Daily Archives: November 27, 2009

Lacrosse Fundraising: HEADstrong Foundation Sponsored The 3rd Annual Nicholas Colleluori Lacrosse Festival (PA) On Oct. 10-11 (Video)

Footage from the 3rd Annual Nicholas Colleluori Lacrosse Fesitval, held at Ridley High School (PA) on October 10th & 11th, 2009.
Nicholas “Head” Colleluori was a true hero that defined the word “Relentless” in his battle against Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Nicholas was amazing person, an undersized athlete that was noted for his aggressiveness and character on the field. In his sophomore year at Hofstra University, after experiencing allergy like symptoms, he was diagnosed with Non- Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a vicious type of blood cancer that affects the lymphatic system. He battled the disease relentlessly for 14 months, undergoing intense chemotherapy, radiation, a stem cell transplant, and experimental treatments.
He was a true inspiration. While sick, Nicholas counseled fellow patients and continued to workout on a regular basis. He possessed such determination and drive that while undergoing treatments he found the strength to participate in one last game in August 2006. Nicholas passed away on November 28, 2006 at the age of 21. Even though he is gone, his memory will live on forever with the HEADstrong Foundation. While Nicholas was fighting his disease he created the HEADstrong Foundation, it was his vision to share his illness with the public to raise cancer awareness and to help others affected by the disease.

Nick Colleluori, was a 2004 graduate of Ridley High School and Division I lacrosse player for Hofstra University. Nick may have lost his battle on November 28, 2006 but his vision has just begun.

The HEADstrong Foundation is dedicated to Nick’s life. He drew the logo as he was waiting to go into the operating room for a procedure. Because lacrosse was his passion and he can no longer carry the ball, his family and friends will carry the ball for him. Please join our effort to bring Nick’s vision to reality to promote cancer awareness, support research and help eliminate this disease.                                      

Our Mission is to generates funds for cancer research, distributes grants and assistance to survivors of blood cancer, provides financial assistance to families that are experiencing the hardships of having a sick family member, provides scholarships and grants for students with ambitions of entering the medical field.

To date the HEADstrong Foundation has raised numerous funds to carry out our mission. We are recruiting you to join Team HEADstrong in our battle for finding a cure and eliminating this disease.

To see some of the great things we are doing, please visit our website at: http://www.HEADstrongfoundation.org