancer at 10th Annual Thanksgiving Feast at HUP

HEADstrong Foundation For Immediate Release Improving Lives Affected By Cancer Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: Info@HEADstrong.org HEADstrong To Serve Families Affected By Cancer at 10th Annual Thanksgiving Feast at HUP PHILADELPHIA, PA – This Thanksgiving will mark the 10th year that the HEADstrong Foundation™ will prepare and serve the traditional holiday feast to the  … Read more

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Stage Set for Men’s Nicholas Colleluori Classic Long Island at Hofstra University, 10/8

HEMPSTEAD, NY – On Saturday, October 8th Hofstra University will host the Nicholas Colleluori Classic Long Island; a special collegiate men’s lacrosse event honoring the life and legacy of Nick “HEAD” Colleluori.

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Stage Set For Nicholas Colleluori Classic Baltimore at Johns Hopkins, 10/9

BALTIMORE, MD – On Sunday, October 9th Johns Hopkins University will host the Nicholas Colleluori Classic Baltimore; a special collegiate men’s lacrosse event honoring the life and legacy of Nick “HEAD” Colleluori.

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Top College Lacrosse Teams To Face-Off Against Cancer At PENN’s University City Classic, 10/16

PHILADELPHIA, PA – On Sunday, October 16th the eyes of the lacrosse world will descend on the campus of University of Pennsylvania for the 4th Annual University City Classic, a special collegiate lacrosse event honoring the life and legacy of Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori.

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Patriots Receiver Chris Hogan Pledges Each Catch

“I am extremely honored to be part of the HEADstrong Foundation, represent Nick Colleluori and families nationwide in the fight against cancer.”

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HEADstrong Foundation Announces 2016 Fall Collegiate Lacrosse Event Series

HOLMES, PA – This fall, the lacrosse community will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori’s courageous battle against non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma with 8 special fundraising events supporting his vision, the HEADstrong Foundation. The events will feature 40 NCAA men’s and women’s lacrosse programs from around the country who will be raising funds and awareness  … Read more

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Avery Moskowitz

I want to thank everyone at the HeadStrong foundation for granting our family money to pay of long standing bills.

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Quarter 2 News From Nick’s Mom

While it is sometimes difficult to measure our impact, we believe it’s best expressed in the eyes, smiles and words of those we have assisted because of your generosity. Your commitment to our cause has allowed families the ability to reclaim normalcy in wake of their diagnosis, live with a greater quality of life during  … Read more

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HEADstrong; Nick Colleluori’s Relentless Battle and Lime Green Legacy 

Holmes, PA – When Nick Colleluori was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in September of 2005, he channeled his inner athlete to tackle the disease. At just 19 years old, standing 5’9” and 170-pounds, the undersized defensive lineman from Ridley High School known for his tenacity, aggressiveness and relentless attitude on the playing field was now  … Read more

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Quarter 1 News From Nick’s Mom

The first quarter of 2016 been an amazing time for the HEADstrong Foundation.  In March, a capacity crowd filled the ballroom at the Hilton at Penn’s Landing and helped raise more than $225,000 exceeding our expectations at the 6th annual Lime Light Gala to support the HEADstrong mission including the expansion of Nick’s House, a facility  … Read more

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Register For The 3rd Annual Run The Park 5k

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HEADstrong Foundation Named As 2016 Inter-AC Challenge Charitable Partner

NXTsports proud to announce the HEADstrong Foundation as the official charitable partner of the 2016 Inter-Ac Challenge. All net proceeds from the Inter-Ac Challenge will be donated to HEADstrong to help in its quest to provide essential programs and services to improve lives affected by cancer.The Inter-Ac Challenge is the Inter-Ac League’s postseason lacrosse tournament. It features  … Read more

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2016 HEADstrong Summer Lacrosse Camp Series

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Teams Starting Their Season On The Right Foot By Lacing Up For HEADstrong 

PHILADELPHIA – With the start of the 2016 spring athletic season, teams are rallying their support for the HEADstrong Foundation by pledging games and lacing-up their cleats for the cause.  At $5.00 a pair and 100% of the proceeds supporting HEADstrong’s essential programs and services, their lime green awareness shoelaces are the perfect item to  … Read more

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Denver vs. Penn State Headlining 8th Annual Patriot Cup 3/26 at SMU’s Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX

(Dallas, TX) – The Texas lacrosse community will roll out the lime green carpet for the University of Denver and Penn State men’s lacrosse teams as their regular season match-up headlines the 8th Annual Patriot Cup this Saturday, March 26th at Southern Methodist University’s Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas.  In addition to the  … Read more

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HEADstrong Announces Summer 2016 Grassroots Marketing Internship Opportunity 

HOLMES, PA – The HEADstrong Foundation is actively seeking grassroots marketing interns for summer 2016.  HEADstrong’s summer grassroots marketing internship is committed to providing students with a comprehensive overview of a working non-profit while engaging students in awareness and other outreach opportunities. HEADstrong Foundation, a non-profit organization that serves the cancer community by granting direct  … Read more

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Princeton’s Bates Named Advisor To HEADstrong Foundation    

PHILADELPHIA – The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of Princeton men’s lacrosse head coach Chris Bates to an advisory role with the non-profit organization.  The HEADstrong Foundation is committed to improving quality of life families affected by cancer.  Bates has joined the organization as a liaison to the NCAA men’s lacrosse coaches’  … Read more

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HEADstrong Unveils Lime Light Gala Silent Auction Highlights and Mobile Bidding Opportunity 

PHILADLEPHIA – On Friday March 11th the HEADstrong Foundation will roll out the lime green carpet for the 6th Annual Lime Light Gala.  This special event has been recognized as one of the most inspirational events in the city of Philadelphia recognizing groundbreaking achievements, empowering stories of hope, survivorship and remembering those who have lost  … Read more

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Catherine Baumann Honors HEADstrong Founder, Nick Colleluori At THON 2016

Hello there! I took part in THON 2016 held at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, PA at Penn State! I was one of the 708 dancers that danced for 46 hours no sitting, no sleeping to help find the cure of pediatric cancer and to make sure no parents will ever have to  … Read more

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Famed Double Dare Host and Survivor Marc Summers To Emcee 6th Annual Lime Light Gala, 3/11 

PHILADELPHIA – On Friday, March 11th television personality, comedian, game show host, producer and talk show host, Marc Summers, best known for hosting the Nickelodeon game show Double Dare, Unwrapped on Food Network and executive producer of Restaurant: Impossible will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the HEADstrong Foundation’s 6th Annual Lime Light Gala at  … Read more

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NFL’s Chris Hogan To Be Honored at 6th Annual Lime Light Gala, 3/11 

PHILADELPHIA – On Friday, March 11th the HEADstrong Foundation will present Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver Chris Hogan with the prestigious Relentless Spirit Award, at the 6th Annual Lime Light Gala.  The Relentless Spirit Award was created to 2013 to honor an advocate committed to advancing the HEADstrong mission.  Previous award recipients include: Professional Lacrosse Player  … Read more

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6th Annual Lime Light Gala Co-Chairs Share Hart & Soul Connection

PHILADELPHIA – Lauren Hart and Jessy Kyle share a very special bond.  While they are both national recording artists, best known for belting out The Star-Spangled Banner, O Canada and God Bless America at Philadelphia sporting events, they are both cancer survivors.  While simultaneously battling cancer Hart and Kyle actually peer mentored one another and  … Read more

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Stadtmauer To Be Honored with Achievement Award at 6th Annual Lime Light Gala, 3/11

PHILADELPHIA – On Friday, March 11th Edward Stadtmauer, MD of the Abramson Cancer Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania will be honored with the prestigious HEADstrong Achievement Award, at the 6th Annual Lime Light Gala.  The HEADstrong Achievement Award was created in 2012 to recognize a physician for their outstanding achievements in  … Read more

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Shining The Limelight On Cancer, HEADstrong’s 6th Annual Gala, March 11th

PHILADELPHIA – On Friday March 11, 2016 the HEADstrong Foundation™ will roll out the lime green carpet for an unforgettable evening, presenting the 6th Annual Lime Light Gala.  This special event has been recognized as one of the most inspirational events in the city of Philadelphia recognizing groundbreaking achievements in research, stories of hope, survivorship  … Read more

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HEADstrong Lacrosse 2016 Summer Camp Series

HOLMES, PA – The HEADstrong Foundation™ will host 3 unique lacrosse camps this summer that will focus on building skill development, leadership, character and confidence in athletes ranging from youth to high school level. Proceeds from the camps will benefit local families relative to the camp locations and allow the HEADstrong Foundation to strengthen their  … Read more

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Philly Pretzel Factory CEO and Co-Founder Dan DiZio Joins HEADstrong Foundation Board

PHILADELPHIA – Philly Pretzel Factory CEO and co-founder Dan DiZio has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the HEADstrong Foundation, a non-profit organization helping to improve lives of families affected by cancer. DiZio was inspired to get involved with the organization after visiting Nick’s House, a facility owned and operated by HEADstrong that  … Read more

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Marquette MLAX & Duke MLAX pledge their game

Last April 18th the Marquette Golden Eagles hosted the Duke Blue Devils in the HEAD Coaches Classic benefiting HEADstrong Foundation.

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Haverford HS hosts a Dodgeball Tournament

On December 23rd, 190 Haverford High School students coordinated a Dodgeball Tournament and raised more than $1,000.

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Buffalo Bill’s WR Chris Hogan Pledges Every Catch

NFL Buffalo Bills wide receiver Chris Hogan joins the HEADstrong Foundation’s fight against cancer as an Athlete Ambassador.

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Queens of Swedes Raise $3,500 for HEADstrong Foundation 

SWEDESBORO, NJ – This January members of the Queens of Swedes visited Nick’s House to present a check in support of the HEADstrong Foundation.  The Queens of Swedes are an inspirational group of women from Gloucester County, NJ committed to contributing, supporting and enhancing their community.  Members come from surrounding communities including Swedesboro, Woolwhich and  … Read more

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Camp HEADstrong at Hideaway

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FALL COLLEGIATE LACROSSE FUNDRAISING

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HEADstrong Foundation seeks Administrative Intern

HEADstrong Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve lives affected by cancer located in Holmes, Delaware County, Pennsylvania is seeking administrative intern to assist with fundraising efforts. This position has an immediate start date and requires a commitment of 7 – 10 hours per week. Work hours are flexible. About HEADstrong The HEADstrong  … Read more

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USILA – HEADstrong Historic Partnership

December 11, 2015 PERRY, NY – The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) and the HEADstrong Foundation are proud to announce an historic partnership aimed at raising cancer awareness and funds for improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their families. The effort will focus around an annual USILA/HEADstrong Cancer Awareness Week. This  … Read more

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November News From Nick’s Mom

To our HEADstrong friends and family, We are overjoyed to report that Lacrosse Mustache Madness campaign surpassed the goal of $127,000 finishing with an unprecedented  $170,000 raised with a record number of 940 growers, 2754 donors and 75 teams –  how impressive!! Special thanks to Pat Colleluori and Ken Clausen for all their efforts during  … Read more

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Lax Stache Madness Shaves Record, Raising $170K For HEADstrong 

Holmes, PA – It’s time to break out those razors, say goodbye to those sweet staches and celebrate Lax Stache history.  Lax Stache Madness Founder Ken Clausen is thrilled to announce that this year’s facial hair growing campaign has raised a record breaking $170,000 in support of the HEADstrong Foundation. With more than 940 growers,  … Read more

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Serving Turkey To Families Affected By Cancer

PHILADELPHIA, PA- This Thanksgiving will mark the 9th year that the HEADstrong Foundation™ will prepare and serve the traditional holiday feast to more than 400 patients and families receiving inpatient care at the Abramson Cancer Center of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  Annually, the Colleluori families alongside of a dedicated core of volunteers  … Read more

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Sankey Named 2016 HEADstrong Foundation Player Ambassador 

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce that MLL standout Joey Sankey has been named their Men’s Lacrosse Player Ambassador for 2016.  In late July, Sankey earned Major League Lacrosse Cascade Rookie of the Year honors and currently plays for the Charlotte Hounds.  Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, (where  HEADstrong  … Read more

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October News From Nick’s Mom

Dear HEADstrong Supporters, From our 2nd annual Run the Park 5k to our Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic events, this fall has been just incredible with raising awareness and funds. We were so proud to see such camaraderie, compassion, sportsmanship and character which spoke to the class and caliber of each of the participating teams.  Special  … Read more

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Lax Stache Week 1 Report

Lax Stachers, For those of you who are new to the campaign; we wish to welcome you the 7th installment of Lacrosse Mustache Madness. All across the country lacrosse players are tossing their razors and we are out to our best start yet. With just one week into the campaign we have raised a record  … Read more

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9th Annual Nick Colleluori Blood Drive

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3rd Annual University City Classic

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1st HEADstrong SJU Fall Scrimmage

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9th Annual Men’s NCC @ Hofstra

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It’s Time To Toss Those Razors; HEADstrong’s Ken Clausen Announces Lax Stache Madness 7 

HOLMES, PA – Stachemaster Ken Clausen is thrilled to announce the 7th installment of Lax Stache Madness.  The campaign is back and more exciting than ever before.  Over the past 7 years, Lax Stache Madness has become an annual fall tradition rallying the lacrosse community in support of the HEADstrong Foundation.  From handlebars to horseshoes,  … Read more

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9th Annual MNCC @ Ridley

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8th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Women’s Classic Helps Raise $40,000

By Stephen Gorchov Hempstead, NY – The Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse program hosted the eighth annual Nicholas Colleluori Women’s Classic on Saturday, September 26 on the campus of Hofstra University. This year alone the classic, held in conjunction with the HEADstrong Foundation, raised $40,000 dollars and in its eight years of existence the hugely-successful tournament has  … Read more

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CPXample Partners with The HEADstrong Foundation For Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Philanthropic Division of Digital Media Company, CPXi, Continues to Support Non-Profit Organizations and Efforts NEW YORK, NY – (September 16, 2015) CPXample, the philanthropic initiative of digital media company, CPXi, announced a partnership with HEADstrong Foundation to drive awareness and action around September being Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Through this effort, the partnership will bring  … Read more

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HEADstrong Girls Lacrosse Sets Sights On Future With LOLax Alignment

Philadelphia, PA – There was instant chemistry the moment the HEADstrong Foundation met LOLax Directors Debbie White and Rachel Dyer. HEADstrong has been looking to develop something of substance focused on empowering female athletes in the Greater Philadelphia region while LOLax was seeking an opportunity to evolve while giving higher purpose to their renowned youth  … Read more

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HEADstrong Announces 2015 Fall Fundraising Event Series

Holmes, PA – The fall has always been a very significant time for the HEADstrong Foundation™.   September 21, 2005 was the date that founder Nicholas Colleluori was diagnosed with an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and the HEADstrong journey began.  September is also recognized as national leukemia and lymphoma awareness month as well as  … Read more

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PLEDGE YOUR GAME

Pledge your activity, create your page, and share your story! Perfect for athletes and teams.

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July News From Nick’s Mom

Dear HEADstrong Supporters, The HEADstrong Foundation proudly welcomed our 54th family at Nick’s House. 20 year old Jared and his family come to us from Richmond, Virginia. Jared is receiving specialized cancer care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.   We took to the streets this summer raising disease  … Read more

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GROW YOUR STACHE

Create a personal fundraising page and get creative for the cause!

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HEADstrong Foundation First NFL Athlete Ambassador: Chris Hogan

Emilia Rodowicz, Today’s Business PINE BROOK, N.J. (July 28, 2015) – NFL Buffalo Bills wide receiver Chris Hogan joins the HEADstrong Foundation’s fight against cancer as an Athlete Ambassador. Chris Hogan is the first NFL athlete to join the list of sponsored athletes, including lacrosse stars Ken Clausen, Alex Aust, Kevin Buchanan, Joel White, CJ  … Read more

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2nd Annual MLL #BURNCANCER Week!

BOSTON (July 14, 2015) – Major League Lacrosse will hold their second annual “Burn Cancer Week” leading up to the final day of MLL games on Saturday, July 25, 2015. “Burn Cancer Week” is a league-wide initiative launched to support the HEADstrong Foundation in an effort to raise cancer awareness. The HEADstrong Foundation is a  … Read more

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June News From Nick’s Mom

Dear HEADstrong Supporters, It’s hard to believe that June is already behind us. It was a very busy month for the HEADstrong Foundation as our summer lacrosse teams are in full competition; players honing in on their lacrosse skills and families uniting together to promote HEADstrong awareness from the sidelines. We thank our “ambassadors” for representing  … Read more

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HEADstrong Provides Hope To Mele Family

  PHILADELPHIA –Thousands of spectators flocked to Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia to witness the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships this past Memorial Day Weekend. As part of their new HEADline project, the HEADstrong Foundation™ awarded complimentary suites to patients, families, survivors, and caregivers for the games. Rosemary Mele, a member of the HEADstrong patient advocacy  … Read more

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Galasso’s Life and Lacrosse Experience Prepares Him For The Next Chapter

SYRACUSE, New York – While many heads hung in disappointment concluding Syracuse’s dramatic 15-16 loss to John Hopkins in the 2015 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Quarterfinals at Navy-Marine Corp Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, senior midfielder Nicky Galasso held his head high as he played his last collegiate game.  In the seconds following the game Galasso  … Read more

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May’s News From Nick’s Mom

Thanks to a donation by our partner, Evolve IP, we provided a suite at the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships to 20 patients and their families. Additionally, we appreciate the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office for donating Taylor Swift tickets which we have given to 17 year old Jocelyn who has been fighting cancer since the age of 2. Please help give her an experience of a lifetime by joining our social media push (#JocelynShakesItOff) to get her on stage to meet her idol.

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HEADstrong to Fund an Innovative Transportation Project

(Holmes, PA) – This year, the HEADstrong Foundation™ is planning the launch a brand new transportation project called Nick’s Lifts. Nick’s Lift’s is intended to offset the expense incurred by both patients getting to and from treatment. For HEADstrong, patients’ opinions are always valued. HEADstrong brainstorms new ideas with patients, families, and survivors, in effort to make their lives easier. When HEADstrong discovered that transportation was adding more stress to patients and their families, they went to work to find a solution. In turn, the idea of the transportation project was developed.

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HEADstrong Welcoming Patients Home With New Groceries Program

(Holmes, PA) – This week, the HEADstrong Foundation™ announced plans to introduce a new program which will be focused on providing complimentary groceries for patients being discharged from lengthy inpatient cancer treatment called Groceries 2 Home (G2H). Upon learning of their discharge, HEADstrong will provide patients with a voucher which can be used to order groceries online with deliveries coordinated upon the patient’s arrival home. G2H is just another way that HEADstrong is making a difference, providing support and helping families to sustain normalcy during their cancer journey.

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HEADstrong Sends Jocelyn To Taylor Swift Concert #JocelynShakesItOff

Philadelphia – This summer Taylor Swift will rock the city of brotherly love with 2 performances at Lincoln Financial Field as part of her ‘1989’ World Tour. Fans are eagerly awaiting Swift’s return to the region, none more so than 17 year old Jocelyn Nocito, a self-professed Switfy, who has been battling pancreatic blastoma since the age of 2.

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Point-to-Point Steeplechase

This year the HEADstrong Foundation, an athletic rooted 501(c)(3) committed to improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their families will be on-site engaging youthful supporters by hosting a soft lacrosse shooting area which will be designated in the Winterthur Hunt Area for event goers of all ages. HEADstrong will engage spectators and  … Read more

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HEADstrong To Host Cancer Patients at NCAA Championship

PHILADELPHIA – With the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships being held at Lincoln Financial Field this Memorial Day Weekend, the HEADstrong Foundation™ (HF™) will host a complimentary suite so that cancer patients and their families from the region can escape the realities that they are facing and enjoy the festivities and atmosphere.

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Team USA’s Alex Aust Named 1st HEADstrong Women’s Ambassador

(Holmes, PA) – The HEADstrong Foundation™ is proud to announce the naming of Team USA women’s lacrosse player Alex Aust as their first female spokesperson. Aust joins a distinguished list of sponsored athletes including: Ken Clausen, Kevin Buchanan, Joel White, CJ Costabile and Tom Schreiber. As an ambassador of the HEADstrong mission, Aust plans to use her status in the women’s game as a vehicle for raising cancer awareness.

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Wolensky Appointed to HEADstrong Lacrosse PA GM

(Holmes, PA) – The HEADstrong Lacrosse Club of Pennsylvania (HLCPA) is proud to announce the appointment of Jason Wolensky to General Manager. Wolensky replaces Brian Neary, who proudly served the club for the past 3 years and will continue to stay involved as an advisory role. During Neary’s tenure with HLCPA, Wolensky supported him as a head coach, establishing himself as an asset to the program.

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Elijah Conte Defies the Odds

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare.

After taking their sick toddler to the hospital, Nick Conte and Barrie Jacobs were ushered into a conference room with several doctors and a social worker. As the oncologist was about to speak, Jacobs asked if she could hold her hand.

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HEADstrong Lacrosse Summer Camp Series 

Holmes, PA – In an effort to empower, inspire, educate and mentor young athletes the HEADstrong Foundation™ is proud to announce the HEADstrong Summer Camp Series 2015. This year HEADstrong will host 4 unique day-camps that will focus on building skill development, leadership, character and confidence in athletes ranging from youth to high school level. Proceeds from the camps will allow the HEADstrong Foundation™ to strengthen their commitment to improving quality of life for those affected by cancer.

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Mandi Moore

September 11, 2014 my husband and I took our 14 month old Halston to the emergency room at Evans Army Hospital on Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, CO. He had been running a fever off & on, which we related to teething. After blood work, the doctor told us he believed he had Leukemia or Lymphoma. we were transfered to Children’s Hospital of Colorado bright and early that morning. Halston was later diagnosed with AML M7 Leukemia.

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Steve Brown

I’ve been an athlete my whole life. I played three sports as a kid, attended college on a soccer scholarship, and hung on the fringe of a pro career but never quite broke through. I grew up healthy and happy and remained that way as an adult. In the mid 1980s I discovered the world of multisport racing and was instantly hooked. My life got even better as a result of racing and the connections I made in the multisport community.

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Bonnie Polla

My story started in June of 2014 when I felt I had a case of the flu. After seeing my family doctor and having blood work, they told me to go to the ER immediately. I was told there that I had leukemia and they could not treat me at Lehigh Valley Hospital and I would have to be transferred to U of Penn or Hershey. I chose Penn and think that they saved my life several times over the past 11 months. I had acute mylogenous leukemia.

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TEAM HEADstrong

Participate in a walk, run, swim or bike and help raise funds for the HEADstrong Foundation!

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MUVE Danceathon

Are you ready to MUVE? Host a Dance-A-Thon and ask friends/family to donate to your fundraising page to improve lives of REAL PEOPLE affected by cancer.

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MY WISH

Make this year’s festivities special by pledging your birthday, bar mitzvah or wedding. Instead of gifts, ask friends/family to donate to your fundraising page to improve lives of REAL PEOPLE affected by cancer.

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HEADstrong Focus Of New Children’s Book, Laced Together

(Holmes, PA) – HEADstrong founder Nicholas Colleluori one day dreamed of being an elementary school teacher in the Ridley School District. In fact, he was pursuing a degree in early childhood education at Hofstra University when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in the fall of 2006.

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Brown Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse Host HEADstrong Day Sat. 4/4

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Brown men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will host HEADstrong Day at Saturday’s doubleheader at Stevenson Field. Brown women’s lacrosse will take on Harvard at 12:00 noon and the 10th-ranked Bears’ men’s lacrosse team faces-off against Penn at 3:00 PM.

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Kevin Crowding

My story began in August of 2012… Like many other stories of blood cancers I had no symptoms leading up to the day I realized there was something wrong! I was playing softball when I began to have heart attack like pains in my chest! Upon doing tests doctors were able to identify that i was not having a heart attack but they discovered that I had a large grapefruit sized tumor located in my chest… I was eventually diagnosed on 9/11/12 with a form of B cell Lymphoma.

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Hofstra vs. Drexel In 2nd HEADstrong Hero Bowl, 4/4

Hempstead, NY – On Saturday, April 4th at 1PM EST, the Hofstra Pride will host CAA rivals, the Drexel Dragons, in the 2nd Annual HEADstrong Hero Bowl at James M. Shuart Stadium. The HEADstrong Hero Bowl will pay homage to cancer survivors and serve as a tribute to those who have lost their battle against cancer. The uniqueness surrounding this event is that it follows the regular season CAA schedule, providing an opportunity for service and volunteerism for students on both campuses. Click here to purchase tickets.

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HEADstrong Seeking Journalism Intern

(Holmes, PA) – HEADstrong Foundation™ (HF™) is actively seeking journalism, public relations and communications students with comprehensive writing skills to create cause related content for HEADstrong’s website, social media channels and newsletter. Interns will focused on engaging an audience of existing and new supporters. Candidates will have the opportunity to work remotely. This is an  … Read more

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Marquette vs. Duke in HEAD Coaches Classic

MILWAUKEE – On Saturday, April 18, the Marquette Golden Eagles will host the Duke Blue Devils in the HEAD Coaches Classic at Hart Park in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin at 1 p.m. Central time. The game will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network and is expected to gather a capacity crowd, drawing fans from surrounding states and Canada.

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1st HEAD Coaches Classic

On Saturday, April 18, the Marquette Golden Eagles will host the Duke Blue Devils in the HEAD Coaches Classic at Hart Park in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin at 1 p.m. Central time.  The game will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network and is expected to gather a capacity crowd, drawing fans from surrounding states and Canada.  … Read more

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6th Annual Rivalry Games

WEST GROVE, PA – The stage is set for a great day of lacrosse as the HEADstrong Foundation™ proudly presents the 6th Annual Rivalry Games on Saturday, May 2nd at Avon Grove High School in West Grove, PA. The event will showcase boy’s youth and high school lacrosse games. This is the second year that  … Read more

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3rd Annual Relentless Cup

The Relentless Cup is a annual lacrosse event uniting communities by combining interstate youth games, high school and college games. 3rd Annual Relentless Cup Timeline  9:00AM-4:30PM – Regional Youth Lacrosse Play Day 1:00PM – Ridley Varsity/JV Girls Lacrosse vs. Interboro Girls Lacrosse 4:30PM – DIII Collegiate Matchup – Keystone College vs. Cabrini College 7:00PM – The Relentless  … Read more

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Courtney Crews

My story starts back in 2006, when my boyfriend Justin Whitaker was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the end of our sophomore year of high school. Justin was a baseball player in wonderful health until that summer. Just at the end of our sophomore year after a few weeks of feeling a lump and discomfort  … Read more

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Sunita D Nasta MD FACP

I always knew I wanted to be a doctor: I loved science and my grandfather was a GP in a village clinic in India. I wanted to follow in his footsteps. I started undergrad with a plan to study immunology. But Medicine became real for me when one of my good friends developed Hodgkin lymphoma in  … Read more

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Alice Kelly

I lost 80 lbs and was in the best shape of my life when I noticed a small lump on my chest. Thinking it was just my bone, I didn’t pay it much attention. I began to get shortness of breath and went to the allergist twice before she recommended a chest x-Ray. I went  … Read more

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Alvin Tumblin Sr.

This week I have received financial assistance from the HEADstrong Foundation and I am so grateful for their help. They are a great nonprofit that improves the lives of so many people affected by cancer. I wish them the best and look forward to spreading the word about their impact. Lime Green all the way. Thank you.  … Read more

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Monica Fickenscher

My name is Monica Fickenscher. My world was rocked on July 15, 2014 when I was diagnosed with stage 2 triple positive breast cancer at the age 38. I was given a script for a mammogram in March and waited to have it done until July because I was “too busy”! Why a mammogram at 38  … Read more

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New Projects put HEADstrong into the Lime Light

(Holmes, PA) – The 5th Annual Lime Light Gala (LLG) on Friday, March 13th was a defining night for the HEADstrong Foundation™. The emotionally charged and inspiring event helped to celebrate “Real People” touched by cancer while supporting HEADstrong’s commitment to improving quality of life for those affected by the disease. The LLG gathered over 350 guests at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing and raised over $160,000 to support the organization.

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Darin Phillips II

My cancer story began when I was 16 years old. It was at that time when I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. After numerous chemotherapy and radiation treatments the cancer disappeared only to return a year later when I was 17 years old. Again I was receiving more treatments, but again my cancer vanished.

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3rd Relentless Cup Features Collegiate Doubleheader, April 11th

(Folsom, PA) – On Saturday April 11th the HEADstrong Foundation™ will proudly present the 3rd Annual Relentless Cup at Ridley High School in Folsom, PA.

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HEADstrong’s 5th Annual Gala, March 13th

Philadelphia, PA – On Friday March 13, 2015 the HEADstrong Foundation™ will roll out the lime green carpet for an unforgettable evening as they present the 5th Annual Lime Light Gala.

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Stick It 2 Cancer

On April 12th, 2015, the Men’s Lacrosse Clubs of Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University and Saint Joseph’s University are teaming up with the HEADstrong Foundation in PROJECT GAMEDAY by hosting a Stick-It To Cancer Tournament at Geasey Field Complex (Temple University). Each program will be fundraising to help real people who’s lives are affected  … Read more

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Manhattan & Iona HEADstrong Game on ESPNU

Jaspers Take on Iona, Battle Cancer on ESPNU
RIVERDALE, N.Y. – On Friday, February 13th, the Manhattan men’s basketball team partnered with the HEADstrong Foundation’s #ProjectGameday in an effort to raise awareness and funds to fight cancer, in honor of play-by-play broadcaster Christian Heimall.

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Parade Charity

Yes! I am a citizen! Now which way to the welfare office? I’m kidding, I’m kidding. I work, I work. Bart, with $10,000 we’d be millionaires! We could buy all kinds of useful things like…love!

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HF Spring Cancer Awareness Schedule

(Holmes, PA) – HEADstrong Foundation™ is proud to announce their Spring Cancer Awareness Schedule for 2015.

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HF Benefactor of 7th Annual Patriot Cup

Dallas, TX– The Texas lacrosse community will roll out the lime green carpet for the Cornell Big Red and University of Albany men’s lacrosse teams as they headline the 7th Annual Patriot Cup on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Southern Methodist University’s Gerald J

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HF Proudly Launches Ice Hockey Club

Holmes, PA– The HEADstrong Foundation™ is proud to announced that they will be taking their fight to the ice through the creation of the HEADstrong Hockey Club (HHC).

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HF’s College Lacrosse Cancer Awareness Series

(Holmes, PA) – This season, men’s lacrosse teams from the American East, Big 10, Big East, CAA, Ivy and Patriot Leagues will further the HEADstrong mission of improving quality of life for cancer patients and their families by wearing HF’s iconic lime green laces, crew socks as well as other accessories during selected games this season.

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Children’s Classic at Sanctuary

Good morning, oh in case i don’t see you, good afternoon, good evening and goodnight. excuse me, i’d like to ask you a few questions. we’re going for a ride on the information super highway. Here she comes to wreck the day. here she comes to wreck the day. alrighty then kinda hot in these  … Read more

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Nicholas E. Colleluori Financial Grant Assistance Application

If you are a patient applying for the Nicholas E. Colleluori Financial Grant Assistance, please complete the application below.

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Climb for Courage

That sounded like a prayer. A prayer in a public school. God has no place within these walls, just like facts don’t have a place within an organized religion. Son, a woman is like a beer. They smell good, they look good, you’d step over your own mother just to get one! But you can’t  … Read more

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Rielly Named 2015 Colleluori Memorial Award Recipient

Hempstead, NY –Hofstra senior Ryan Rielly has been named the Nicholas Colleluori Memorial Award recipient for the 2015 season, Pride Head Coach Seth Tierney announced.

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Fulfilling A Promise and Serving Hope This Thanksgiving at HUP

(University City, PA)- This Thanksgiving will mark the 8th year that the HEADstrong Foundation™ will prepare and serve the traditional feast to the patients and families receiving inpatient care at the Abramson Cancer Center of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Children’s Gala

Books are useless! I only ever read one book, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” and it gave me absolutely no insight on how to kill mockingbirds! Sure it taught me not to judge a man by the color of his skin…but what good does *that* do me? I’m a Spalding Gray in a Rick Dees world.  … Read more

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HEADstrong’s Fall 5 Combine To Raise $200,000

Holmes, PA – This fall, 55 programs including 38 collegiate men’s and women’s lacrosse teams united on the playing field to make a powerful statement in support of the HEADstrong Foundation™ (HF™).

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5th Annual Lime Light Gala

On March 13, 2015 HEADstrong will host its 5th Annual Lime Light Gala held at the Hyatt Regency, Penns Landing, Philadelphia. The evening will shine the lime light on cancers and raise funds to support HEADstrong’s quality of life programs.

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HEADstrong Girls Program To Host 2 Free Tryout Dates at Rosemont Nov 16th and 22nd

Rosemont, PA – With former University of Delaware standout Amanda Stoczko now at the helm of the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club Pennsylvania Girls Program the organization has announced 2 free tryout dates in effort to build upon their rosters for the 2015 summer lacrosse season.  The free tryouts will take place on November 16th and 22nd  … Read more

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Former U of Delaware Standout Stoczko Takes The Reins Of HEADstrong Girls Program

Holmes, PA – The HEADstrong Lacrosse Club is proud to introduce former University of Delaware women’s lacrosse standout Amanda Stoczko as their new Pennsylvania Girls Program Director. Stoczko brings to the table a passion for winning and a resume of proven success. She is graduate of North Penn High School as well as University of Delaware where she was a four year starter on defense and captain of the Blue Hens during her senior year. Additionally, Stoczko has coached varsity girl’s lacrosse at Gwynedd Mercy High School and has also been involved with Coventry Youth Lacrosse over the years.

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Children’s Colorado Hoops Fest

There’s one way and only one way to determine if an animal is intelligent. Dissect its brain! It’s a T. It goes “tuh”. Anyone who laughs is a communist! Morbo will now introduce tonight’s candidates… Morbo’s good friend, Richard Nixon.

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Financial Assistance Application

**Please allow at least 90 days for approval** Nicholas E. Colleluori Financial Grant Assistance Program Application To apply, please carefully read and follow steps 1-6. Grant Amounts: Up to $2,000.00 (subject to availability of funds, grants are awarded one-time per applicant. Renewals will not be accepted.) Eligibility Requirements: Grant recipients must meet the following eligibility requirements: Undergoing  … Read more

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Get Your Stache On This Fall – Lax Stache Bash 10/16 & Mustache Madness 10/19

Philadelphia, PA – To officially kick-off the 6th installment of Lacrosse Mustache Madness and celebrate Ken Clausen’s 27th birthday, the HEADstrong Foundation™ (HF™) has decided to throw the 1st Annual Lax Stache Birthday Bash on Thursday October 16th, 2014 at Prime Stache Restaurant located at 110 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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Lime Green Laces Continue To Fuel HEADstrong Movement

HEADstrong’s laces… Unite athletes, survivors and supporters to Be Relentless in the fight against cancers. Are a symbol of hope and strength. Increase cancer awareness.

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Keller Williams Batty Kolo Team Making Every Closing Count In September

Holmes, PA – This month the Dave Batty and Don Kolo Team of Keller Williams Reality will make a charitable contribution to the HEADstrong Foundation™ (HF™) for every real estate closing. September is recognized as blood cancer awareness month which inspired the team to do something special to support the cause. The HEADstrong Foundation™ is a non-profit organization heading efforts to improve quality of life for those affected by blood cancers and supporting those working to eliminate the disease.

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Nick’s Letter

To My Nicholas, Not a day goes by that my heart doesn’t ache for you.   But because of you and the organization you created, I have met and been able to share your story with so many amazing people.  With each person I meet and every story of hope I hear, I’m constantly reminded of  … Read more

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HEADstrong LC Texas Positional Clinic Raises $8,000

Dallas, TX – On Saturday, September 27th the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club of Texas hosted a positional clinic from 2:00PM-4:30PM at the Episcopal School of Dallas located at 4100 Merrell Road, Dallas, TX 75229.

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8th Annual Nick Colleluori Blood Drive

The American Red Cross and the HEADstrong Foundation are hosting the 8th Annual Blood Drive in memory of Nick “HEAD” Colleluori Saturday, November 1 8:30am-1:30pm Ridley Community Center Folsom, PA…

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HYP Networking Night @ Prime Stache, Philly 10.16.14

Philadelphia, PA – To officially kick-off the 6th installment of Lacrosse Mustache Madness and celebrate Ken Clausen’s 27th birthday, the HEADstrong Foundation™…

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Stage Set For HEADstrong’s 8th Annual Colleluori Classic Oct 11-12th

Folsom, PA – The HEADstrong Foundation™ (HF™)is proud to announce the event details and game schedule for the 8th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Classic. The two day event will take place on Saturday and Sunday October 11-12th at HF founder Nicholas Colleluori’s alma mater Ridley High School in Folsom, PA.

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Charity Classic bicycle tour

Lisa, vampires are make-believe, like elves, gremlins, and Eskimos. We started out like Romeo and Juliet, but it ended up in tragedy. Attempted murder? Now honestly, what is that? Do they give a Nobel Prize for attempted chemistry? Get ready, skanks! It’s time for the truth train! Books are useless! I only ever read one  … Read more

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Advancing The Mission, HEADstrong Launches Step aHEAD 27 Campaign

Holmes, PA – With September recognized as Blood Cancer Awareness Month the HEADstrong Foundation™ (HF™) is seizing the opportunity to launch Step aHEAD 27; a new campaign focused on inspiring generosity with the purpose of advancing the HEADstrong mission of improving quality of life for those affected by blood cancers and supporting those working to eliminate the diseases.

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Seventh Annual Nick Colleluori Women’s Classic To Be Held Soon

Hempstead, NY – One of the top traditions in Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse will once again happen this fall when the program hosts the seventh annual Nick Colleluori Women’s Classic on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

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Record Number of Colleges Facing-Off For HEADstrong This Fall 

Holmes, PA – With school back in session and the fall lacrosse season in full swing, college teams from across the country are gearing up to face-off against blood cancer in support of the HEADstrong Foundation™. This year, a record breaking 38 DI, DII, DIII and club men’s and women’s college programs will unite to make a relentless statement at their respected campuses for the cause.

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Nick Reed

Here is my story- I went to the ER for pneumonia on December 29th 2009 and I started with bloodwork and subsequently admitted to the hospital but I thought I was only getting checked up and possibly going home but that was not the case. I was put into a medically induced coma and I was  … Read more

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HEADStrong and Stylin Strings Launch Strings For Hope Project

Holmes, PA – The HEADstrong Foundation™ and Stylin Strings Inc. have teamed to present the Strings For Hope Project (SFHP™). Through this newly formed partnership, Stylin Strings has been named the official head stringers and dyers of the HEADstrong Foundation™. SFHP™ is focused on celebrating customization, uniting the custom mesh community and promoting cancer awareness. The campaign will not only allow customers the ability customize lacrosse heads and pockets but also allow them to select from a wide range of exclusively designed mesh and strings to support the cause.

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HEADstrong Lacrosse Club PA Announces 2015 Boys and Girls Tryout Dates

Holmes, PA – The HEADstrong Lacrosse Club of Pennsylvania is ON A MISSION, announcing this week their open tryout dates for the 2015 boys and girls summer lacrosse season. Players from the region are encouraged to tryout to be part of the nationally renowned lacrosse program committed to supporting the HEADstrong Foundation™ and those devastated by cancers.

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Brendan Fowler Named HEADstrong Humanitarian of the Month

This month, just in time for Burn Cancer Week, MLL recognizes Charlotte Hounds midfielder and faceoff specialist Brendan Fowler for his outstanding contribution to the Locks of Love organization.

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HF™ Announces Fall Five Event Line-up

Holmes, PA – With the summer lacrosse tournament season winding down, HEADstrong Foundation™ (HF™) is focusing their sights on fall. Earlier this week the non-profit organization proudly announced the dates for their Fall Five™ event series. HF’s Fall Five is a series of charity lacrosse events focused on elevating blood cancer awareness, honoring those affected by the diseases and raising funds to support the essential programs and services for cancer patients and their families by the organization.

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Gina Koehler

I was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia on May 25, 2010. I went to the Dr on my lunch hour from work, completely blindsided by this life-altering news. I had had a complete physical with lab work just 6 months earlier! But, I was “lucky” according to the oncologist because I was in a chronic  … Read more

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Hayley Annino

 I was healthy my whole entire life, I had never even been to the hospital until the day I was diagnosed. It was exactly a week after I turned 19 that I woke up in the morning knowing that something was not right. My gums were bleeding for no reason, and I was exhausted. A  … Read more

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MLL Announces Burn Cancer Week Supporting HEADstrong Foundation

BOSTON– Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that it has partnered with the HEADstrong Foundation to help raise awareness about blood cancers to the extended lacrosse community and its fans.

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HEADstrong Plans September Launch For Step aHEAD 27 Campaign

Holmes, PA – September is recognized as national Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month and HEADstrong Foundation™ is seizing that opportunity to launch Step aHEAD 27, a new campaign focused on inspiring generosity with the purpose of advancing the HEADstrong mission. Over the next 27 months HEADstrong will seek to increase contributions by 27%, raising over $4.27 million dollars. The funds raised will be instrumental in allowing the organization to evolve programs into more hospitals, strengthen their commitment to financial assistance, research, quality of life services and expand upon Nick’s House™, a facility providing complimentary lodging and amenities to cancer patients and families traveling to Philadelphia for specialized treatment and extended-stay care.

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HEADstrong Hosts Comedy Night at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia, PA – On Thursday, June 12th comedians Joe Conklin, Chris Ruggiero and Michael Baldini HEADlined a new comedy club, located at the Rhoads Pavilion at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. On three floors of the hospital, conference rooms were transformed into lounges as the HEADstrong Foundation™, a 501(C)(3) organization committed to improving quality of life for cancer patients and their families, presented Laugh Your HEAD Off, a new event focusing on instilling laughter and a glimmer of normalcy for those receiving inpatient cancer care and their families.

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HEADstrong’s 1st Annual 5k Run set for 9.14.14

Ridley Park, PA – With September recognized as National Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month the HEADstrong Foundation™ has unveiled plans for special fundraising event to promote blood cancer awareness, honor those in the fight and raise funds to support the essential programs and services offered by the organization to improve quality of life for those affected by blood cancers and their families. The 1st Annual Run The Park 5k will be held on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

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A Lime Legacy, Philly Current

HEADstrong Foundation is highlighted in the Philly Current Green Issue. Click the link below to read the article.

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Kathie Hurley

For some months I had been planning my trip to NJ to go on a cruise to Bermuda on May 3 with my 87 year old father, my six siblings with their spouses, and a few other family members and friends. My plan was to leave my home in Florida on April 23, 2014 take  … Read more

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Run The Park 5K Challenge

Run the Park 5k will be a challenging 3.1 mile race that will take runners on a scenic tour through beautiful suburban Ridley Park, PA. Proceeds from the race will benefit the HEADstrong Foundation.

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Recording Artist Amanda Nolan Pledges Support For HF™ Through New Album

Holmes, PA – Amanda Nolan, a 13-year singer/songwriter from Wallingford, Pennsylvania is taking the stage against blood cancer by selflessly donating a percentage of sales of her newly released self-titled album to support the HEADstrong Foundation™.

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Jason Handler

In early 2013, I was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma after I went to the hospital complaining that I was having difficulty breathing. After some scans and a biopsy, it was confirmed that the mass in my chest was indeed lymphoma. Over the next six months I completed eight rounds of R-EPOCH and was finally declared to be in remission.

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HEADstrong LC’s Buckman Awarded With US Lacrosse Bob Scott Award

The Eastern Pennsylvania Lacrosse Coaches Association has chosen HEADstrong Lacrosse Club and Lower Merion standout Daniel Buckman as the 2014 recipient of the Bob Scott Award.

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HEADstrong Needs 100 Volunteers For Atlantic City Race

When HEADstrong Volunteers register, Delmo Sports will donate $27 for every 4 hours of service back to HEADstrong.

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HEADstrong Hitting The Road For Summer Awareness Tour 2014

Holmes, PA – With the summer lacrosse tournament season in full swing the HEADstrong Foundation™ is hitting the road in effort to advance their mission and raise blood cancer awareness through grassroots marketing events all over the country. This summer HEADstrong will be involved with over 27 nationally recognized lacrosse events including the FIL World Games in Denver, Colorado and Burn Cancer Week in partnership with Major League Lacrosse™.

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Matthew Linehan

It all started on a family camping trip to Maine. I was five years old and I felt fine for the first couple of days. Around the third or fourth day I stated feeling sluggish and tired. Everything I was trying to do was getting harder like walking, eating and even staying awake. My parents  … Read more

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CPXample Launches Ad Campaign to Support HEADstrong Mission

New York, NY – CPXample has launched an ad campaign helping to push donations to the HEADstrong Foundation (HF™). The campaign will reach hundreds of thousands of people, helping HF™ to reach new audiences. Additionally, HF™ will be featured on the CPXample blog and social media.

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2nd Annual Toll Gate Lime Out Raises Over $1700

The Toll Gate and Warwick Vets boys’ lacrosse teams have been going in different directions this season, but they’ll come together on Thursday in support of something much more important than lacrosse.

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William Falb, a sixth grader loves HEADstrong

William Falb, a sixth grader from Sherborn, Mass., contacted HEADstrong last month to learn more about our organization and about Nick Colleluori.

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Hofstra’s 2014 Nick Colleluori Unsung Hero Award Recipients

The Nick Colleluori Unsung Hero Award was established in 2007 to recognize the accomplishments of a male and female student-athlete who helped their respective teams achieve success in ways that may not always be measured by statistics. The award seeks to acknowledge those student-athlete’s who have not been adequately recognized during their careers, yet have always been exceptional representatives of the Hofstra Athletics program. The award is named after the former Pride lacrosse player, who waged a courageous 14-month fight against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, before passing away in November 2006 at age 21.

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Empowering Athletes With Inspirational Summer Camp Series

In an effort to empower, inspire, educate and mentor young athletes the HEADstrong Foundation™ is proud to announce the HEADstrong Summer Camp Series 2014. This year HEADstrong will host four unique day-camps that will focus on building skill development, leadership, character and confidence in athletes ranging from youth to high school level. Proceeds from the camps will allow the HEADstrong Foundation™ to strengthen their commitment to serving those affected by blood cancers and those working towards eliminating it.

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HYP Networking Night in Philly 6.19.14

HEADstrong Young Professionals- Join us for an event of complimentary cocktails, conversations and raffle prizes in support of the HEADstrong Foundation.

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Jesse Schwartzman Named HEADstrong Humanitarian of the Month

Being a professional athlete is not just about playing the game you love at the highest level, it also involves being a positive role model in the community. Whether they are feeding the needy, bringing attention to their favorite cause or promoting the sport to underserved communities, MLL athletes make sure to do their part.

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HYP Networking Night 6.19.14

HEADstrong Young Professionals- Join us for an event of complimentary cocktails, conversations and raffle prizes in support of the HEADstrong Foundation.

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HEADstrong Atlanta Lacrosse Club Officially Launches

Atlanta, GA – The HEADstrong Foundation™ is proud to announce the creation of HEADstrong Atlanta, a new lacrosse program consisting of U7, U9 and U11 teams, which will proudly wear lime green to promote blood cancer awareness on the playing field.

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Profile In Courage: Joe Clifford III

When Joe Clifford was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on Oct. 10, 2008, the world as he knew it changed forever.

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Dominique Alexander Named HEADstrong Humanitarian of the Month

MLL recognizes Dominique Alexander for his outstanding community work in the city of Columbus.

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1st Annual Minnesota Burn Cancer Games

24 rival Minnesota high schools have united to be part of the 1st Annual Minnesota Burn Cancer Games, a charitable event series beginning on April 23rd and concluding on May 20th.

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1st Annual Minnesota Burn Cancer Games

Minneapolis, MN – This spring, boys and girls high school lacrosse teams from across the country are joining the HEADstrong Foundation’s relentless fight against blood cancers by facing-off against rival opponents as part of the organizations National Rivalry Series.

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HEADstrong Lacrosse Summer Camps PA/NJ

This summer, HF will host 4 incredible, fun-filled lacrosse camps in PA and NJ. Further your game, further the cause!

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Ridley Sets April As HEADstrong Awareness Month

Folsom, PA – Pride, Compassion, Courage, Honor, Caring, Friendship, Patience and Effort are just a few of the life skills that students in the Ridley School District learn about during the course of the school year.

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2nd Annual Relentless Cup April 12th Features Lehigh vs. Georgetown

Folsom, PA – On Saturday, April 12, 2014 the HEADstrong Foundation™ will present the 2nd Annual Relentless Cup at Ridley High School in Folsom, Pennsylvania. The Relentless Cup is a special fundraising lacrosse event uniting communities in support of the HEADstrong Foundation by combining interstate youth games, high school games and will be highlighted by Lehigh University taking on Georgetown University under the lights at 7PM.

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2nd Annual Relentless Cup

The Event Timeline 9:00AM-4:30PM – Interstate Community Youth Lacrosse Play Day 3:00PM – Ridley Varsity Boys Lacrosse vs. Abington Boys Lacrosse 4:30PM – Ridley JV Boys Lacrosse vs. Abington Boys Lacrosse 7:00PM – The Relentless Cup – Lehigh University vs. Georgetown University Admission Interstate Community Youth Lacrosse Play Day – Free $10 for Adults –  … Read more

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Empowering Patients & Families To Be Invincible

Philadelphia, PA – Through the HEADtable™ program, the HEADstrong Foundation™ is proving that often it’s the little things that have the largest impact, especially for cancer patients and their families.

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4th Annual Lime Light Gala Raises Over $170,000

Philadelphia, PA – On Friday March 21st the HEADstrong Foundation™ rolled out the lime green carpet for an unforgettable evening as they presented the 4th Annual Lime Light Gala at the Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A capacity crowd of over 400 guests attended the event to recognize groundbreaking advancements in cancer research, honor inspirational stories of hope, support patients and families, remember those who have lost their battle and celebrate survivors of blood cancers.

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HF’s Cheryl Colleluori Appointed To Abramson’s Cancer Center Leadership Council

University City, PA – 7 years ago a young man facing a terminal diagnosis of Mature B-cell non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma sat in a hospital room on the 6th floor of the Rhoads Pavilion hooked up to a chemo pole and dreamed about how he could change the game for cancer patients and their families. From his hospital bed, Nicholas Colleluori conceptualized the organization now known as the HEADstrong Foundation™. In 2006, during the last days of his life he asked his mother Cheryl to see his vision into fruition. Today, the HEADstrong Foundation has emerged into a national resource committed to empowering patients and their families to live with greater quality of life and a greater sense of hope during their battle with cancer.

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5th Annual Rivalry Games, April 5th, Avon Grove HS

West Grove, PA – It is rather ironic that on Saturday, April 5th, the HEADstrong Foundation™ will host the 5th Annual Rivalry Games at Avon Grove High School in West Grove, PA. With a new location, boasting 3 turf fields and an overwhelming amount of support from the Avon Grove lacrosse community, the stage is set for an incredible fundraising event combining high school and youth lacrosse.

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Outlaws Defenseman Ken Clausen Named HEADstrong Humanitarian of the Month

This month, MLL recognizes Outlaws Defenseman Ken Clausen’s community outreach. While his playing time has been limited to eight games in 2010, it is what he has done off the field with his Mustache Madness initiative that makes him stand out as March’s HEADstrong Humanitarian of the Month.

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HF Young Professionals Happy Hour

Philadelphia, PA- Eat, Drink, Network, Support a Cause / RSVP to Mike via mikemcd5544@gmail.com

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Hounds Defenseman Ryan Flanagan Named HEADstrong Humanitarian of the Month

Being a professional athlete is not just about playing the game you love at the highest level, it is also about being a positive role model out in the community. Whether it be feeding the needy, bringing attention to their favorite cause or promoting the sport to underserved communities, MLL athletes do their part.

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Inaugural HEADstrong Hero Bowl to Feature Drexel vs. Hofstra, March 22nd

Philadelphia, PA – On Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 4PM, the Drexel Dragons will host CAA rivals, the Hofstra Pride, in the Inaugural HEADstrong Hero Bowl, a new collegiate men’s lacrosse event helping to promote blood cancer awareness and advance the mission of the HEADstrong Foundation™. Beginning this year, the HEADstrong Hero Bowl will be held annually between both teams. The event will pay homage to cancer survivors and serve as a tribute to those who have lost their battle against the diseases. The uniqueness surrounding this event is that it will follow the regular season CAA schedule, providing an opportunity for service and volunteerism for students on both campuses.

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MLL #BurnCancer Week

MLL Partners with HEADstrong Foundation

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HF Launches New Logo & Website

Holmes, PA – With February 4th being recognized as World Cancer Day, the HEADstrong Foundation™ (HF) seized the opportunity to a make a statement, taking the next step in the fight against blood cancers. The 501(c)(3) organization officially launched its newly designed website (www.HEADstrong.org), in an effort to advance its mission and strengthen its commitment to those affected by blood cancers. In addition, HF™ unveiled a new Foundation logo, replacing the lacrosse stick with a pair of their iconic lime green shoelaces. The HEADstrong rebrand is just a part of the Foundation’s strategy to broaden its national footprint, while serving as a resource to cancer patients and families in need of assistance.

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MCLA Partners with HEADstrong

Holmes, PA – The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) is proud to announce an awareness partnership with the HEADstrong Foundation™ (HF). This season, over 200 collegiate club programs and over 5,000 athletes will help advance the mission of the organization by wearing HEADstrong’s signature lime green shoelaces. The laces are just part of the long-term commitment that the MCLA has made in supporting the cause. From observing blood cancer awareness games to fundraising through special events and tournaments each of the 10 MCLA conferences has elected to support the cause in their own way.

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HF Membership

The HEADstrong Membership Program provides opportunities for organizations and individuals to join the HEADstrong Foundation mission of carrying on the legacy and vision of founder, Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori by HEADing efforts to improve quality of life for those affected by cancer, specifically blood cancers, and supporting those working to eliminate the diseases. Your tax-deductible membership  … Read more

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Matching Gifts

Many companies offer a Matching Gift Program, through which an employee making a charitable donation to a nonprofit organization can apply to have the company match his/her contribution at an equal amount or sometimes greater.   Donors can increase their impact and support of the HEADstrong Foundation’s efforts to improve quality of life for patients and  … Read more

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United Way

Does your employer support charitable contributions through United Way? HEADstrong Foundation is a proud partner with United Way.  Rally your co-workers to support the HEADstrong mission by making a tax-deductible charitable contribution from their paychecks. Double your impact! Inquire if your employer matches contributions. If interested in having the HEADstrong Foundation present at your workplace,  … Read more

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Donate

Why Give To HEADstrong Foundation? Your donation will have a profound impact in supporting patients and families during their darkest days as they battle cancer. Being hands on with those affected, HF has encountered patients and families financially, mentally, physically, and emotionally devastated by the disease.   We pride ourselves on providing essential services to sustain  … Read more

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Volunteer

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS. The HEADstrong Foundation welcomes all volunteers to join our fight against cancer, specifically blood cancers.  You can help make a difference by sharing your time, talent and resources as a local community volunteer. Our volunteers assist with fundraising, special events, administrative duties and outreach.  We understand your time is valuable and ask  … Read more

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HEADstrong Young Professionals Group

The HEADstrong Young Professionals group, HYP, connects members with peers from various industries, providing them with opportunities to network and foster professional relationships while advancing the HEADstrong mission and enjoying fun social outings. HYP encourages individuals to be leaders in their communities and organizations and recognize the power to make a difference. If interested in  … Read more

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Intern

HEADstrong Foundation’s grassroots initiatives are designed to promote blood cancer awareness and to extend our mission to current and potential supporters in local and surrounding areas with a primary focus on building the support network, promoting brand and cause awareness, sponsorship fulfillment and support for various services and campaigns. Intern Areas of Interest: Events, Marking  … Read more

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Become a Sponsor or Partner

Thank you for your interest in developing a partnership with the HEADstrong Foundation.  Your company or organization can have a significant impact on the millions of lives affected by blood cancers through HF’s quality of life services. As a partner of HF, your generosity and support will allow us the ability to strengthen our commitment  … Read more

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Casually Making HEADway

Casually Make HEADway in your workplace to raise funds and awareness for the HEADstrong Foundation.  It’s a fun and simple way for employees to “dress down” or wear jeans in exchange for a small donation (i.e. $5, $10).  The HEADstrong Foundation encourages all participants to also wear lime green to show their support of the  … Read more

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Join Team HEADstrong

Are you up for the challenge? Whether you run, swim, bike, climb, hike or walk, your miles matter. Sign up for Team HEADstrong and participate in any event (such as a 5k, 10k, ½ marathon, marathon, Iron Man).  Take a step forward by joining Team HEADstrong and step up for those who cannot. As a  … Read more

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Wear the Cause

Make a statement by promoting blood cancer awareness on the field, court, rink by wearing official HEADstrong products during your season. From shoelaces to chin straps, HEADstrong proudly offers a full line of lime green athletic accessories for you to show support. Purchase your HF awareness accessories and be relentless. Proceeds allow the HEADstrong Foundation  … Read more

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Host an Event

HEADstrong Foundation encourages you to huddle up and put your HEADs together to make a difference in your community by hosting a fundraising event while supporting HEADstrong’s efforts to improve quality of life for those affected by cancer, specifically blood cancers. Be creative! Harness your own interests and let your ideas define what type of  … Read more

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Lace Up!

HEADstrong laces have served as a symbol of hope and strength in the fight against blood cancers since 2006. Identified by their signature lime green color (representing the national awareness color for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma), the laces were created by HEADstrong founder, Nicholas Colleluori, as a way to “tie” people to the cause while raising awareness  … Read more

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HEADtable Thanksgiving Feast

Annually, the HEADstrong Foundation opens their arms and shares the Thanksgiving holiday with those who need comfort and family the most.

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2nd Annual University City Classic

This invitation-only event brings together eight of the nation’s leading men’s collegiate lacrosse programs to face-off versus cancer in two regulation games at Penn Park.

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8th Annual Men’s Nicholas Colleluori Classic

The Nicholas Colleluori Classic is held annually in October at Ridley High School in Folsom, PA…

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7th Annual Nick Colleluori Women’s Classic

Annually, Hofstra’s Women’s Lacrosse hosts the Nick Colleluori Women’s Classic—a special event serving as a tribute to HEADstrong founder and Hofstra alum, Nicholas Colleluori, who inspired the program to get involved and make a difference.

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Blood Cancer Awareness Month

HEADstrong challenges you to raise awareness in your communities throughout the month and help support the Foundation’s mission.

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25th Lake Placid Summit Lax Tournament

A week-long event with over 230 teams (U15 – 60+) from all over the country.

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HEADstrong Lacrosse Camp: New Jersey

HEADstrong Lacrosse Camps™ provide campers with an incredible and fun-filled lacrosse learning experience.

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FIL World Lacrosse Championships

The 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship will be hosted a mile above sea level in Denver, CO.

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Battle by the Bay

The HEADstrong Battle by the Bay Lacrosse Tournament, presented by Rough Riders Lacrosse, is open to youth and high school boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams.

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2014 Brine All American Showcase

United Sports presents the All American Showcase, an elite high school lacrosse recruiting event for girls.

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NCAA Men’s Lax Final Fours

Collegiate lacrosse returns to Baltimore in 2014 with the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships.

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ACC Championships

The Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship will be held at PPL Park in Philadelphia, featuring six men’s lacrosse teams.

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HEADtable: Phillies Opening Day

Opening Day at the Phillies!

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5th Annual Rivalry Games

Featuring some of the finest high school boys and girls lacrosse teams from the Philadelphia area as they compete in regulation games while supporting the HEADstrong mission.

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National Rivalry Series

During the month of April, teams from across the country are encouraged to select a game to observe as a HEADstrong awareness game.

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HEADtable: Movie Night with Vince Papale

HEADtable presents Invincible –hosting a special screening of the Philadelphia-based movie for patients and their families at HUP.

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ACC Men’s Lax Champs

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Inaugural Hero Bowl

Drexel vs. Hofstra

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4th Annual Lime Light Gala

The evening will shine the lime light on blood cancers by offering an incredible silent auction, stories of hope shared by blood cancer patients and survivors, memories of Nicholas and his inspirational story, honoree presentations, recognition of advancements in innovative research, scrumptious food, live music, dancing, and more!

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Cheryl Colleluori

President cheryl@headstrong.org

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Michael Colleluori

Vice-President michael@headstrong.org

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Pat Colleluori, Jr.

Director of Development pat@headstrong.org

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Trevor McNaught

On October 6th 2004 I was diagnosed with t-cell leukemia. One day after a soccer game I came how really tired and found it hard to breathe…

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Kathryn O’Leary

When I was 3 years old my daddy was told he had testicular cancer. Unless it happen to you, I dont think anyone knows how scary it is to see a family member in the hospital in so much pain…

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Brady Vandenberghe

My 18 year old son heard he had AML Leukemia last summer, July 2nd 2010. This was the summer before his senior year and he was looking forward to playing Varsity Football and Varsity Lacrosse at Eden Prairie High School, MN…

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Benjamin G.

When I was in third grade, at a very young age I found out my Mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. Being young I really never heard of cancer, so the exposure to it was very new…

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Cara A.

I’m a two time cancer survivor. Not two times as in I was treated once then deemed in remission, two times as in I was diagnosed in 2006 at age 11 with osteosarcoma, then again in 2010 with a new type of cancer at age 16 called astrocytoma…

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An update from Katherine Frega

I have already shared my story of hope on Headstrong’s website, but my struggle with cancer has come a lot farther than I mentioned in my previous story…

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Mark Nailor

I was diagnosed in December 2008, several weeks after discovering a small lump in my groin. The diagnosis was Indolent Follicular Non-Hodgkis Lymphoma, Grade 2, Stage 3-4…

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David

I was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia on March 17th 2000, when my doctor and best friend of 40 years told me without effective treatment, my prognosis was 3 years…

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Joseph Clifford

I was in the hospital with Leukemia during the Thanksgiving feast organized by the HEADstrong Foundation…

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Molly Piveral

My son was diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukemia on Friday, August 13, 2004. He was nine years old…

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Tim Malone

My name is Tim, I am a 16-year-old from NJ and this is my story…

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Katherine Frega

In January of 2010, I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. I was put on a number of medications…

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Andy

I was Diagnosed with stage 2 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma with large B-cell in Dec. of 2008…

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Jessy Kyle

Hi, my name is Jessy Kyle and I was diagnosed the first time with Hodgkin’s Disease in 1989 at the age of sixteen…

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Tracy L.

My husband, Bobb, was diagnosed in August of 2009 with B cell, indolent, nodal, stage 3 Non-hodgkins Lymphoma, Bobb is also the father to 13 yr old Roseanna, a lacrosse goalie, and 9 yr old Meghan…

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Kevin F.

Dear Headstrong Family, My name is Kevin. I went to Upper Darby and I now play lacrosse at Widener University. I would just like to let you know that your son has inspired my life…

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MLL Partners with HEADstrong

BOSTON (January 10, 2014) – Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that it has partnered with the HEADstrong Foundation to help raise awareness about blood cancers to the extended lacrosse community and its fans.

“We are thrilled to partner with the HEADstrong in 2014,” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. “The organization has always been a strong supporter of the MLL and its players and we hope that “Burn Cancer” awareness week and our other initiatives will help raise awareness for all forms of blood cancer.”

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Serving Hope, Holiday Feast

Philadelphia, PA – On Sunday, December 22, 2013 the HEADstrong Foundation™ will bring home the holidays to patients and their families receiving inpatient care for blood cancers in the Rhoads Pavilion at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. HEADstrong, alongside of a dedicated group of volunteers, will transform conference rooms into family dining rooms and will serve a holiday feast. They will also provide live entertainment, holiday carolers and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will distribute comfort kits and gifts to all of the patients. This is just one way that the HEADstrong Foundation™ is helping to bring comfort and joy to those affected by blood cancers this holiday season.

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2nd Annual Relentless Cup Set For 4/12

Folsom, PA – HEADstrong Foundation™ (HF) is proud to unveil plans for the 2nd Annual Relentless Cup which will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Ridley High School in Folsom, Pennsylvania. The Relentless Cup is a special fundraising lacrosse event uniting communities in support of the HEADstrong Foundation by combining interstate youth games, high school games and will be highlighted by Lehigh University taking on Georgetown University under the lights at 7PM.

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Lax Stache Madness Grows $100,000

Holmes, PA – “We did it!” exclaimed Stache Master Ken Clausen as he proudly announced on Thursday that over $100,000 has been raised for Lacrosse Mustache Madness. With less than 24 hours remaining, $101,314 has been raised in total. Over the past six weeks lacrosse players from around the country have been growing mustaches of all shapes, sizes and styles to raise awareness and funds to support the HEADstrong Foundation™.

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HEADstrong LC of PA Donates $10K Toward HF Mission

Holmes, PA – On Thursday November 14th the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club of Pennsylvania proudly presented a check for $10,000 to their parent organization the HEADstrong Foundation™. The contribution to the Foundation comes just weeks prior to the 7th anniversary of the passing of HF founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori. The funds raised will be instrumental in supporting essential programs and services provided by the HEADstrong Foundation™ to improve quality of life for patients and families affected by the disease. A combination of individual fundraising efforts and tryout fees from HLCPA this fall helped contribute to the donation amount.

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4th Annual Lime Light Gala

On Friday, March 21, 2014 the HEADstrong Foundation™ will roll out the lime green carpet for an unforgettable evening as they present the 4th Annual Lime Light Gala. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $250 per seat. A variety of giving and sponsorship opportunities are available as well.

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MMA Fighter Sammy Oropeza Helping HF KO Cancer

Holmes, PA – On Saturday, November 15th, 2013 MMA’s Sammy Oropeza (9-2) will square-off against Chip Moraza-Pollard (7-5) at Revel Casino in Atlantic City, NJ as part of Bellator 108. While Oropeza is viewing this fight as the opportunity to make his mark on the MMA world, he is also using the fight as an opportunity to make a statement in support of the HEADstrong Foundation™. HEADstrong Foundation™ is a non-profit organization heading efforts to improve the quality of life for those affected by blood cancers and supports those working to eliminate the disease.

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HF’s Fall Four

Holmes, PA – On Saturday, October 19th, the HEADstrong Foundation™ concluded its 2013 fall collegiate event schedule with the 1st Annual University City Classic (UCC). Supporting the organization’s fight against blood cancers, the Inaugural UCC was one of HEADstrong’s Fall Four™ events which also included the 7th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Classic™, 5th Annual Women’s Nicholas Colleluori Classic™, and the 1st Annual Face-Off To Fight Blood Cancer™. Collectively, the four events raised over $200,000 to support the HEADstrong Foundation’s mission.

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HEADstrong’s 7th Annual Blood Drive

Dates: Friday, November 29, 2013
Time: 8:30AM – 1:30PM
Location: Ridley Community Center
801 Morton Avenue
Folsom, PA 19033
Click Here to register, sponsor code: HEADstrong

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Joel White, 2014 HEADstrong Player Spokesman

Holmes, PA – The HEADstrong Foundation™ is proud to announce the naming of MLL/NLL standout Joel White as the organizations Player Spokesman for 2014. Annually, HEADstrong recognizes a professional lacrosse player who demonstrates exemplary leadership and is committed to service in the community, who is using their professional stature to promote and advocate for the cause.

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Lax Stache Madness 2013

An All-Inclusive trip for (2) to Cancun, Mexico, Xbox One Gaming System, Beats by Dre™ Headphones, Go Pro™ Hero3 Helmet Cam and Apple iPad Mini, sounds like any students holiday wish list, but these are just a few of the prizes that players from around country will be facing-off for as Ken Clausen and Rebecca Vozzo proudly present the 5th installment of Lacrosse Mustache Madness™ in support of the HEADstrong Foundation™.

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University City Classic Set 10/19

Philadelphia, PA – On Saturday, October 19th the HEADstrong Foundation™ in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Men’s Lacrosse Team will host the inaugural University City Classic™. And while there will be (4) teams battling on the fields at Penn Park, this event will be played to honor those battling blood cancer.

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Ben Kaminow

Ben Kaminow is helping to grow blood cancer awareness by competing in Lacrosse Mustache Madness. He is the two-time champion of the campaign.

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Genevieve Haney

Media Marketing Specialist genevieve@headstrong.org

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Elizabeth Reed

Administrative Coordinator liz@headstrong.org

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Shane Franzone

Shane Franzone has played many tough shifts, but not one shift can compare to his battle against his blood disorder.

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Hofstra Hosts 5th WNCC

Hempstead, NY – The Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse program is proud to announce it will host the fifth annual Nicholas Colleluori Women’s Classic on Saturday, September 28 at James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, New York.

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MNCC Set For Oct 5-6th

Holmes, PA – HEADstrong Foundation™ is proud to announce plans for the 7th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Fall Men’s Classic. The two-day event will take place Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6th, 2013 at Ridley High School in Folsom, PA. The NCC is held annually and is dedicated to remembering the life and legacy of HEADstrong founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori while promoting the importance of community, brotherhood and sportsmanship within the game.

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Shot Towards Success

August 24 & 25, PPL Park, Philadelphia, PA

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4th Annual Gary Bitz Jr. 27-Hour Lax-A-Thon

Winter Garden, FL – The Gary Bitz Jr. 27 Hour Lax-A-Thon is an event that gives new meaning to the term “Beware of Flying Balls”, partly because this special charity lacrosse event now in its 4th year is held in Gary Bitz’s backyard. And while many players over the years have broken a window or two playing lacrosse in their backyards, the Bitz family has embraced the idea of playing in theirs. Together the Bitz family has created an incredible fundraising event, gathering their community in support of the HEADstrong Foundation helping to raise over $25,000 since its inception 4 years ago.

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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.

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Seeds of Success

Portland, ME, May 22, 2013 – Former college lacrosse coach John Brubaker, the award-winning author of The Coach Approach, takes readers on an enlightening and transformational journey to find their purpose and develop their leadership performance in his new book…

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Warrior’s Clausen To Cut Hair In Support of HEADstrong During Championship Weekend

Philadelphia, PA – Since his playing days at the University of Virginia, Ken Clausen has established himself as one of the most recognizable figures in the game of lacrosse.

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Hofstra’s Mejia and Albright Honored

Hempstead, NY – On Monday May 6, 2013, members of the Colleluori family were on hand to recognize the recipients of the 2013 Nicholas Colleluori Unsung Hero Award at the Annual Hofstra University Awards Banquet. This year, men’s basketball player Stevie Mejia and women’s lacrosse player Taylor Albright were named recipients of the prestigious award.

The Nick Colleluori Unsung Hero Award was established in 2007 to recognize the accomplishments of a male and female student-athlete who helped their respective teams achieve success in ways that may not always be measured by statistics. The award seeks to acknowledge those student-athlete’s who have not been adequately recognized during their careers, yet have always been exceptional representatives of the Hofstra Athletics Program. The award is named after the former Pride lacrosse player, who waged a courageous 14-month fight against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, before passing away in November 2006 at age 21.

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New Team HEADstrong Illinois

Chicago, IL – The HEADstrong Foundation™ proudly announced this week their expansion into the Midwest with the creation of Team HEADstrong Illinois. An initiative which will be spearheaded by Illinois native Tim Duffy, who has become an ambassador for the organization. Inspired by the story of Founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori, Duffy is on a mission to bring further meaning and awareness to lacrosse players and families in the Midwest.

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New York Lizards Assisting HEADstrong

Since their inception the Lizards have been committed to service initiatives within the community but this season, with 9 players having formerly played with Nick Colleluori and 5 home games scheduled at Hofstra’s James M. Shuart Stadium where he played collegiately, there is further meaning behind this special season.

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Nick Colleluori Named Winner Of CAA Randolph Award

Richmond, VA – Former Hofstra University men’s lacrosse student-athlete Nick Colleluori, who waged a courageous battle with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma before passing away in 2006, was named one of the recipients of the 2013 John H. Randolph Inspiration Award from the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The award will be presented to the Colleluori family at the annual Hofstra Pride Student-Athlete Banquet on Monday, May 6. During that awards ceremony, the Colleluoris will also present the Nick Colleluori Unsung Hero Award to a deserving male and female Hofstra student-athlete. Those awards have been presented annually since 2007.

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Katherine Frega defeats blood cancer

For Native Americans, lacrosse is more than a sport. The game served as a spiritual guide for tribes. It was a healing game for sick tribe members. It prepared warriors to attack their enemies. And it was lacrosse that prepared Katherine Frega for battle.

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HEADstrong Presented Delco Humanitarian Award

Concordville, PA – On the evening of April 18th the HEADstrong Foundation was honored as the recipient of the 2013 Delaware County Hall of Fame Humanitarian Award, at the 74th Annual Sports Dinner at the Concordville Inn. The special event gathered a record breaking crowd to honor the 2013 Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame Inductees. President Cheryl Colleluori received the award on behalf of the HEADstrong Foundation.

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HEADstrong’s 1st Quarter Disbursements

Holmes, PA – The HEADstrong Foundation™ is committed to providing resources and assistance to those affected by blood cancer and those working towards eliminating the disease. On Monday April 8th the organization proudly announced a donation of $50,000 to the Nicholas E. Colleluori Lymphoma Research Fund at the Abramson Cancer Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, the organization reported their first quarter disbursements which assisted over 39 families throughout the country with direct financial assistance.

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Inaugural Relentless Cup Assists In Raising $31,000

Folsom, PA – A beautiful spring day was the perfect backdrop for a great day of competition as the HEADstrong Foundation™ presented the Inaugural Relentless Cup on Saturday, April 6th. The Relentless Cup™ is new annual event for the organization with proceeds supporting Nick’s House™, the Nicholas E. Colleluori Lymphoma Research Fund and HEADstrong Foundation’s service offering. The event featured an interstate youth lacrosse component which featured: Clearview Youth, Huntingtown Youth, Ridley Youth and Rockville Centre Youth Lacrosse; high school games showcasing Ridley versus Avon Grove and was headlined by Hofstra University taking on Saint Joseph’s University for the coveted Relentless Cup. The event gathered over 3,500 spectators and helped HEADstrong to score over $31,000 for their fight against blood cancer.

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4th Annual Rivalry Games Scores $40,000

Chester, PA – A beautiful Spring day was the perfect setting for a great day of competition at the HEADstrong Foundation’s 4th Annual Rivalry Games at Widener University this past Saturday, March 30th. The event gathered over 3,000 spectators and helped to generate over $40,000 supporting the HEADstrong Foundation’s fight against blood cancers.

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1st Annual Relentless Cup 4/6

Holmes, PA – On Saturday April 6th the Saint Joseph’s Hawks will meet the Hofstra Pride in a special event presented by and supporting the HEADstrong Foundation™. And while both teams are focused on securing another check in the win column this game means a lot more to both programs.

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HEADstrong Unveils New Vending Trailer

Holmes, PA – Since the HEADstrong Foundation’s inception in 2006 the sport of lacrosse has served the organization as a vehicle for generating funds and blood cancer awareness. On Sunday March 24th, the organization proudly unveiled their latest addition, an actual vehicle for promoting blood cancer awareness. The new custom fabricated 20ft trailer will be used for grassroots an special event marketing for the organization, who is currently involved with over 160 events annually. This newest addition is giving new mean to term Tour For A Cure.

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Queen’s University Green Out

Onlookers couldn’t possibly ignore the lime green lacrosse game.

The Gaels and Toronto Varsity Blues men’s lacrosse teams sported the vibrant colour in a fundraising exhibition match at Tindall Field. It’s the trademark of the HEADstrong Foundation, an organization which raises awareness for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

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4th annual Rivalry Games, 3-30-13

Chester, PA – On Saturday March 30th 2013, 12 boys lacrosse programs from the Delaware Valley will meet at Widener University to take part in the HEADstrong Foundation’s 4th Annual Rivalry Games. And while the event will feature some of the most competitive lacrosse rivalries in Southeastern Pennsylvania, every team will have the same opponent that day; blood cancer.

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3rd annual Lime Light Gala Raises $160,000

Philadelphia, PA – On Friday March 15th the HEADstrong Foundation hosted the 3rd Annual Lime Light Gala, a magical and inspirational tribute to founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori. Over 400 guests attended this year’s event, which helped raise over $160,000, supporting Nick’s House™ and the Nicholas E. Colleluori Lymphoma Research Portfolio at the Abramson Cancer Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Frega Recipient of Nicholas E. Colleluori Award

Katherine Frega, 20, was honored Friday night as the winner of the Nicholas E. Colleluori Award, given each year to an individual that has beaten blood cancer and become a role model to others in the name of the former Hofstra University student-athlete who succumbed to Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Clearly, Frega’s determination, spirit and progress since learning she had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma three and a half years ago would make Nick Colleluori proud.

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LLG Promises To Be A Magical Evening

Philadelphia, PA – Next Friday March 15, 2013 the HEADstrong Foundation will roll out the lime green carpet for a magical evening as they host the 3rd Annual Lime Light Gala. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.

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PLA & HEADstrong Unite

Holmes, PA – In an effort to further blood cancer awareness, the HEADstrong Foundation™ in partnership with the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association, is pleased to announce the HEADstring Project. This collaborative initiative allows donated sticks to be refurbished and restrung by volunteer student athletes using HEADstrong’s signature lime green mesh. Once completed, the sticks are distributed into the community the PLA’s “New Start” initiatives in the City of Philadelphia.

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2/24- Philadelphia Wings HEADstrong Game

Holmes, PA – On Sunday February 24th, 2013 the Philadelphia Wings will not only be taking on the Colorado Mammoth at the 4:00PM at the Wells Fargo Center, they will also be putting on the gloves against blood cancer. This effort is in support of the HEADstrong Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates, fundraises and supports those affected by blood cancers and those working towards eliminating it.

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Witches of East Greenwich fundraise $6,500 for HEADstrong

Holmes, PA – On Wednesday January 30th, 2013 members from South Jersey based organization the Witches of East Greenwich, led by founder Megan Heyer visited HEADstrong Foundation’s Nick’s House for a facility tour and to present the organization with a check for $6,500 in support of their services. Members including Hope Driver, Jen Moughan and Carol Grandizio were also in attendance.

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4th Annual Score For A Cure

Holmes, PA – Lacrosse programs from around the country are gearing up to be part of the HEADstrong Foundation’s 4th installment of Score For A Cure™. This program engages teams in a season-long community service project, turning their statistics into a fun and interactive competition with proceeds supporting the HEADstrong Foundation.

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BBA Aviation Joins The Fight

Holmes, PA – On Thursday January 24, 2013 members of BBA Aviation’s Philadelphia division visited Nick’s House™ and presented a check for $15,000 in support of the HEADstrong Foundation™ through BBA Aviation’s Charitable Giving Program. Through this generous contribution the HEADstrong Foundation is proud to name BBA Aviation as title sponsor of the 3rd Annual Lime Light Gala on March 15th at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.

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HEADstrong Lacrosse Summer Camp Series

Holmes, PA – In an effort to empower, educate and mentor young athletes the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club™ is proud to introduce the HEADstrong Lacrosse Summer Camp Series. This unique day-camp experience will focus on building skill development, leadership, character and confidence in athletes ranging from youth to high school level. Proceeds from the camps will allow the HEADstrong Foundation™ to strengthen their commitment to serving those affected by blood cancers and those working towards eliminating it.

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Stage Set For 3rd Annual Lime Light Gala

Philadelphia, PA – On Friday March 15, 2013 the HEADstrong Foundation will roll out the lime green carpet for an unforgettable evening as they host the 3rd Annual Lime Light Gala. This event is recognized as one of the most inspirational evenings in all of lacrosse and is held to celebrate the life of Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori and honor those affected by blood cancers.

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Lacrosse.com Presents $10K

Philadelphia, PA – On Friday January 11th, 2013, at a special event at the Philadelphia Hard Rock Cafe hosted by Lacrosse.com, President Chad Watson presented the Colleluori family with a check in the amount of $10,000 in support of the HEADstrong Foundation.

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Thanks You For Visiting @ US Lax Convention

Dear HEADstrong Supporters,

On behalf of the HEADstrong Foundation, the Colleluori family and our founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori, we wish to extend our sincere appreciation for taking the time to visit our booth at the US Lacrosse Convention this past weekend.

Recent statistics indicate that there are over 1.5 million Americans living with blood cancers, and the irony is that US Lacrosse estimates that there are approximately 1.5 million Americans playing lacrosse.

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J.P. Bruemmer Charitable Trust Donates $10K

The J.P. Bruemmer Charitable Lead Annuity Trust presented the HEADstrong Foundation with a $10,000 donation on Saturday at the US Lacrosse National Convention at the PA Convention Center.

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Raising HEADstrong Awearness

Holmes, PA – This weekend spectators attending the US Lacrosse National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are encouraged to stop by Booth 242 in the Fan Fest to check out the latest products, services and fundraisers from the HEADstrong Foundation for 2013.

On Saturday January 12th attendees of the Fan Fest wearing HEADstrong merchandise will receive HEADstrong’s “Future” Reversible Shorts compliments of Reversible Lifestyle. The shorts will be available at HEADstrong’s booth exclusively. Be sure to stop by early, the promotion is subject to limited sizes and quantities.

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Katherine Frega

Blood cancer has affected many factors of my life. It has affected me physically from the countless treatments I had to take which made my once athletic body very weak and my blood counts low. Cancer has had an emotional impact on me, while it made my body weaker, I feel that my I am much stronger mentally from fighting such a deadly opponent. It has affected me personally, my relationship that I have with my family and friends are much different than they were pre-diagnosis. It allowed me to see what was important in life, I have much more compassion for those who are sick or those who are in need of help.

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1st Annual Relentless Cup

Holmes, PA – HEADstrong Foundation™ is proud to announce a very special fundraising event scheduled for the 2013 lacrosse season. The 1st Annual Relentless Cup will be held on Saturday April 6th, 2013 at Ridley High School in Folsom, Pennsylvania. The event will combine interstate youth games, high school games and will be highlighted by St. Joseph’s University taking on Hofstra University under the lights at 7PM.

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HEADstrong Serves Holiday Cheer

The Power of Family,
HEADstrong Serves Holiday Cheer at HUP

Philadelphia, PA – On Sunday December 16, 2012 the HEADstrong Foundation will host a pre-holiday feast for the patients, families and medical staff in the Rhoads Pavilion at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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HEADtable

Philadelphia, PA – On Sunday December 16, 2012 the HEADstrong Foundation will host a pre-holiday feast for the patients, families and medical staff in the Rhoads Pavilion at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

The HEADstrong Foundation is embracing the spirit of the holidays this weekend by launching their latest service and volunteer offering, HEADtable™. The program seeks to bring the elements of the family dinner table into the hospital in an effort to provide normalcy, while nurturing the well-being of patients battling blood cancers. Led, by the Colleluori family and dedicated group of volunteers, many who have been affected by the disease will work to transform conference rooms into dining rooms and serve a specially prepared meal.

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Lax Mustache Madness Grows A Record Breaking $101,000

Holmes, PA – Mustaches of all shapes, sizes and styles were popping up all over the place this fall as over 422 players from around the world participated in the 4th installment of Lacrosse Mustache Madness. The 6 week seasonal competition successfully set a fundraising record generating an incredible $101,302 in support of the HEADstrong Foundation and their commitment to improving the quality of life for patients and families battling blood cancers.

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David Batty’s Casino Night

Holmes, PA- On Saturday December 1, 2012 David Batty and his team from Coldwell Banker Preferred hosted the Annual Holiday Night At The Casino at Milestone Events in West Chester, PA. For the second year the HEADstrong Foundation has been recognized as the charity benefactor of this special seasonal event.

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HEADstrong Remembers Founder

Today marks the 6th anniversary of the untimely passing of HEADstrong founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori at the age of 21 to Lymphoma. We ask that you take a moment today to remember Nick and all of those who have lost their battle to blood cancers. Through his vision, the HEADstrong Foundation has become a resource  … Read more

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HEAD2head

Holmes, PA – Over the past six years the HEADstrong Foundation has established themselves as an important resource for patients and families battling blood cancers. The organization has established a wide range of services inspired by their own personal experience and the journey of their Founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori, who succumbed to non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2006. Understanding the importance of being a positive influence in a patient’s life while assisting them navigate their journey through the disease is the focus of this non-profit organization.

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Teammates In The Fight

West Chester, PA – On November 10, 2012 at West Chester Henderson High School, both boys and girls lacrosse programs from the tri-state region, gathered to pay homage and remember Caroline Gallagher-Cranston at the 4th Annual Care For A Cure Lacrosse Tournament. Proceeds from this special charity tournament supported various non-profit organizations working to support innovative research and improve the quality of life for patients and families battling blood cancer.

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Gathering Family & Serving Hope

HEADstrong Serving Hope At HUP

Philadelphia, PA – November 22, 2012 will mark the 6th year that the HEADstrong Foundation will prepare and serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to several floors of patients and families who are amidst treatment for blood cancer in the Rhodes Pavilion at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Ugandan Lax Players Growing Lax Stache’s For HEADstrong

Ugandan Lacrosse players have been growing their mustaches out for Lacrosse Mustache Madness in support of the HEADstrong Foundation. Take a look at some of staches below.

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HEADstrong Delivers

The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to support the following organizations and individuals…

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HEADstrong Announces New Baltimore Girls Team

Baltimore, MD – The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to introduce a newly formed competitive girls HEADstrong team playing out of Baltimore, Maryland. This is a huge step for the organization that is focusing strategic efforts on growing their mission in women’s lacrosse. Baltimore has become the 8th city to formally launch a HEADstrong club team and the 2nd to include a girls component.

Led by Coach Megan Hanson, the newly formed club team debuted last week, competing at the Johns Hopkins’s “Queen of the Turf” 4v4 Tournament. Outfitted in HEADstrong’s signature lime green, which is the national awareness color for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, this team is playing for a purpose. They are motivated by the life and legacy of Nick Colleluori and have embraced the idea of empowering and uniting athletes in the fight against blood cancer.

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Teeing Off Is A Success

Tee Off Against Blood Cancer Drives Home The Meaning of HEADstrong

Holmes, PA – On Friday October 26, 2012, the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club of Southeastern Pennsylvania hosted their Inaugural Tee Off Against Blood Cancer successfully generating over $5,000 for their parent organization the HEADstrong Foundation at Springfield Country Club in Springfield, Pennsylvania.

The event served as just one of the many ways that families associated with the club team are actively involved in making a difference in supporting the HEADstrong mission during the year. Aside from playing lacrosse the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club emphasizes the importance of developing character and instilling values by positively engaging and empowering their players and families to participate in several community outreach initiatives and fundraising efforts as part program.

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Give Red To HEAD!

The HEADstrong Foundation’s 6th annual Blood & Bone Marrow Drive
“In memory of Nick “HEAD” Colleluori”

Friday, November 23rd
8:30am – 1:30pm
Ridley Community Center, Folsom, PA

To sign-up go to www.redcrossblood.org

And enter sponsor code: 02213357

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Highlight of NCC Day 2

Chestnut Hill College Coach Brian Dougherty (left) and blood disease survivor Shane Franzone By Chris Goldberg The highlight of Sunday’s second day of action in the 6th Annual Nick Colleluori classic at Ridley High just may have been when HEADstyrong Foundation President brought out Shane Franzone during her annual mid-day speech. Chestnut Hill College coach  … Read more

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4th Women’s NCC Raises 35K

Hempstead, NY – On Sunday, September 30, 2012 over 11 collegiate women’s lacrosse teams from Long Island, NY and the surrounding areas gathered to remember former Hofstra athlete and HEADstrong Founder Nicholas Colleluori by taking part in the 4th Annual Women’s Nick Colleluori Classic at Hofstra University. This annual collegiate fall women’s lacrosse tournament is the sister fundraising event to the HEADstrong Foundation’s Men’s Nicholas Colleluori Classic held annually at Colleluori’s beloved Ridley High School in Folsom, PA. A beautiful forecast set the tone for this inspirational day which featured some amazing competitive lacrosse. The event successfully generated over $35,000 allowing the HEADstrong Foundation to strengthen their commitment to providing resources and assistance to patients and families battling blood cancers. Together both annual fall events have combined to generate over $215,000 for HEADstrong Foundation.

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N.C. Fraternities Join Our Fight

Students, families and fans attended a lacrosse exhibition game between N.C. State’s club lacrosse team and various N.C. State fraternities Friday night.

While the club lacrosse team went home with a win, the event was more than a friendly night of competition. Tickets for the event were $3 and proceeds helped support the HEADstrong foundation, an organization that advocates and raises money for those affected by blood cancer and their familie

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4th Lax Stache Madness Begins

Holmes, PA – With the leaves beginning to turn and the Fall lacrosse season in full swing, co-founders Ken Clausen and Rebecca Vozzo are proud to announce the 4th installment of Lacrosse Mustache Madness, set to kick-off this Friday, October 19, 2012. It’s time to get your Stache on. Be amongst the best lacrosse teams and players in the country as you face-off to see who will take home the coveted Stache Crown. Register today at www.laxstachemadness.com.

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NCC Saturday’s Player Awards

This year the HEADstrong Foundation named the first Nicholas “Head” Colleluori Award winners to one member of each team participating in the 6th Annual Nick Colleluori Classic at Ridley High.

The award honors players that most exemplify the heart and determination exhibited by the Foundation’s founder, Nick Colleluori. Winners were honored at the annual HEADstrong Presentation today and given their awards by their coaches, who chose the winners.

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Philly Players Compete In 6th NCC

By James Boyle
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/6/12

Ridley High School, the sight of the Sixth Annual Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic, saw some familiar athletes take the field on Saturday – and none more familiar than Ridley graduate Daniel Stranix.

Mount St. Mary’s Dan Stranix (Ridley)

Stranix, a key senior midfielder at Mount St. Mary’s, found the back of the net three times against Michigan at his old stomping grounds.

“It was really cool coming back,” said Stranix, who later was named the winner of the school’s Nicholas “Head” Colleluori Award winner. “It’s funny, when you get here everyone on your team expects you to know where everything is at the tournament… I get to go two minutes back to my house for fall break.”

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Michigan Men’s Lacrosse @ NCC


Michigan Men’s Lacrosse FaceOff @ 6th Annual Nick Colleluori Classic

FOLSOM, Pa. — The University of Michigan men’s lacrosse team was defeated 16-8 by the Marist Red Foxes and 19-10 by the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers on Saturday (Oct. 6) in the sixth annual Nick Colleluori Classic at Ridley High School. The classic, which benefits the HEADStrong Foundation to combat blood cancer, is held in memory of the late Nick Colleluori.

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6th Annual NCC Raises $180K

Assisting The HEADstrong Goal, 6th Annual Colleluori Classic Raises 180K

Folsom, PA – Not even a brisk and dreary second day could damper the spirit and positive energy surrounding this weekend’s 6th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Classic at Ridley High School in Folsom, Pennsylvania. A festival-like atmosphere set the tone for the largest event ever held by the organization gathering over 10,000 spectators to witness some of the most competitive collegiate lacrosse in the country. The event featured 24 collegiate programs over the course of two full days. While teams were paired against one another the one common opponent was blood cancer, the disease that claimed the life of HEADstrong Founder Nicholas Colleluori. The event successfully generated over $180,000 for the HEADstrong Foundation giving them the ability to strengthen their commitment to providing assistance and resources to patients and families around the country dealing with blood cancers.

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HEADstrong Scores In Chicago

HEADstrong Scores With Chicagoland Lax Getaway

Oak Forest, IL – A beautiful 75 degree forecast set the tone for an amazing lacrosse weekend as the HEADstrong Foundation hosted their inaugural Chicagoland Lax Getaway, as part of their Tour For A Cure event series. This special event was held with the purpose of uniting programs in the fight against blood cancer with proceeds supporting the local blood cancer community through the services offered by the organization. The event was also a chance to celebrate the growth of the sport in the Midwest while providing a positive team building experience.

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6th Annual NCC Schedule’s

Saturday, October 6th Schedule Stadium I 9:00 am Marquette vs. High Point 10:30 am Michigan vs. Mt St. Mary’s 12:00 pm St. Joe’s vs. Marist 1:15 pm HEADstrong Presentation 2:00 pm Colgate vs. Villanova 3:30 pm Lehigh vs. Robert Morris 5:00 pm Hofstra vs. Villanova Field II 9:00 am Michigan vs. Marist 10:30 am Robert  … Read more

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Hofstra’s 4th Annual WNCC

Hempstead, NY – This Sunday, September 30, 2012 over 11 collegiate women’s lacrosse programs will descend upon Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium to be part of the 4th Annual Women’s Nicholas Colleluori Classic. This special fundraising event has seen over $100,000 for the HEADstrong Foundation since its inception in 2008 and now under the direction of Hofstra Women’s Coach Shannon Smith, plans to expand the event are already underway for the 2013 fall season.

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HEADstrong Announces New Team Minnesota

Minnesota- The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to welcome a newly formed Team HEADstrong playing out of Minnesota. Minnesota marks the 6th state to formally launch a HEADstrong lacrosse program this year. The team is highly anticipated and there is much excitement surrounding this addition to the HEADstrong lacrosse family, which will consist of 3 teams in their inaugural year including a 2016, 2015 and U-15 team. And while based in the Midwest the roots of this team stem back to a personal encounter that coach Patrick Donaghy had with the Colleluori family at HEADstrong Foundation’s inaugural event at Villanova University in 2006.

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Lacrosse Brotherhood; 6th NCC

The Definition of Brotherhood; 6th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Classic

Holmes, PA – When the Colleluori family lost their son and brother Nicholas in 2006 to a battle with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma they did not know how they would carry on. While each family member reacted differently to the loss and it seemed as though the Colleluori family would never be whole again. Cheryl Colleluori, Nick’s mother once described the family as a “table missing a leg”. A family wallowing in a state of depression, transformed in wake of the devastating diagnosis, 14 month battle and eventual loss of Nicholas Colleluori.

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Teeing Off Against Blood Cancer

Teeing Off Against Blood Cancer; HEADstrong Lacrosse Club Announces Inaugural Golf Outing st Annual Tee Off Against Blood Cancer will be held on Friday, October 26, 2012 at Springfield Country Club in Springfield, Pennsylvania.

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Tom McKay Joins Team HEADstart

My name is Tom McKay and I have joined Team HEADstart to raise money for a great cause: Headstrong Foundation. I’ve been involved in raising money for this charity for the last few years through my son’s high school lacrosse team’s charity event (South Lyon, MI). After learning of Nick Colleluori’s story and meeting his family, who tirelessly work to carry on Nick’s vision through the Headstrong Foundation (www.headstrongfoundation.org), it was a “no brainer” to do as much as I can to help them.

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September: National Blood Cancer Awareness Month


Holmes, PA – It has been six years since the creation of the HEADstrong Foundation, a lacrosse rooted non-profit organization established in memory of Nicholas Colleluori with the purpose of utilizing the game as a vehicle to promote blood cancer awareness while generating funds to improve the well-being and quality of life for patients and their families.

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HEADstrong’s “One More Program”

The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce the “One More Program.”

Donate $1.00 To Change Someone’s Life. Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori, founder of HEADstrong Foundation took a public stance against blood cancer after being diagnosed with a terminal illness at the age of 19. He focused his energy on changing the equation for patients through improving conditions, accommodations, establishing a patient’s advocacy network and archiving his journey to assist others.

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Purchase Your Team of Champions Package

The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to offer a special deal for programs, coaches and players interested in attending the 6th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Classic on October 6th and 7th, 2012 at Ridley High School in Folsom, PA.

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New Lacrosse.com Partnership

HEADstrong partners with Lacrosse.com The HEADstrong Foundation announces NEW partnership with Lacrosse.com! Please check out the new HEADstrong page on Lacrosse.com and shop lacrosse supplies, t-shirts and more! Click Here to help defeat blood cancer with HEADstrong Apparel available at Lacrosse.com! HEADstrong Foundation

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MLL & NB Foundation Raise $28K

By Chris Mahoney
BOSTON, Mass. – Major League Lacrosse teamed up with the New Balance Foundation to raise $28,000 for the HEADstrong Foundation, a charity that raises money for blood cancer in honor of Nicholas Colleluori, a former Hofstra lacrosse player who passed away in 2006.The HEADstrong Foundation was named the official charity of the 2012 MLL All-Star Game, which was held in Palm Beach County, Fla. on June 30.

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SCOUT by Bungalow Introduces Collection To Support HEADstrong

Bagging Blood Cancer; SCOUT by Bungalow Introduces Collection To Support HEADstrong

WASHINGTON DC, AUGUST 2, 2012…The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce SCOUT by Bungalow as their newest partner in the fight against blood cancer. In conjunction with National Blood Cancer Awareness Month, SCOUT by Bungalow will release a collection of fashionable lacrosse inspired bags in September with proceeds benefitting the HEADstrong Foundation. The line, targeting women’s lacrosse players of all ages, will help broaden HEADstrong’s fundraising and awareness efforts to all facets of the lacrosse community.

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HEADlax Philly Boys HS Tryout Dates

It’s your turn to be Relentless. After an amazing 2012 campaign the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club is reloading their rosters with annual open tryouts this September for their 2013 Summer and Fall Teams. Tryouts will be held at the Widener University Athletic Complex and are open to all lacrosse players graduating in 2014, 2015, 2016 (see below for your specific tryout details). A try-out fee of $40.00 is required per player and is due at Tryout 1 Registration. All major credit cards will be accepted as well as checks made out to the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club.

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Special thanks to our young friends

Special thanks to our new friends – Molly Smith, 10 and Lily Kelleher, 11 and Charlotte Kelleher, 6 for raising over $100 for the HEADstrong Foundation by selling lemonade. At a very young age, these fine young ladies understand the importance of giving back to their community. These funds will help us with operating Nick’s  … Read more

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6th Annual MNCC

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The Definition of Brotherhood; 6th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Classic Announced

Holmes, PA – When the Colleluori family lost their son and brother Nicholas in 2006 to a battle with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma they did not know how they would carry on. While each family member reacted differently to the loss and it seemed as though the Colleluori family would never be whole again. Cheryl Colleluori, Nick’s mother once described the family as a “table missing a leg”. A family wallowing in a state of depression, transformed in wake of the devastating diagnosis, 14 month battle and eventual loss of Nicholas Colleluori.

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Lime Light Gala

Save the Date: Lime Light Gala Friday, March 15, 2013 Hyatt Regency For the past 3 years, over 450 people gather to celebrate the life of our Founder, Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori. A truly magical evening with cocktails, dinner, dancing, silent auction and more. Proceeds benefit our work throuogh advocating, educating and supporting those affected by  … Read more

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27 Hour Lax-A-Thon: Gary Bitz Jr.

Winter Garden, FL- Three years ago Gary Bitz Jr., a young lacrosse player from Winter Garden, FL attended NCAA Championship Weekend in Baltimore, Maryland with his father. While visiting the fan fest at the Inner Harbor, Gary had the chance to learn about the HEADstrong Foundation and meet the Colleluori family. And while other kids his age were focused on checking out the latest gear and promotional items in the fan fest, Gary Bitz Jr. inspired by what he had just learned about the HEADstrong Foundation began brainstorming an event idea with the purpose of generating funds to support the organization.

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Kameron Andrews Runs For Team HEADstart

HEADstrong Supporter’s,

I am running the Beach to Beacon in August here in Maine. Please support me as I try to raise money for HEADstrong Foundation. Click Here to find my fundraising page and please support me in my efforts!

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HEADstrong New Online Store

Holmes, PA – Since the creation of their signature lime green Laces for Lymphoma the HEADstrong Foundation embraced the idea that product was a great way to build awareness for the disease that claimed the life of founder Nicholas Colleluori. Over six years ago what began with one awareness item has evolved into a brand of hope offering over 50 items now available with proceeds benefitting the HEADstrong Foundation. The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce the launch of their newly developed online store, www.shopheadstrong.com. Supporters of the HEADstrong Foundation will find all of their newest products ranging from shorts to their signature chin strap and customers now have the capability to create their own HEADstrong account, along with creating their own product wish list

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HEADstrong Gold: Champs

HEADstrong Gold 2014 of the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club won the Junior AA Title at the 2012 TriState National Tournament held at Mercer County Park in Princeton Junction, NJ this past weekend. HEADstrong Gold 2014 went 5-0 in Sunday’s playoff run.

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Team HEADstrong Utah

Salt Lake City, UT – The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce the addition of a newly assembled Team HEADstrong playing out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Team HEADstrong Utah has become the 12th team to assemble over the past three years under the HEADstrong Team model, helping spread the positive message and mission of the HEADstrong Foundation across the country.

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Citizens Bank Park

Official HEADstrong Awareness Night with the Philadelphia Phillies Tailgate The HEADstrong Foundation will host an inaugural tailgate in conjunction with their Blood Cancer Awareness Night on Wednesday September 26, 2012, in partnership with the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia Phillies will host the Washington Nationals and first pitch is scheduled for 7:05PM.  … Read more

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HEADstrong Foundation: Research

Holmes, PA – At the heart of the HEADstrong mission is generating funds to support research focused on finding a cure for blood cancers. The HEADstrong Foundation is committed to exploring and investing in targeted therapies, treating the patient’s own immune system with minimal side effects. This week, the HEADstrong Foundation proudly presented the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania with a donation of $50,000 supporting the Nicholas E. Colleluori Lymphoma Research Fund and the efforts of Dr. Stephen J. Schuster.

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HEADstrong Supports LLS & COH

Holmes, PA – The week that Nicholas Colleluori learned that he had non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of Eastern Pennsylvania was hosting their annual Light the Night Walk at Penn’s Landing in the city of Philadelphia. Having been diagnosed earlier that week, Nicholas was inspired to become apart of this event.

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HEADstrong and PLA Unite

The HEADstong Foundation has generously donated over 200 pieces of it’s distinctive lime green mesh as part of what the PLA and HEADstrong are calling the “HEADstring” initiative. Donated sticks will be re-strung with the lime green mesh and will be donated to the lacrosse programs in the Philadelphia School District as part of the PLA’s City Initiative, which works to grow the sport of boy’s and girl’s lacrosse within the school district of Philadelphia.

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HEADstrong Lime Going For The Green; Team HEADstrong Assembles for IL Powerball

HEADstrong Lime Going For The Green; Team HEADstrong Assembles for IL Powerball

Holmes, PA – The Colleluori family understands all to well, the hardships associated with battling cancer. Today, as patient advocates they pull from their personal experience and the journey of their late son, brother and HEADstrong Founder Nicholas to benefit the lives of others who are now walking in their cleats.

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Port Washington Girls Lacrosse Reflects on 2012 Season

By Patch Staff / June 14, 2012

Port Washington’s girls varsity lacrosse team celebrate what its coaches deem another successful season. The Vikings finished 12-4 and Nassau Class A Semi-finalists.

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New Team HEADstrong Lacrosse Memphis Announced

Memphis, TN – The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce the creation of a newly formed Team HEADstrong playing out of Memphis, Tennessee. It is both a coincidence and a fitting tribute that Team HEADstrong Memphis will be taking the field in their signature lime green for the first time on the 27th of July at the Southern Exposure Lax Clash at Limestone College in South Carolina. The number 27 holds significance to the HEADstrong Foundation because it was the number worn by Founder Nicholas Colleluori.

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What’s Coming to MLL All-Star: HEADstrong Foundation

By Chris Mahoney | 6/18/2012

The 2012 MLL All-Star Game Presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill is just two weeks away. Between now and then we’ll be giving you a sneak preview of what’s coming to the game on June 30 at FAU Stadium in Palm Beach County, Fla.

The HEADstrong foundation is the official charity of the 2012 MLL All-Star Game.

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South Lyon United hosts 2nd annual

SOUTH LYON, MI- In an event to generate awareness, funds, and support for the fight against blood cancer, the South Lyon United Lacrosse Club completed its 2nd annual “Charity Game” on Wednesday, May 12 with proceeds benefiting towards the HEADstrong Foundation. Rival programs South Lyon United and Novi High School, face-off with South Lyon prevailing 12-11 in a hard fought matchup.

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HEADstrong Announces CJ Costabile as 2013 Player Spokesman

Holmes, PA – Annually, the HEADstrong Foundation recognizes a collegiate lacrosse player taking their career to the professional level that demonstrates exemplary leadership and is committed to servicing the community and using their professional stature to promote the cause.

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Hofstra University Nick Colleluori Unsung Hero Awards

Nick Colleluori Unsung Hero Award
The Nick Colleluori Unsung Hero Award was established in 2007 to recognize the accomplishments of a male and female student-athlete who helped their respective teams achieve success in ways that may not always be measured by statistics. The award seeks to acknowledge those student-athletes who have not been adequately recognized during their careers, yet have always been exceptional representatives of the Hofstra Athletics Program. The award is named after the former Pride lacrosse player, who waged a courageous 14-month fight against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, before passing away in November 2006 at age 21.

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HEAD of the Class

Annually the Colleluori family presents local high school students with the Nicholas E. Colleluori Memorial Scholarship and HEADstrong Foundation Award for their academic excellence and athletic accomplishments.

On Wednesday May 16, 2012 at the Ridley High School Senior Awards Ceremony, Cheryl and Pat Colleluori, the parents of former Ridley student-athlete and HEADstrong founder Nick Colleluori were on hand to present the prestigious Nicholas E. Colleluori Memorial Scholarship.

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HEAD of the Class

HEAD of the Class – HEADstrong Presents 5th Annual Nicholas E. Colleluori Scholarship

Holmes, PA – Annually the Colleluori family presents local high school students with the Nicholas E. Colleluori Memorial Scholarship and HEADstrong Foundation Award for their academic excellence and athletic accomplishments.

On Wednesday May 16, 2012 at the Ridley High School Senior Awards Ceremony, Cheryl and Pat Colleluori, the parents of former Ridley student-athlete and HEADstrong founder Nick Colleluori were on hand to present the prestigious Nicholas E. Colleluori Memorial Scholarship. The 2012 recipient of the scholarship was Kevin Benson, a student-athlete who will be furthering his education and athletic career at Florida Southern University. Other students including: Tara Jordan, Alexandria Lewis, Rachel Panak, Komal Parekh, Emily Savinese and Abigail Worrell received the HEADstrong Award for outstanding academic achievements.

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MLL Checking in with the HEADstrong Foundation

By Aly Morrissey

In February, MLL named the HEADstrong Foundation as the official charity of the 2012 MLL All-Star Game. The game will serve as a vehicle to raise awareness and funds for those affected by blood cancer and will take place at FAU Stadium in Palm Beach County, FL on Saturday, June 30.

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North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie boys lacrosse team gives back

Lax Lowdown

Matt Jenkins

The North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie boys lacrosse team is busy trying to chase down the first state tournament berth in program history. But that doesn’t mean the Bulldogs are too busy to give back to the community.

This past Saturday, North Shore played a benefit game for the HEADstrong Foundation against Northeast Regional. The HEADstrong Foundation was created to raise money and awareness for blood cancer

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HEADstrong Foundation Announces Partnership with YMCA Supporting Patients of Nick

Holmes, PA (May 2012) — In an effort to further their commitment to providing assistance and quality of life services to patients and families of blood cancer, the HEADstrong Foundation has proudly announced a new partnership with the Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County. This new partnership will provide guests of Nick’s House with complimentary services at the Y. Families can come together to have fun and spend quality time with each other while swimming, working out or playing in the gymnasium. The Community YMCA is committed to providing these families with the resources they need to learn, grow and thrive during these challenging times.

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Tour For A Cure HEAD

Holmes, PA- In an effort to further their commitment to advocating and promoting blood cancer awareness the HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce that Chicago, Illinois has been selected as the first stop on their 2012 Tour For A Cure. The event is being hosted in partnership with Aloha Tournaments and the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Pequannock and Montville Girls’ Lacrosse Teams Face-off For HEADstrong

Thursday, MAY 10, 2012

BY JEFF MOELLER
CORRESPONDENT
SUBURBAN TRENDS

On Saturday afternoon the Pequannock and Montville girls’ lacrosse teams met on the field in one of the better matchups in the area. Yet, the final outcome of their game took a back seat to the primary focus on the day.
Both teams’ junior varsity and varsity squads met at Dawson Field in Towaco to honor and raise funds for a national charity as well as a local one during their “Score for a Cure” event.

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Patriots raise more than $1,500 for Headstrong Foundation

Village Times Herald May 02, 2012 | 05:51 PM The Ward Melville girls lacrosse team is pictured before its “Headstrong Game” against Half Hollow Hills on April 27. Both the varsity and JV teams raised over $1,500 for the Headstrong Foundation – an organization to benefit research for blood cancers. In addition to raising the  … Read more

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Algonquin Regional Lacrosse Team Plays For More Than A State Title

By Matt Taylor, Contributing Writer

Northborough/Southborough – The Algonquin Regional High School boys lacrosse team has high hopes for the 2012 season. Last year they made it all the way to the Division II State Final before losing to Medfield. This year the Tomahawks are hoping to take that extra step, and, with a 6-0 start, they are well on their way. This year is different however, because the team is also playing to honor the memory of a young Southborough student who passed away in January.

Eric Green, a 12-year-old who played lacrosse in Southborough’s youth program and for the Massachusetts Vikings Select Boys Lacrosse, died suddenly from complications due to a seizure condition.

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Inaugural Clippers Fighting Cancer Shutout Nets $23,000 For HEADstrong Foundation

Bellport, NY- On Saturday March 24, 2012, several high school lacrosse teams from New York participated in the inaugural Clippers Fighting Cancer Shutout hosted by Bellport High School and organized by Justin White benefitting the HEADstrong Foundation. In front of a large crowd teams competed in a six-hour event on four fields at Bellport’s athletic complex. The effort was an incredible success generating over $23,000 for the HEADstrong Foundation and their relentless pursuit of defeating blood cancer

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TCF recognizes the HEADstrong Foundation as the Extraordinary Organization of the Year

By BARBARA ORMSBY
Times Correspondent

NETHER PROVIDENCE – The Taylor Community Foundation presented $98,000 in scholarship awards to 14 Delaware County high school seniors at the foundation’s 11th annual recognition reception at the Springhaven Club last month.

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The 2012 Father Marco Cup Raises $11,750.00 For The HEADstrong Foundation

2012 Father Marco Cup
St. Louis University High vs. DeSmet Jesuit
Benefiting The HEADstrong Foundation
St. Louis, Missouri

On Saturday, April 14, 2012, the Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity lacrosse teams from the St. Louis University High School (http://sluhlax.teammania.net) and DeSmet Jesuit High School (http://desmetlax.com/lacrosse ) programs competed at St. Louis University High followed by a BBQ on a beautiful spring day/evening. The “Father Marco Cup” is an annual Varsity game played between the two Jesuit powerhouses from St Louis, Missouri. Father Michael Marchlewski (Fr. Marco) has served for many years teaching at both schools and has been a spiritual leader for both the DeSmet and SLUH lacrosse teams over the years.

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Cocalico “Sticks It” to Blood Cancer

The Cocalico boys lacrosse team is lacing up to raise awareness for the HEADstrong foundation.

The Cocalico boys lacrosse team is not just fighting L-L League lacrosse teams on the field; the team is lacing up and facing off against a deadly disease.

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Amosland Students Walk

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP – A sea of lime green flooded the streets around the Amosland Elementary School neighborhood Friday as more than 600 students, teachers, staff and parents walked to raise money for the HEADstrong Foundation.

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Ridley Boys Lacrosse Green Out

On Tuesday night, May 8, a “Green Out” will be held at the last Ridley Boys lacrosse night game of the season. The “Green Out” is being held in an attempt to get elementary school students to come out to the game and to show their support for the lacrosse team, as well as the HEADstrong Foundation. All elementary students wearing Ridley green or a HEADstrong shirt will get in free.

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HEADstrong Introduces Team HEADstart Program

Taking Strides Against Blood Cancer…HEADstrong Introduces Team HEADstart Program

Holmes, PA- In an effort to further their relentless pursuit of defeating blood cancer the HEADstrong Foundation has announced the launch of their newest initiative, Team HEADstart. The program encourages and incentivizes supporters to participate in endurance events across the country while representing and fundraising for the HEADstrong Foundation.

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Annual Port Washington Games

Holmes, PA- In an effort to raise awareness and support the HEADstrong fight against blood cancer, the Port Washington Girl’s Varsity Lacrosse Team hosted their annual Port Washington HEADstrong Lacrosse Tournament on March 17, 2012.

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Sherwood HS Lax Joins The Fight

The Bowmen Boy’s Lacrosse team has dedicated their season to the fight against non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma…also known as blood cancer. They have teamed up with the Headstrong foundation and the Wilsonville Wildcats to help fight an aggressive and indiscriminant disease.

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Stick It To Cancer Game

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Slippery Rock University women’s lacrosse team finished a 3-0 week with a 13-9 win over Shippensburg University Saturday afternoon in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference action from Mihalik-Thompson Stadium.

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Southwestern Univ. Green Out

GEORGETOWN, Texas – The Southwestern lacrosse team will not only be honoring their seniors at the final home game Saturday at 1 p.m., they are also sponsoring a HEADstrong game to raise awareness of blood cancer.

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Britons Dedicate Home Opener

Britons Support HEADstrong Foundation

The Albion College Men’s Lacrosse Team dedicates Home Opener (March 17th) to the HEADstrong Foundation. The Britons rocked lime green t-shirts during pre-game warm-ups and under their uniforms in support of the HEADstrong Mission.

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HEADstrong Introduces Relentless Sweatband Watch

HEADstrong Introduces Newest Awareness Product; Relentless Sweatband Watch

Holmes, PA – Support the HEADstrong Foundation and their relentless pursuit of defeating blood cancer by purchasing their newest awareness product; the Relentless Sweatband Watch. Whether on the field this season, at the beach or tournament this summer, this item is the perfect way to look good while making a difference.

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Rivalry Games Score $40,000

Holmes, PA- The forecast this weekend was very fitting for the HEADstrong Foundation’s 3rd Annual Rivalry Games. On Saturday April 7, 2012 droves of HEADstrong supporters and lacrosse fans descended on Widener University’s athletic complex to be apart of what has become an annual Easter Saturday tradition in Delaware County

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Bellport Scores For HEADstrong


By Jeffrey Bessen

LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 3/25/12

It’s all about perspective.

Young people, especially athletes think that they are impervious to injury or illness until, of course, they are injured or become ill.

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Cabrini & Whittier Face-Off For HEADstrong

For Immediate Release

Cabrini Men’s Lacrosse Facing-Off For HEADstrong

Holmes, PA- In an effort to raise awareness and support the fight against blood cancer Cabrini Men’s Lacrosse and Whittier Men’s Lacrosse are proud to partner with the HEADstrong Foundation during Saturday’s game to bring awareness to the organization’s fight against blood cancers.

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Liam Banks visits Headstrong Foundation

iPad Donation for Headstrong Fundraising Gala

As I boarded the plane this past Friday in Atlanta making my trip up to Philadelphia for the annual Ward Melville style clinic I had a different feeling running through my body. My normal routine includes some music on the iPad while a watch a slide show of my kids and catch up on some much needed sleep. During this trip however my mind was elsewhere. I was thinking about the day ahead of me and the importance of making a difference in the world.

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Gettysburg, Princeton Strap Up

For Immediate Release

Holmes, PA- Last weekend in an effort to raise awareness and support the HEADstrong Foundation’s relentless fight against blood cancer, the Gettysburg Men’s Lacrosse Team took the field wearing the Warrior’s Relentless27 Lime Green Chinstrap in their match against the Salisbury University.

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3rd Annual Rivalry Games

For Immediate Release

Holmes PA- The HEADstrong Foundation in partnership with Widener University Men’s Lacrosse program has announced the 3rd Annual HEADstrong Rivalry Games at Widener University on Easter Saturday April 7, 2012.

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FCA Honors HEADstrong

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Lacrosse Ministry is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2012 Peter Kohn Award is The Colleluori Family.

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Tour For A Cure

Tour For A Cure: Aloha Tournaments Partners with HEADstrong Foundation

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Thanksgiving 2011

HEADstrong Foundation Defining The True Meaning of Thanksgiving

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Onondaga Community College

Back on Oct. 16, Onondaga Community College – the 2011 NJCAA men’s lacrosse championship winners – gathered for the program’s fall alumni game

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Dave Batty

On Saturday December 10, 2011 David Batty of Coldwell Banker Preferred hosted his annual holiday party at Milestone Events in West Chester, PA.

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Stampede Lacrosse Club

Stampede Lacrosse Club Stomps Blood Cancer for HEADstrong Foundation

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5th Annual NCC A Success

HEADstrong Foundation Scores Over $165,000 at 5th Annual Nick Colleluori Men’s Classic

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Con Bro Chill

The Con Bro Chill Family is trying to be apart of this sweet mustache action.

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Lax Stache Madness

Get Growing… Third Annual Lacrosse Mustache Madness Competition to Benefit the HEADstrong Foundation

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Foundation Scores Over $35,000

HEADstrong Foundation Scores Over $35,000 at Third Annual Nick Colleluori Women’s Classic

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5th Annual Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic

Every year, to honor Nicholas “Head” Colleluori, and those affected by blood cancer, the HEADstrong Foundation hosts “The Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic”

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HEADstrong Continues Vision

From InsideLacrosse.com : The HEADstrong Foundation has taken new leaps in fulfilling the mission of its founder, Nick Colleluori…

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3rd Annual HEADstrong Night at the Phillies

Ready for another great night of Phillies Baseball at Citizen’s Bank Park?

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In Memory Of Nick

The Colleluori family helps cancer patients ‘In Memory Of Nick’

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Gear Zone: Warrior TII Helmet

From Inside Lacrosse Ryan Demorest June 30th, 2011 The IL Gear Zone took a trip to Warrior to take an up close and personal look at some of the latest gear, including these latest updates to the TII helmet. The TII debuted as the most customizable helmet on market, and Warrior has continued to ratchet  … Read more

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Light The Night Walk

HEADstrong Announced as Second-time Presenting Sponsor for Light The Night Philadelphia Walk

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BRADY

The all-star lacrosse powerhouse Brady’s Bunch went undefeated in elite division play…

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Jesuit Powerhouses Battle to Benefit HEADstrong

On Saturday May 7, 2011, DeSmet Stadium in St. Louis Missouri played host to all three…

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Rogan brothers ultra-marathon

Rogan brothers run ultra-marathon to support dad, HEADstrong Foundation

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HEADstrong Happenings : May 2011

May Madness… The HEADstrong Foundation thanks all our supporters for their “Relentless” efforts as together.

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Video : Fifth Grader Honors Nick

“I decided to do a lacrosse clinic for kindergarten and second graders.”

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Tenacious Turtles

Tenacious Turtles Show Their Support

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WHS Laxers Lace Up

By BETSEY BURGDORF : As printed in The Westfield Leader : April 28, 2011

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Season opening fundraiser

As posted BY DAVE MCLAUGHLIN, Correspondent : Morning Sentinel

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HEADstrong Happenings : April 2011

The spring season has been filled with hope for a cure with HEADstrong events all over the country

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Hauppauge Eagles Lacrosse

Score For A Cure Charity Lacrosse Tournament

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Villanova Men’s Lacrosse

Villanova Men’s Lacrosse Presents HEADstrong Night

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HEADStrong Limelight Gala Raises $150,000

By John Jiloty, insidelacrosse.com

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Video: Lime Light Gala

HEADSTRONG FOUNDATION 2011

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Inaugural Lime Light Gala

As posted by Chris Goldberg, Phillylacrosse.com

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Video: The 10! Show

Cheryl and Michael Colleluori share details on the HEADstrong Foundation’s Lime Light Gala and why the event is so near and dear to them.

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Video: Face Off Classic

HEADstrong the CHARITY of CHOICE

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93.3 WMMR Interviews HEADstrong

Michael and Cheryl Colleluori discuss the Foundation with WMMR

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How to Repair a Game Goal

If you’ve ever strung up a lacrosse goal before you already know how long it can take especially if you don’t know what you are doing…

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Tesoro High School Lacrosse

On March 17th 2011, The Tesoro High School Boys Lacrosse Team located in Las Flores, CA held a “Green Out” night for all the fans in attendance

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ABC Video: HEADstrong Foundation

View our 30 second commercial, from ABC

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HEADstrong Featured on CBS Philly

Positively Philadelphia: A Young Man’s Legacy Lives On

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HEADstrong Rivalry Games at Widener

The HEADstrong Foundation & Widener Men’s Lacrosse proudly announce the upcoming “2nd Annual HEADstrong Rivalry Games at Widener University”.

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HEADstrong Night at the Wings

The 2nd Annual “HEADstrong Night at the Wings” is scheduled for Saturday night March 5th

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HEADstrong Foundation Named Charity of Choice

HEADstrong Foundation Named Charity of Choice for the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic and Big City Classic

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Donor Choice

HEADstrong Foundation named to the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Donor Choice Program

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Video: Cal Lax Classic 2010

Great Action, Great Venue, Great Time. Check out this years edition this July!

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2010 Blood Drive

The HEADstrong Foundation is very grateful to the 100+ people who came to support our annual blood drive…

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Jarrettsville Elementary School

HEADstrong Foundation thanks the Jarrettsville Elementary School for their continued support

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5th Annual Nick “HEAD” Colleluori Blood Drive

The blood that is collected will go on to save the lives of hundreds of hospital patients in the Philadelphia area, including incredible people like Nick who are battling various diseases.

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Michael Colleluori

My name is Michael Colleluori, and I am the Vice-President of the HEADstrong Foundation. Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori, my brother and best friend, created this foundation while undergoing chemotherapy for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in an effort to battle all forms of Blood Cancer.

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The True Meaning of Thanksgiving

The HEADstrong Foundation wishes to acknowledge the efforts of the many people who made Thanksgiving at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania such a success.

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Photos: 4th Annual Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic (2)

The 4th Annual Nick Colleluori Classic was held at Ridley High School in Folsom, Pa. on October 9th & 10th, 2010…

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HEADstrong Foundation Thanksgiving Feast for Families

The HEADstrong Foundation is pleased to announce its 4th annual Thanksgiving Dinner in memory of Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori…

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Mustache Madness 2010 Is Here

This years’ proceeds will benefit the HEADStrong Foundation and IL is happy to be a part of it…

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RELENTLESS

The American Red Cross and the HEADstrong Foundation will hold its 4th annual blood drive in memory of Nick “HEAD” Colleluori…

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Photos: 4th Annual Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic

The 4th Annual Nick Colleluori Classic was held at Ridley High School in Folsom, Pa. on October 9th & 10th, 2010…

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Nick Colleluori Classic highlights: Villanova-Cornell

By Chris Goldberg & Matthew De George… game was thriller; Big Red sophomore Bronzino (Conestoga) enjoys homecoming

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Nick Colleluori Classic highlights

Ridley grad Terenick, Cabrini honor memory of Colleluori

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HEADstrong Lax TRY OUTS HAVE BEEN SET

Try outs will be held over a two weekend period to avoid conflicts of schedules…

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Nick Colleluori Classic Feature

Cancer survivor Clifford now is giving back with help from HEADstrong Foundation

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HEADstrong Foundation thanks the Hannum

The HEADstrong Foundation is very grateful to the Hannum’s Harley-Davidson dealership in Chadds Ford and Media…

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Curtis Bronson

Besides a rough birth I was one of those kids that rarely got sick. I only had the flu two maybe three times and hardly ever caught a cold…

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First Annual Florida Coaches Lacrosse Clinic

The First Annual Florida Coaches Lacrosse Clinic Sponsored by Warrior and Brine Sports went off without a hitch Sept. 17-18 in Orlando, Fla.

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Hannum

10th Annual Dam Run

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Second Nick Colleluori Women

Second Nick Colleluori Women’s Classic at Hofstra is big hit as 14 teams compete

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Under Armour Ripshot

For Fourth Annual Nick Colleluori Classic, Under Armour built enough units of their new lacrosse cleat in a custom colorway for Hofstra to wear at the event Oct. 9

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HEADstrong Night at the Citizens Bank Park

Thank You! Please view our photos…

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Tyler Johnston

As a member of the HEADstrong team I can honestly say there is no other club that offers the experience that this team does…

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4th Annual Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic

Mark your calendars for October 9th & 10th, 2010

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Score for a Cure 2010

2010 SFC Results Announced!

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New Hyde Park P.A.L.

A letter from Coach Faraone, New Hyde Park P.A.L. 1st and 2nd grade team

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Stephen J. Schuster

…as a physician studying and practicing oncology for 26 years, I am like Ulysses in the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson…

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A Father & Son

A Father and son support HEADstrong Foundation at the Patriot Games

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The Lime Light Gala

IN MEMORY OF NICHOLAS “HEAD” COLLELUORI

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Cancer Awareness Night at Citizens Bank Park

Philadelphia Phillies and the HEADstrong Foundation announce that Wednesday September 8th, 2010 will be HEADstrong Night at Citizens Bank Park

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West Islip 8th Grade Summer Team

West Islip 8th Grade Summer Team shows support for the HEADstrong Foundation

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Horseheads Youth Lacrosse Club

Horseheads Youth Lacrosse Club Remembers Nick, Supports HEADstrong

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Team Thailand Sports HEADstrong Gear

Team Thailand sports Headstrong gear on its way to their first victory against the Hong Kong national team…

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2010 Ragnar Relay

Organizer Chad Debolt was extremely happy with this year’s results…

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Photos: Tufts University

Mike Daly and the Tufts University Jumbos lace up for HEADstrong

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Photos: Kent School

Thank you to Seth Berger, organizer of a HEADstrong event held at the Kent School in Kent Connecticut

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Happening HEADlines

HEADstrong Foundation would like to acknowledge and thank all those who helped make the 2010 lacrosse season such a tremendous success…

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Believe In Me

My name is Jason C. and I am a 15 year old lacrosse player…

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Nick, Relentless Inspire Essay

HEADstrong recently receive a thoughtful letter from the mother of a high school student whose life has been forever changed…

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KC Peterson

“Cancer” to me, having lived through it, makes me grasp for anything and everything for which I am thankful.

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Light the Night Walk 2010

Light The Night, the signature fundraising Walk campaign for the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society…

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HEADstrong Hits Asia

Team Thailand to show their support for HEADstrong

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2010 Combined Federal Campaign

HEADstrong Approved for the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign

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Paul Rabil

Let’s all join together in support of the greater cause…

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Video: Amosland Awareness Walk 2010

On Friday April 30th, Amosland Elementary held their annual Awareness Walk for the HEADstrong foundation

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Chris Moyer

Chris Moyer Runs a Half-Marathon in Memory of Nick

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Photos: Kingsway

Kingsway Regional High School Laces Up For HEADstrong

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HOFSTRA STUDENT-ATHLETES

Hofstra Student-Athletes Continue to Raise Awareness and Support for HEADstrong

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Port Washington Girl

Vikings host HEADstrong Tournament on March 20, 2010

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Walt Whitman High School

HEADstrong Foundation would like to thank Walt Whitman High School

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Jacqui Mellott

My name is Jacqui Mellott and I had the distinct honor and privilege of being Nick Colleluori’s primary nurse…

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GMH vs Team England

The GMH Lacrosse Club to represent HEADstrong Foundation

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Oak Neck Falcons

Oak Neck Falcons host a Score for a Cure Day

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Amosland Awareness Walk

Amosland Elementary School will be holding it’s 3rd annual Amosland Awareness Walk on Friday, April 30

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Canisius Lacrosse

Canisius Lacrosse Teams Up to Support HEADstrong Foundation

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Big City Classic Success

A triumphant success realized as the goal of raising awareness about blood cancer was achieved.

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Hofstra University Continues Their Support

Hofstra University to host youth lacrosse tournament in support of the HEADstrong Foundation

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Immaculata University Supports HEADstrong

The HEADstrong Foundation thanks the Immaculata University Men’s Lacrosse Team for supporting our cause

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HEADstrong Rivalry Games at Widener

The 1st Annual HEADstrong Rivalry Games were held Saturday April 3rd 2010 at Widener University

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Audio: The Legacy

Hofstra Pride and the legacy of number 27

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Colleluori

Delco Daily Times Features Rivalry Games

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Chris Bryan

My name is Christopher Bryan and I am President of the Headstrong Lacrosse Club. I am honored and blessed to work with the Colleluori Family…

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Team Relentless Supports Score for a Cure

One Team from Southern California… Traveling to spread the word of the HEADstrong Foundation

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HEADstrong Awarded by LLS

The HEADstrong Foundation has been chosen as recipient of the Helen Sigel Wilson Volunteer of the Year Award.

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Tesoro HS Coach Addresses Players & Families

In an email to players and family, Tesoro High School Lacrosse Coach Brian Eisenberg shows his support for the HEADstrong Foundation…

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California LAX Classic

California LAX Classic to benefit HEADstrong Foundation

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Whittier College

Whittier College raises $3,000 by hosting a HEADstrong Foundation Event

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John Jiloty

My name is John Jiloty, vice president of Inside Lacrosse and a fan and supporter of the Colleluori family and the HEADStrong Foundation since 2007. I can honestly say…

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DREXEL MEN’S LACROSSE

DREXEL MEN’S LACROSSE PARTICIPATES IN NICK COLLELUORI CLASSIC

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HEADstrong St. Patrick

Come on out and wear your Green in support of the HEADstrong Foundation and the Philadelphia Wings in the fight against cancer.

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Big City Classic

HEADstrong named Charity of Choice for the Big City Classic

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Seth Tierney

My name is Seth Tierney, head coach of the Hofstra University men’s lacrosse team and the son of my hero, Gail Tierney.

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Running in Memory of Nick

A 2005 graduate of Ridley High School (Ashley Robertson) has decided to participate in the upcoming 2010 San Diego Half Marathon in memory of Nick Colleluori.

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Rivalry Games

First Annual HEADstrong Rivalry Games to be held at Widener University

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Cheryl Colleluori

My name is Cheryl Colleluori; President of the HEADstrong Foundation and the lucky one that our founder, Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori called Mom.

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LAX 4 Lives

Lax4Lives has partnered with the HEADstrong Foundation to present the Fifth Annual Lax4Lives Charity Tournament

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2009 Blood Drive

The American Red Cross and the HEADstrong Foundation 3rd annual blood drive in memory of Nick “HEAD” Colleluori Friday, November 27th “3rd anniversary of his passing” 8am – 2pm at the Ridley Community Center.

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Join forces to fight cancer!

Join HEADstrong, Great Atlantic & Brine in the fight against cancer

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3rd Annual NCC Lax Classic is the best classic yet

The HEADstrong Foundation is pleased to announce the following donations have been made in memory of Nicholas Colleluori as a result of the 3rd Annual Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic that was held on October 10th and 11th

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Lymphoma survivor and Mount St. Mary’s coach Gravante

Third Annual Nick Colleluori Classic is even more special to Lymphoma survivor and Mount St. Mary’s coach Gravante.

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Philly’s Nappi, Worthington, Zappala and Nelson head list of recruits

Philly’s Nappi, Worthington, Zappala and Nelson head list of recruits for Scranton as it gears for 3rd Annual Nick Colleluori Classic Sunday at Ridley

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Former Haverford College coach Murphy brings special affection of Nick Colleluori Classic to Penn

It was not difficult for first-year Penn lacrosse coach Mike Murphy to explain the significance of the Third Annual Nick Colleluori Classic to his new players this week.

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Philly players cherish opportunity to partcipate

Courtesey Phillylacrosse.com : Dozens of players from the Philadelphia area dotted the rosters of the nine Division I teams that participated Saturday in the first day of play…

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Women’s Lacrosse Classic

First ever Nick Colleluori Women’s Lacrosse Classic raises $32,000 for HEADstrong Foundation

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Cancer Awareness Night at Citizens Bank Park Exceeds Expectations

The HEADstrong Foundation would like to thank the 500 plus people who attend the Philadelphia Phillies game
on Tuesday, September 1, 2009

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Combined Federal Campaign

HEADstrong Foundation approved for participation in Combined Federal Campaign

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Score for a Cure results are in

We are pleased to announce that the Score for a Cure program has generated approximately $45000 towards our cause. A very special thank you to Cascade for their generous donation of the limited edition HEADstrong Pro7 helmet and to Brine for their charitable donation of the Relentless head, the incentives for those participants that generated  … Read more

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Team Relentless, Southern California

Team Relentless, Southern California interviews HEADstrong President Cheryl Colleluori

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Brine creates custom product line

Brine creates custom product line to support the HEADstrong Foundation

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Amosland Cancer Awareness Walk

The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce that Amosland Elementary School held their annual Nick Colleluori Awareness Walk

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