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Meet Steve Field, Team Attack Cancer Member

Steve Field wears a lot of different hats – lacrosse player, lacrosse official, coach and dad in addition to his day job as a Licensed Loan Originator. And every August since 2020, a member of Team Attack Cancer in Lake Placid, NY.    Growing up in Latham, NY, a suburb of Albany, Field first had  … Read more

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Team Attack Cancer Announces Partnership With The Players NIL

PHILADELPHIA, PA –  The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce that Team Attack Cancer, its experiential team program that participates in lacrosse tournaments around the country, has partnered with the Players NIL on comprehensive NIL coaching and guidance for its high school members and their families.   “Our goal with Team Attack Cancer is to  … Read more

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HEADstrong Nick’s House Patient Program Specialist Job Opening

HEADstrong Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that continues in memory of our founder, Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori working relentlessly to improve quality of life for those affected by cancer including Nick’s House which provides access and affordability to cancer care.  We are currently seeking a full-time Specialist in Boston.  HEADstrong Foundation has earned the highest  … Read more

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Attack Cancer Master’s Lacrosse Team Take The Field At Florida Lacrosse Classic For A Higher Purpose

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — In a powerful display of athleticism, camaraderie, and philanthropy, the HEADstrong Foundation’s Team Attack Cancer recently took the field at the Florida Lacrosse Classic. This group of Master’s level lacrosse players, organized by Eric Gorman of Avir Realty Group, showcased not only their skills on the field but also their commitment  … Read more

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HEADstrong Foundation Named Community Hero By Phillies Charities, Inc.

PHILADELPHIA — The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce that it has been chosen as a community hero by Phillies Charities, Inc., the charitable arm of the Philadelphia Phillies. As one of 37 charitable organizations selected from across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware as well as near the Phillies minor league affiliates in Clearwater, Reading  … Read more

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Christie Garrecht Fighter Relief Fund

For Christie Garrecht, service to others is a way of life. She started volunteering with and fundraising for a variety of charities from Special Olympics to ALS research early in life and continued that throughout her college career at the University of Scranton.    Her dream, to work with children that are medically fragile, first  … Read more

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HEADstrong Fall Event Series Returns With Six Events

(Philadelphia, Penn., September 7, 2023) – The HEADstrong Foundation is pleased to announce that the Fall Event Series will return for a 16th year with six events this October.   To kick everything off, the Event Series will head to UMass on October 7th when the women’s lacrosse team will host Albany, Boston University, Quinnipiac,  … Read more

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HEADstrong Foundation Announces The Swing Into Action Invitational In Conjunction With the Amateur Golf Society (AGS) Tour

(PHILADELPHIA, PA – June 14, 2023) – The HEADstrong Foundation, a Philadelphia-area based non-profit organization established to improve lives affected by cancer, is proud to announce the Swing Into Action Invitational, part of the Amateur Golf Society (AGS) Tour. The event will be held at the Golf Course at Glen Mills from July 31st to  … Read more

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HEADstrong Foundation Introduces The Relentless 27 Run

(PHILADELPHIA, PA – June 13, 2023) – The HEADstrong Foundation, a Philadelphia-area based non-profit organization established to improve lives affected by cancer, is proud to announce the Relentless 27 Run, in which Team HEADstrong ambassador Ian Farley will be running 1,175 miles up the Eastern Seaboard in support of the foundation and its mission.    … Read more

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Meet HEADstrong Hero Cher

“I was blindsided by a diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) on August 31, 2020.  It was in early June of 2020 that I woke with a sore throat and decided to just take over-the-counter medicine to try to ease it. I was a Community Engagement Manager and it required extensive daily communication, so I  … Read more

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Why Attack Cancer – Chloe Pierini

For Chloe Pierini, lacrosse is more than just a sport. The senior from Winter Park, Florida turned to the lacrosse community for support after her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, especially after seeing her uncle lose his fight with brain cancer while she was growing up. As she Attacks Cancer this season, Chloe recognizes  … Read more

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Why Attack Cancer With Mike Savage

By Maggie Maier Since he was young, Mike Savage has taken on the role of a servant leader in his community. The sophomore from Plaistow, New Hampshire was just four years old when his father, Stephen, was diagnosed with kidney cancer and seven years old when he passed away. As the Savages faced the cancer  … Read more

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Why Attack Cancer With Gracie Lint

By Maggie Maier When the opportunity arose to participate in Attack Cancer, there was no hesitation from Gracie Lint. The junior goalie from Northern Virginia understands the struggles families face surrounding cancer diagnoses, as the disease has affected many of her loved ones.  “I feel like it’s pretty challenging for someone my age to be  … Read more

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HEADstrong Foundation Announces Hiring Of Ken Clausen As National Director of Attack Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (March 1, 2023) – The HEADstrong Foundation announced today that Ken Clausen has been hired as the National Director of Attack Cancer. In that role, Clausen will oversee the Attack Cancer fundraising campaign as a member of the community engagement department as well as Team Attack Cancer, HEADstrong’s set of experiential teams that participate  … Read more

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Why Attack Cancer With Jack Ponzio

Written by Maggie Maier   Years before Jack Ponzio joined Attack Cancer and pledged his season to families fighting cancer, he was impacted by this battle firsthand. When his brother, Tyler, was suddenly diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in December of 2011, Jack and his family persevered through this difficult time with the help of the  … Read more

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HEADstrong Foundation Partners With Good Day For A Run

PHILADELPHIA (January 3, 2023) – The HEADstrong Foundation announced today that it has partnered with Good Day For A Run, based in Mullica Hill, NJ. HEADstrong will become an official charity partner for many of Good Day for a Run’s events and Good Day for a Run will serve as the official timing partner at  … Read more

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Ten NFL Stars, One Broadcaster To Represent The HEADstrong Foundation Through NFL’s My Cause My Cleats Initiative

PHILADELPHIA — Starting on Sunday, for the second consecutive season, numerous NFL stars will take the field representing the HEADstrong Foundation through the My Cause My Cleats initiative.  Building off of the success of having five players represent the Foundation last year, 10 players will showcase their support for HEADstrong and its mission this season.  … Read more

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Nick’s House Spotlight – Trista Myers

At first, Trista Myers thought that her back pain at the beginning of the year was sciatic nerve pain as she had suffered through that previously while pregnant with each of her three sons. However, it got progressively worse, to the point where she was up in the middle of the night crying in pain  … Read more

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HEADstrong Foundation To Host Expanded Alumni Challenge On Black Friday

PHILADELPHIA — On Black Friday, six of the most historic and successful high school lacrosse programs in Southeastern Pennsylvania will assemble their alumni to honor the past, celebrate their love of the game and support families affected by cancer.    On November 25th starting at 11 a.m., Penncrest will take on Strath Haven, then at  … Read more

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HEADstrong’s Annual Donate A Turkey Dinner Is Back

Holmes, Penn. (November 2, 2022) –  This Thanksgiving will mark the 15th consecutive year that the HEADstrong Foundation will coordinate a traditional holiday meal for patients and their families, along with the staff at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania.   Bringing the family spirit of Thanksgiving to those receiving inpatient care during  … Read more

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HEADstrong Foundation Opens Application Period For Spring Community Engagement Internship  

DURATION: Spring 2023 Semester (January – May): 10-12 hours per week – flexible; evenings/weekends when necessary.  Interested Candidates should send resume to [email protected]. LOCATION: Ridley and/or Swarthmore Offices in Delaware County, PA – there will be limited travel required but it will be reimbursed by the foundation. Interns will gain an understanding of best practices  … Read more

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HEADstrong Fall Series Returns With 9 Events

(Philadelphia, Penn., September 15, 2022) – The HEADstrong Foundation is pleased to announce that the Fall Event Series will return for a 15th year with nine iterations of the Nick Colleluori Classic in October.     To kick everything off, the Event Series will head to Villanova on October 2nd when the women’s lacrosse team will  … Read more

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Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Did You Know? There are 3 main types of blood cancer Leukemia: A cancer that starts in the tissue that forms blood. The bone marrow makes abnormal white blood cells which don’t die when they should. They crowd out normal white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. This makes it hard for normal blood  … Read more

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HEADstrong Foundation Opens Application Period For Fall Community Engagement Internship

DURATION: Fall 2022 Semester (September to December): Part-Time Paid includes evenings/weekends when necessary.  LOCATION: Holmes and/or Swarthmore Offices in Delaware County, PA – there will be limited travel required but it will be reimbursed by the foundation.  Interested Candidates should send resume to [email protected].  JOB SUMMARY: Our Community Engagement and Events Team is a dynamic  … Read more

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Moving on, the Vanaman Way

By Rose Quinn Standout student-athlete Matt Vanaman, 18, graduated from St. Augustine Preparatory School in May, an exciting new world of playing NCAA Division 1 lacrosse for Robert Morris University now only a couple months away.   Joining Matt, an aspiring business major, on stage to present his high school diploma was his brother and fellow  … Read more

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A Story Of Hope

The Young family would like to thank you and the HEADstrong Foundation for this gift. It brought us “more than smiles” and the financial help for two public school teachers is amazing.  My wife Amanda who you’ve conversed with is the “go getter” in this family (shocking, I know).  After receiving the gift and looking  … Read more

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HEADstrong Foundation Announces Creation of Nicholas Colleluori Summer Lacrosse League

PHILADELPHIA (April 20, 2022) — Starting in June, the HEADstrong Foundation will present the Nicholas Colleluori Summer Lacrosse League (NCSLL), giving collegiate lacrosse players an opportunity to train and play during the summer. The first of its kind in the region, the NCSLL is open to current Division I, Division II and Division III collegiate  … Read more

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Twin FOGOs Attack Cancer Together

For the de Luna twins, both being faceoff specialists presents a unique opportunity – always having someone to practice with.  “It’s really cool being a FOGO and a twin because you always have someone to take reps with,” Richie explained. “It’s really the only position in lacrosse where you necessarily need someone else to do  … Read more

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HEADstrong Foundation Creates Corporate Challenge To Take On Cancer In Region

(PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 30, 2022) – The HEADstrong Foundation, a Philadelphia-area based non-profit organization established to improve lives affected by cancer, is launching Philly Takes On Cancer on Monday, April 4. This city-wide corporate challenge’s goal is to engage businesses in its mission of aiding local families and those displaced to the region in  … Read more

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Former Teammates Attacking Cancer From All Angles

The last two years haven’t been easy on anyone, but for Noah Dogon, a leukemia diagnosis during his senior year at Bishop Hendricken in Rhode Island changed everything.    Diagnosed in May of 2021 during his senior year, Dogon has been undergoing chemotherapy since. With weekly doctor’s appointments and the occasional hospital stay, including a  … Read more

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Second Annual Columbia County Faceoff Against Cancer Lacrosse Event Benefiting The HEADstrong Foundation To Be Held March 4-5

PHILADELPHIA — On March 4th and 5th, high school lacrosse teams from across Georgia, South Carolina and Florida will gather in Columbia County, Georgia for the second annual Faceoff Against Cancer lacrosse event benefiting the HEADstrong Foundation.  Starting at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 4th, 12 high school boys teams will play a round robin  … Read more

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Philly Six Women’s Lax Teams To Pledge Their First Home Games Of 2022 For HEADstrong

(PHILADELPHIA) – The anticipation is building as the 2022 spring season officially begins this weekend for collegiate women’s lacrosse teams nationwide.  Philadelphia’s Six NCAA Division I women’s programs – Drexel University, LaSalle University, St. Joseph’s University, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University – will all take the field for their home openers with  … Read more

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Lacrosse Mustache Madness Makes History!

(PHILADELPHIA) – It’s time to celebrate Lacrosse Mustache Madness history!  From October 19 through November 28, 3,573 college lacrosse players representing 132 teams made a major statement by growing their mustaches, raising money and participating in Lacrosse Mustache Madness.  The annual facial hair fundraising campaign, now in its 13th year, raised a record $611,781.99 this  … Read more

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Five NFL Stars To Represent The HEADstrong Foundation Through My Cause My Cleats Initiative

PHILADELPHIA — Starting tonight, five NFL stars will take the field representing the HEADstrong Foundation through the My Cause My Cleats initiative.  Tonight at 8:20 p.m., Randy Gregory of the Dallas Cowboys will represent HEADstrong while across the field, Tony Jones, Jr. of the New Orleans Saints will do the same thing. On Sunday, Joe  … Read more

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Nothing Can Deter Two-time Cancer Survivor Kathleen O’Connor

By Joseph Santoliquito The existence of a long-distance runner is one of solitude. It’s them, running. Only them. No one can run the race for them. No one can circumvent their pounding, throbbing feet, or the aches in their knees, or the lower back tightness, or the battle waged with doubt in their head. And  … Read more

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HEADstrong’s Annual Donate A Turkey Dinner Is Back

Holmes, Penn. (November 1, 2021) –  This Thanksgiving will mark the 14th consecutive year that the HEADstrong Foundation will coordinate a traditional holiday meal for patients and their families, along with the staff at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania.   Bringing the family spirit of Thanksgiving to those receiving inpatient care during  … Read more

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HEADstrong Heroes: Meet Ed Sminkey

By Joseph Santoliquito It’s just around the corner from where they live temporarily now. He can’t forget it. Ed Sminkey won’t forget it. Although it’s been over 60 years, it’s still fresh in his mind. The attractive girl in the lavender shirtwaist dress. Ed and Rosalie had been dating for some time, but that night,  … Read more

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HEADstrong Foundation To Host Alumni Challenge On Black Friday

PHILADELPHIA — On Black Friday, four of the most historic and successful high school lacrosse programs in Southeastern Pennsylvania will assemble their alumni to honor the past, celebrate their love of the game and support families affected by cancer.  On November 26th at 1 p.m., Springfield High School will host Ridley and across town at  … Read more

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HEADstrong Heroes – Introducing Kendra’s Kindness Fund

Kind. Thoughtful. Genuine. Loving. Unique. Those are all hallmarks of an incredibly special person, and that was exactly who Kendra Muscella was.  Diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer on March 20, 2019 following a colonoscopy, Kendra underwent radiation until the end of April and received multiple rounds of chemotherapy through October 2019. She was scheduled for  … Read more

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HEADstrong Fall Series Returns This Fall With Five Events

Philadelphia, Penn., September 8, 2021 – The HEADstrong Foundation is pleased to announce that the Fall Event Series will return for a 14th year with five iterations of the Nick Colleluori Classic in October.  To kick everything off, the Event Series will return to where it all began with two Nick Colleluori Classics at Hofstra  … Read more

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HEADstrong Hero – Alexander

To his peers Alexander Mallet is a three year old boy filled with energy a passion for being outside, loving nature and playing with other kids. However, Alex is one of the 175,000 children diagnosed with cancer each year worldwide. Shortly, after Alex’s third birthday he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. During a camping  … Read more

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HEADstrong Seeking Communications Intern

HEADstrong Foundation Opens Application Period For Fall Communications Internship  DURATION: Fall 2021 Semester (September to December): Part-Time Paid 12 hours per week – may require evenings/weekends. LOCATION: Holmes and/or Swarthmore Offices in Delaware County, PA – there will be limited travel required but it will be reimbursed. .  Interested Candidates should send resume to [email protected].  JOB  … Read more

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Home Is Where The Heart Is

Our home is our sanctuary, an environment we create to feel comfortable and to enjoy time with loved ones. For Dave and Kathleen Belangor, 2020 was a year filled with obstacles and darkness.  Starting off the year with a global pandemic would be a blow for anyone, yet the battle for the light at the  … Read more

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HEADstrong Accepting Applications For Fall 2021 Internship

DURATION: Fall 2021 Semester (September to December): Part-Time Paid includes evenings/weekends when necessary. LOCATION: Holmes and/or Swarthmore Offices in Delaware County, PA – there will be limited travel required but it will be reimbursed by the foundation. Interested Candidates should send resume to [email protected]. JOB SUMMARY: Our Community Engagement and Events Team is a dynamic  … Read more

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HEADstrong Partners With True Lacrosse For 7v7 Tournament

PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 2, 2021) – The HEADstrong Foundation and True Lacrosse have teamed up for the 7v7 Attack Cancer Challenge in August.  The event, an intra-club tournament with True’s Illinois club to support local families affected by cancer, will take place on August 14 and 15 at Hassert Park in Romeoville, IL. Participants from  … Read more

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HEADstrong Announces The Attack Cancer National Experience Team

(Philadelphia, Penn., June 23, 2021) – The HEADstrong Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural Attack Cancer National Experience Team, an elite level squad that will debut in the 2022-23 Gold Division at the Lake Placid Summit Classic in August.  The team, comprised of seven attackmen, eight midfielders, five defenders, two faceoff specialists and two  … Read more

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HEADstrong Seeking Administrative Professional

HEADstrong Foundation seeks an administrative professional to advance the mission of improving lives affected by cancer. This individual will provide support to management and keep the office organized and running efficiently. This position, based in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, has an immediate start date and requires a commitment of 37 hours per week. Responsibilities include: Keeping  … Read more

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HEADstrong Announces Call To Action To Grant Prom Wish For Student Battling Terminal Cancer

(Philadelphia, Penn., May 14, 2021) – As is the case with many high school students, the Spring months bring to mind two things for David Alexander III, a junior at James Wood High School in Winchester, Virginia – sports and prom. However, for Alexander those two things are not simple.  A lacrosse player since fourth  … Read more

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HEADstrong Foundation Adds Eileen McCay Propp To Board

Cheryl Colleluori, President of the HEADstrong Foundation, announced today that Eileen McCay Propp has joined the Foundation’s board as an advisor.  “We are proud and excited to welcome Eileen to the board,” Colleluori said. “She brings a vast knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, especially in the oncology space, and will be instrumental in helping us  … Read more

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HEADstrong Foundation Creates Philadelphia Corporate Challenge to PHIght Cancer In Region

(PHILADELPHIA, PA – May 10, 2021) The HEADstrong Foundation, a Philadelphia-area based non-profit organization established to improve lives affected by cancer, is launching a city-wide corporate PHIght Cancer Challenge on Tuesday, June 1 to engage businesses in its mission of aiding local families and those displaced to the region in pursuit of advanced cancer care.   … Read more

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Celebrate National Bike Month With HEADstrong

May is National Bike Month, and there is no better way to celebrate than getting on the bike and helping those affected by cancer! Join the Riding aHEAD of Cancer team in just 5 easy steps: Register for free on pledge.headstrong.org/ridingahead2021 Ride your Peloton or stationary bike throughout the month. Ride to Work, Ride with  … Read more

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3rd Annual Game Hair Havoc Campaign Raises $109K To Support HEADstrong

(PHILADELPHIA) – While the lingering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has cast a shadow over the 2021 spring season, a resilient group of women’s lacrosse players and teams, led by two amazing heroes turned adversity into opportunity by using their unique hairstyles to raise awareness funds to support families overcome by cancer through Game Hair  … Read more

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HEADstrong and True Sports donate 50 Lacrosse Sticks to Kingsway Youth Program

HEADstrong Foundation and 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.  Last night, in partnership with True Sports, HEADstrong Lacrosse donated 50 sticks, 25 boys and 25 girls sticks to the Kingsway Youth Lacrosse Program in South Jersey.  … Read more

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$10,000-$24,999 Raised

LEVEL BENEFITS Company listed as a Lime Level partner to the campaign. Company mention and sponsorship level for 11th Annual Limelight Gala, October 2021. Official Level Award presented during Virtual HEADstrong Post Campaign Appreciation Meeting. Provide 14 days of lodging for 7 families at Nick’s House.

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HEADstrong Teams Up With Little East Conference For DIII Week Challenge

PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 30, 2021) – The Little East Conference (LEC) Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Executive Committee has selected the HEADstrong Foundation for a LEC Challenge Run during Division III Week, which takes place April 5-11, 2021. Participation in the one-mile virtual run is free, the LEC institution with the most participants will be  … Read more

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$25,000-$49,999 Raised

LEVEL BENEFITS Company listed as a Bronze Level partner to the campaign.  Company listed as “Building Blocks” honorary listing for The Annex at Nick’s House.  Company mention and sponsorship level for 11th Annual Limelight Gala, October 2021. Official Level Award presented during Virtual HEADstrong Post Campaign Appreciation Meeting. Provide 28 days of lodging for 7  … Read more

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$50,000-$99,999 Raised

LEVEL BENEFITS Company listed as a Gold Level partner to the campaign.  Company listed as “Contributing Partner” honorary naming for The Annex at Nick’s House.  Personal Zoom with HEADstrong President Cheryl Colleluori and Special Guest.  Company mention and sponsorship level for 11th Annual Limelight Gala, October 2021. Official Level Award presented during Virtual HEADstrong Post  … Read more

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$100,000+ Raised

LEVEL BENEFITS Company listed as a Platinum Level partner to the campaign.  Company logo integrated into custom artwork for HEADstrong transit vehicle. Company logo included on Comfort Blanket included in our HEADstrong care package.   Opportunity to include promotional items in HEADstrong care package. Company listed as “Made Possible By” honorary naming for The Annex at  … Read more

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Attack Cancer With Mitchell Lloyd

St. Joseph’s Preparatory School’s motto of “Being a man for and with others,” encourages students to be men for others while also conscious of being “with” those who they reach out in service. Junior faceoff midfielder Mitchell Lloyd believes that by leading the charge in this year’s Attack Cancer campaign, he and his teammates can  … Read more

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Ride for a cause with Riding aHEAD of Cancer

Here at HEADstrong we are starting something new and we want to bring you along for the ride! Like so many people across the country, many members of the HEADstrong community have been bitten by the cycling bug, both inside and outside, during quarantine. With that, we’re excited to announce the Riding aHEAD of Cancer  … Read more

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Building Blocks Lacrosse Setting Standard With Attack Cancer

For Tyler Russell, getting Building Blocks Lacrosse (BBL) involved in HEADstrong’s Attack Cancer campaign was personal. As the director of the boy’s travel program, he has always made a push to incorporate off the field team building and community service as a way of teaching players that the experience is about more than lacrosse.  The  … Read more

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HEADstrong Heroes – Meet Cody

By: Jen Hildebrand For Dakota “Cody” Taffer, a positive COVID-19 diagnosis last July was the start of a journey that he didn’t see coming,  Struggling with recovery from COVID, he went to the emergency room close to his home and underwent bloodwork and additional tests. Then, on July 13th, the diagnosis came back – Myelodysplastic  … Read more

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International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the women who are on our staff and work relentlessly for our vision. Cheryl Colleluori, President & Nick’s MomCheryl was a stay-at-home mom with four baby boys six years old and under and didn’t return to the workforce until her oldest was a freshman in high school.  She dabbled  … Read more

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Columbia County Faceoff Against Cancer Lacrosse Event A Success

This weekend, teams from across Georgia, South Carolina and Florida convened in Evans, Georgia for the inaugural Columbia County Faceoff Against Cancer Lacrosse Event. On Friday night, Chapin (SC) got things started with a 7-6 victory over Greenbrier (GA) and IMG Academy (FL) closed out the evening with a 13-10 win over Maclay (FL). Saturday  … Read more

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Core Values Campaign – February 2021

The HEADstrong Foundation is relentless, driven by our passion and commitment to honesty, integrity and selflessness in our efforts, to the population we support through athletes and our supporters. As such, our team is integral in pushing the Foundation forward and now, more than ever, it is important to recognize their efforts.  We are proud  … Read more

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Fundraiser Spotlight – Kelly-Ann McGrath

For Adelphi midfielder Kelly-Ann McGrath, participating in the Game Hair Havoc campaign is very personal.  In September, McGrath and her three siblings lost their mother, Tracy, to colon cancer. “My goal is to bring more awareness to this horrible disease and raise money so research can be conducted and other families can be helped,” McGrath  … Read more

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Social Media Internship

Social Media Internship REPORTS TO: Director of Marketing DURATION:  May – August 2021 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 for working with the Marketing team   … Read more

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HEADstrong Heroes – Meet The Vanamans

By Jen Hildebrand Integrity. Compassion. Unity. Brotherhood. Family.  Those are the pillars that not only the St. Augustine Prep community stands on, but also the game of lacrosse. It was the game, as well as St. Augustine Prep, that turned Jackson Tinari and Matt Vanaman into family. And when times get tough, family helps each  … Read more

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HEADstrong Announces Return Of Game Hair Havoc

By Jen Hildebrand PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Game Hair  Havoc campaign is back for a third season, giving a way for women’s lacrosse teams across the country a way to compete against each other while helping families who are fighting cancer. The campaign, which will officially kick off on February 22nd and run through April  … Read more

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Doubling Down To Attack Cancer

When Logan Olazabal first learned about the HEADstrong Foundation and Attack Cancer, he immediately saw an opportunity to get involved as both a lacrosse and football player.  At Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, 17 year-old Logan is a faceoff specialist and kicker for his school’s lacrosse and football teams, respectively. When he was approached  … Read more

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Meet Matt – HEADstrong Hero

In August, Matthew Moon visited his primary care physician after noticing lumps on his leg. A 35 year old father of three that lives in North Carolina, Moon was referred to a surgeon who performed a punch biopsy in September. Following the biopsy, doctors told Moon that there was not enough tissue for a definitive  … Read more

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Get To Know Our Staff – Welcome Allison, Lauren & Joe

We’re excited to welcome three interns to the HEADstrong family this Spring! Get to know Allison Kovacs, Lauren Jeandell and Joe Augustine and what they’re bringing to the team this semester. Allison is a junior at Widener University majoring in Sports Management. A huge sports fan, she was a competitive gymnast until she was 16  … Read more

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I can’t die, I’m busy: Meet HEADstrong Hero Jace Ward

By Jen Hildebrand “I can’t die, I’m busy.”  Those are the words that Jace Ward has lived by for the last 19 months since being diagnosed with DIPG.  At the time, Jace was living the life of a typical college student. The youngest of three children, the then-20 year old business major at the University  … Read more

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2020 Year End Tax Incentives

As we get ready to close out 2020, did you know that there are unique tax benefits from making charitable gifts this year? The CARES and SECURE Acts offer advantageous ways to leverage charitable giving through December 31, 2020, making now a great time to make charitable gifts of cash and other assets while also  … Read more

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Coming Off Of Historic Campaign, Organizers Name All-LaxStache Team 2020

  Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: (610) 952-8191 Email: [email protected] (PHILADELPHIA) – From handlebars to horseshoes, Lacrosse Mustache Madness saw a record number of participation this year.  In fact, 3,130 growers, representing 136 teams helped make campaign history by raising $447,000 in support of the HEADstrong Foundation.  With the annual facial hair growing fundraiser now concluded,  … Read more

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At HEADstrong, Every Amount Matters— No Matter How Big or Small!

Have you been looking for ways to give back and make a difference? Although some may tend to think they don’t have the funds to make charitable contributions, in reality, every single amount matters. Even if it is a few dollars, it’s a few dollars more than a  charity had yesterday! At HEADstrong, we run  … Read more

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Colorado College Makes Historic Run To Claim National LaxStache Champions

Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: (610) 952-8191 Email: [email protected]   (Colorado Springs, CO) – The National LaxStache-Off Against Cancer is one of the most exciting and fascinating aspects of Lacrosse Mustache Madness.  Within the campaign, the National LaxStache-Off is a four-week tournament in which all registered teams are seeded, bracketed and pinned against real competition.  These  … Read more

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Thousands Toss Their Razors Making Lacrosse Mustache Madness History

Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: (610) 952-8191 Email: [email protected]   (PHILADELPHIA) – It’s time to break out those razors, say goodbye to those lip warmers and celebrate Lacrosse Mustache Madness history!  Over the past six weeks, 3,130 college lacrosse players representing 136 teams made a major statement by growing their mustaches, raising money and participating in  … Read more

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Lacrosse Unlimited Provides Assist on Giving Tuesday

For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 [email protected] (PHILADELPHIA, PA)– Giving Tuesday takes place each year following Cyber Monday, highlighting non-profits of all shapes and sizes while encouraging individuals to make a special donation. The reality of 2020 is that many businesses, especially in the non-profit sector, have been negatively impacted and are counting  … Read more

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Chaps Pit Beef Steps up on Giving Tuesday

For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Colleluori Phone: 610-461-5987 [email protected] (MEDIA, PA)– Giving Tuesday takes place each year following Cyber Monday, highlighting non-profits of all shapes and sizes while encouraging individuals to make a special donation. As many businesses close their doors due to the chaos surrounding the current pandemic, Chaps Pit Beef is stepping up  … Read more

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HEADstrong Foundation Launches the “CrossBar Challenge” For Those Overcome by Cancer

Contact: Nora Pergolini Phone: 610-461-5987 Email: [email protected] (HOLMES, PA) – Take your shot at helping families affected by cancer! The HEADstrong Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to improving lives affected by cancer, is excited to launch a new fundraising campaign beginning today, November 23, 2020. Soccer players at all levels from youth to professional are  … Read more

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HEADstrong Heroes: Meet Slate Altenburg

By Drew Haig For nearly 40 years, Slate Altenburg has been operating his own company in the manufacturing and engineering sphere, specifically focused within the plastics industry. His background as a Chief Engineer for Aerotech gave him the confidence he needed to carve out his own space within the sector. Accompanied by his loving wife  … Read more

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St. Lawrence Coach Tom Ryan Puts Legendary Mustache On The Line To Support HEADstrong

Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-952-8191 Email: [email protected] (CANTON, NY) – St. Lawrence University Assistant Coach Tom Ryan is putting his legendary Lax Stache on the line in an effort to raise funds to support families overcome by cancer through the Save or Shave Challenge for Lacrosse Mustache Madness (https://pledge.headstrong.org/KeeporShave) To facilitate the challenge, campaign organizers  … Read more

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Endicott Lacrosse Player Will Levine Goes On Attack Against Cancer

 Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-952-8191 Email: [email protected] (SOUTHBOROUGH, MA)–While rehabbing an injury sustained during training last fall, Endicott men’s lacrosse player Will Levine, a native of Southborough, MA, contracted a seasonal flu. The lingering cough well into the spring season prompted concern. The cough was originally misdiagnosed as post nasal drip and seasonal allergies, but  … Read more

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Official Bracket For National Lax Stache-Off Announced As Campaign Heads Into November

  Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-952-8191 Email: [email protected]   (PHILADELPHIA) – With more than 2,500 participants and 4,000 donors representing 125 registered teams thus far, Lacrosse Mustache Madness is growing like never before and things are really heating up. Just 4 weeks into the fundraiser and teams have already raised a staggering $216,000 in support  … Read more

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HEADstrong Seeking Marketing Manager

HEADstrong Foundation seeks a professional to lead the company’s marketing team with focus on building community to advance the mission of improving lives affected by cancer. This individual will develop and implement the overall marketing strategy including digital media ensuring the organization is viewed favorably by the public. This position is based in Delaware County,  … Read more

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HEADstrong Heroes: Meet Anne Hagner

By Drew Haig Small cell carcinoma of the ovary of hypercalcemic type. Do you know much about it? If not, you are among the vast majority of humanity including the oncology departments at some of the most prestigious hospitals in the United States. For Anne Hagner, the diagnosis means that in the fight for her  … Read more

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Teeing Off Against Cancer Drives Fundraising

By Drew Haig (SPRINGFIELD, PA) –The third annual Teeing Off Against Cancer Golf outing, presented by LifeBrand and Huntingdon Valley Bank, was a great success for the HEADstrong Foundation in 2020. Despite the obstacles of COVID-19, nearly $60,000 was raised towards HEADstrong’s mission of improving lives affected by cancer. October 15th was a beautiful sunny  … Read more

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Team HEADstrong Raises $10k through Masters Lacrosse Team

By Nora Pergolini (PHILADELPHIA) – Nick Colleluori’s mission was simple: whatever your platform may be, use it to better the lives of others. While this mission is simple, it is powerful and it inspired the idea of Team HEADstrong, an all-inclusive campaign that aims to encourage everyone to use their unique platform to get involved  … Read more

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Annual Turkey Drive Proceeds Despite COVID-19

For Immediate Release Contact: Drew Haig Phone: 610-461-5987 [email protected] (HOLMES, PA)– This coming Thanksgiving will commemorate the 13th consecutive year that the HEADstrong Foundation will coordinate a traditional holiday meal for patients and their families, as well as well as the staff at the Abramson Cancer Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania  … Read more

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Ripple Run Ends September’s Running aHEAD of Cancer Series on High Note

By Drew Haig (PHILADELPHIA) – The HEADstrong Foundation’s Running aHEAD of Cancer Series powered by Glaxo Smith Kline continued to flourish in 2020, despite the obstacles related to the current national pandemic. For the last several years, HEADstrong has used the month of September for the running series that encourages individual and team participants to  … Read more

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Victory Event Series Rallies Support For HEADstrong at Cowboy Cup

  Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-952-8191 Email: [email protected] Victory Event Series Rallies Support For HEADstrong at the Cowboy Cup Tournament, Nov 7-8 PLANO, TX – Lacrosse teams from across the south central part of the country will descend on Plano, TX to take part in Victory Event Series’ Cowboy Cup, one of the area’s most  … Read more

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The Rise Challenge Steps up Big for HEADstrong

By Drew Haig (HOLMES, PA) — With the cancellation of the Nicholas Colleluori Classic (NCC) lacrosse events this fall due to COVID-19 and restrictions surrounding NCAA athletics, the HEADstrong Foundation pivoted to rally the collegiate community. The tournaments are typically a large fundraising initiative supported by the players and event attendees. This year’s inability to  … Read more

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Fox Twins Continue to Lead the Charge for HEADstrong

By Drew Haig (PHILADELPHIA) – Nick and Nolan Fox exemplify what it means to be a HEADstrong supporter. The Foxes are identical twins from Ridley, PA who have worked relentlessly during their young lives to carry the torch of the late Nicholas Colleluori, founder of the HEADstrong Foundation. Aside from the perceptible similarities as Division  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: Meet Kathy Barnett

From my 66th birthday in December of 2019, I began to look forward to retirement and all I wanted to do. I started having some sinus issues in March, just stuffiness or slight drainage on one side. Then in early April, a frequent bloody nose. My primary care physician saw me via tele-med (due to  … Read more

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

  Contact: Pat Colleluori Phone: 610-952-8191 Email: [email protected]   (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

By Drew Haig (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  … 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: [email protected]   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: [email protected]    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: [email protected]   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: [email protected] 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: [email protected]   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: [email protected]   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: [email protected]   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: [email protected]   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: [email protected] 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: [email protected]    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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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 date  … 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: [email protected]  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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected]  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: [email protected]   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: [email protected] 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- [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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- [email protected] 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: [email protected]   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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]   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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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 first  … 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]     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: [email protected] 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 Red  … 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected]   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 [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]   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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 son READ  … Read more

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Nick’s House Stories: Mary & Larry Mancino

By Ed Morrone [email protected]   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: [email protected]   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 [email protected] 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 MORE: Retired Swarthmore  … 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: [email protected] 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 [email protected]   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 [email protected] 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 High  … 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: 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 – [email protected]) 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected]   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: [email protected] 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: [email protected]   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: [email protected]   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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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 converted  … 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: [email protected]   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: [email protected]   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: [email protected]   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: [email protected]   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: [email protected]   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: [email protected]   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: [email protected]   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: [email protected]   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: [email protected]   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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected]     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: [email protected] 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: [email protected]   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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected]   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: [email protected]   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: [email protected] 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 Colombe  … 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: [email protected] 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

https://headstrong.org/event/blooddrive15/

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3rd Annual University City Classic

https://headstrong.org/event/ucc15/

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1st HEADstrong SJU Fall Scrimmage

https://headstrong.org/event/1st-headstrong-sju-fall-scrimmage/

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9th Annual Men’s NCC @ Hofstra

https://headstrong.org/event/9th-annual-mens-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

https://headstrong.org/event/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 committee,  … 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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