LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 3/9/12
Lacrosse fans can listen to the podcast of the “Lax High” radio show Thursday featuring Pat Colleluori, the Director of Program and Product Development for the HEADstrong Foundation, by accessing BlogTalkRadio and the Lacrosse Radio Network with co-host Chris Goldberg of LILacrosseNews.com.
Also co-hosting the show, which is heard live every other Thursday from 6:30 to 7, is Inside Lacrosse’s Ty Xanders. The podcast runs for 45 minutes and features Colleluori detailing the origins of the HEADstrong Foundation, many anecdotal recaps on the foundation’s creator, the late Nicholas Colleluori (Hofstra University), and many details on how the HEADstrong Foundation has become a staple in the lacrosse community.
This year the HEADstrong Foundation will be running dozens of high school lacrosse events, including the annual Rivalry Games at Widener during Easter Weekend. Pat Colleluori discussed these events as well as fundraising events such as “Score for a Cure” and the Lime Light Gala, being held March 23 in Philadelphia.
About the HEADstrong Foundation
HEADstrong Foundation works to advocate, raise funds for and to support those affected by blood cancer or working to eliminate it. HEADstrong Foundation generates funds for blood cancer research, distributes grants and provides assistance to patients and survivors of blood cancer. In addition, HEADstrong Foundation awards scholarships and grants for students with ambitions of entering the medical field. Founder and Ridley graduate Nick “Head” Colleluori” attended Hofstra University where he played lacrosse. While at Hofstra Nick was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. While sick he began counseling other patients and began laying the framework for what would become the HEADstrong Foundation, in an effort to raise cancer awareness and help others and future patients that found themselves in a similar situation. In August of 2006 he even found the strength to play in one last lacrosse game. Nick passed away on November 28, 2006 at the age of 21. Even though he is gone, his memory and relentless determination lives on through the HEADstrong Foundation.