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]


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 Light Gala.  This special event has been recognized as one of the most inspirational events in the city of Philadelphia; recognizing groundbreaking achievements, honoring stories of hope and remembering those who have lost their fight, in effort to improve lives affected by cancer.

The event will be held at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing located at 201 South Columbus Boulevard from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.   Tickets are now available for $250 each with special pricing for tables of 10.  Click here, for event details and to purchase tickets.  Tickets are subject to limited availability.

The black-tie optional event will include a five-star silent auction, a delicious dinner, featuring a special live performance, an award presentation followed by dancing to the music of world-class entertainment by Jellyroll celebrating the life and legacy of HF Founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori.

This year, longtime 93.3FM WMMR morning show co-host, comedian, award-winning DJ and survivor Steve Morrison alongside of FOX 29 medical correspondent and media personality Michael Cirigliano, MD will have the honor of serving as Masters of Ceremony.  The two share a special bond, as Cirigliano played in instrumental role when Morrison was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015.  The two continue to maintain a very close friendship which transcends the doctor-patient relationship.

For almost 20 years, Morrison has kept the Greater Philadelphia laughing as the co-host of the highly popular Preston and Steve morning show`.  The Preston and Steve morning show has been named the “Best Morning Show” by Philadelphia Style magazine and “Personality/Show of the Year” in the active rock category by Radio & Records trade magazine.

Cirigliano is an Associate Professor of Medicine and practicing Internist at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  He has been recognized by Philadelphia Magazine, America’s Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America.  He has also appeared on the Dr. Oz show and Montel Williams.

The 7th Annual Lime Light Gala will honor Eli Glatstein, MD who serves as Vice Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology and Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  Lori Alf will be presented with the prestigious Nicholas E. Colleluori Award.  Alf, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma became the first volunteer for a clinical trial using immunotherapy.  Alf was treated at the miraculous journey was chronicled by Parade Magazine in 2016.  Additionally, David Calvaresi, ValSource Founder will be recognized for his involvement, contribution and generosity.

Survivor and award-winning entertainer Chad Juros as well as recording artist and lacrosse great Michael Powell perform during the evening.

Proceeds from the Lime Light Gala will support the expansion of Nick’s House™, a family-home operated by the HEADstrong Foundation which provides complimentary extended lodging to families displaced to the Greater Philadelphia Region seeking comprehensive cancer care as well as the Nicholas E. Colleluori Lymphoma Research Fund at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania under the direction of Stephen J. Schuster, MD.

“The Lime Light Gala is an incredible and inspirational evening that we are honored and privileged to host annually.  At HEADstrong, our attention is on helping families to navigate their cancer journey with greater clarity, dignity, normalcy and quality of life.  This is an opportunity to come together to recognize the selfless efforts and contributions of those working on the front lines of cancer.  From our Masters of ceremony, to our honorees to our entertainers this event will be spectacular and incredibly significant.  We wish to extend an invitation to all that can attend the Lime Light Gala.” says HF President and Nick’s Mom Cheryl Colleluori

Please visit to learn more about the 7th Annual Lime Light Gala and how HEADstrong is improving lives affected by cancer.