The HEADstrong Foundation's mission is to carry on the legacy and vision of HEADstrong founder Nicholas Colleluori through advocating, fundraising and supporting those affected by blood cancer and those working towards eliminating it.
Chestnut Hill College Coach Brian Dougherty (left) and blood disease survivor Shane Franzone
By Chris Goldberg
The highlight of Sunday’s second day of action in the 6th Annual Nick Colleluori classic at Ridley High just may have been when HEADstyrong Foundation President brought out Shane Franzone during her annual mid-day speech.
Chestnut Hill College coach Brian Dougherty (left) and blood disease survivor Shane Franzone
Franzone, a Norristown High product, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia two years ago, after playing in the 4th annual Colleluori Classic for Chestnut Hill College. For the next 18 months, Franzone battled the disease and spent much of his time in the hospital.
Finally, after a bone marrow transplant and the removal of one of his lungs, he endured and is now taking classes at Montgomery County Community College and fully recovered.
Hempstead, NY – On Sunday, September 30, 2012 over 11 collegiate women’s lacrosse teams from Long Island, NY and the surrounding areas gathered to remember former Hofstra athlete and HEADstrong Founder Nicholas Colleluori by taking part in the 4th Annual Women’s Nick Colleluori Classic at Hofstra University. This annual collegiate fall women’s lacrosse tournament is the sister fundraising event to the HEADstrong Foundation’s Men’s Nicholas Colleluori Classic held annually at Colleluori’s beloved Ridley High School in Folsom, PA. A beautiful forecast set the tone for this inspirational day which featured some amazing competitive lacrosse. The event successfully generated over $35,000 allowing the HEADstrong Foundation to strengthen their commitment to providing resources and assistance to patients and families battling blood cancers. Together both annual fall events have combined to generate over $215,000 for HEADstrong Foundation.[read more]
Students, families and fans attended a lacrosse exhibition game between N.C. State’s club lacrosse team and various N.C. State fraternities Friday night.
While the club lacrosse team went home with a win, the event was more than a friendly night of competition. Tickets for the event were $3 and proceeds helped support the HEADstrong foundation, an organization that advocates and raises money for those affected by blood cancer and their familie[read more]
Holmes, PA – With the leaves beginning to turn and the Fall lacrosse season in full swing, co-founders Ken Clausen and Rebecca Vozzo are proud to announce the 4th installment of Lacrosse Mustache Madness, set to kick-off this Friday, October 19, 2012. It’s time to get your Stache on. Be amongst the best lacrosse teams and players in the country as you face-off to see who will take home the coveted Stache Crown. Register today at www.laxstachemadness.com.[read more]