LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 1/22/16
From Press Release
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 and remembering those who have lost their fight, in effort to improve quality of life for families 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 and guests ages 15 -20. Click here, for event details. 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, the former Hofstra University lacrosse player who died of blood cancer 10 years ago.
This year, 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 is currently the executive producer of Restaurant: Impossible will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Additionally, long-time voice of the Philadelphia Flyers, recording artist, TV and film composer Lauren Hart as well as voice of the Philadelphia Eagles, recording artist, songwriter and pianist Jessy Kyle will co-chair the event.
The 6th Annual Lime Light Gala will honor Edward A. Stadtmauer, MD who serves as Chief of Hematologic Malignancies and Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Lauren Shermer will share her inspirational story as she is presented with the prestigious Nicholas E. Colleluori Award. The award is presenting annually to a survivor demonstrating heroics and perseverance in the fight against cancer.
Proceeds from the Lime Light Gala will support the expansion of Nick’s House™, a facility operated by the HEADstrong Foundation™ which provides complimentary extended lodging to families traveling to Philadelphia for cancer related treatment 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, we focus on improving quality of life for families, helping them to navigate their cancer journey with a greater sense of normalcy. This is an opportunity to come together to recognize the selfless efforts and contributions of those working on the front lines of cancer. We strive to make this event an unforgettable experience our guests. We are shining the light on cancer and the work that is being done to improve the quality of life for those dealing with cancer in our Nick’s name. We wish to extend an invitation to all that can attend the Lime Light Gala.” says HF President and Nick’s Mom Cheryl Colleluori
HEADstrong invites you to review our complete list of giving/sponsorship opportunities, Click here. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, a table or a monetary contribution please contact, Cheryl Colleluori at Cheryl@HEADstrong.org
HEADstrong also welcomes a wide range of donations to be part of the event silent auction including: a timeshare, event tickets, business product, sports equipment, arts, crafts, jewelry, memorabilia and electronics. If you are interested in making a charity contribution to the silent auction please contact, Pat Colleluori at Pat@HEADstrong.org.