TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa men’s lacrosse team has partnered with the HEADstrong Foundation for blood cancer. For the month of November, Spartan lacrosse will be selling t-shirts and accepting donations in which all proceeds will be donated to HEADstrong.
The entire UT men’s lacrosse team will also be growing mustaches for the cause. T-shirts will be available starting next week and will be available throughout the month of November for $20. Contact coach Dalton Jernigan for further information.
Click here to make a donation for the cause. http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/daltonjernigan/lax-stache-madness-2012
The HEADstrong Foundation for blood cancer is committed to finding a cure for all blood cancers. The foundation is dedicated to its founder Nicholas Colleluori. The foundation strives on Nick’s quote, “Making use of the time you have and don’t stress the little things. Have a smile and enjoy what you can get out of life.”
The HEADstrong Foundation was started in 2005, when Nicholas Colleluori was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, an aggressive type of blood cancer that affects the lymphatic system. During his relentless 14 month battle with this disease, undergoing intense chemotherapy, radiation, a stem cell transplant and experimental treatments, Nick was determined to start a foundation that would support the blood cancer community. He created the name HEADstrong through his childhood nickname “HEAD” and the word “strong” defining his mental and physical toughness. While waiting to go into the operating room for a procedure he asked for paper and a pencil, which is where he drew the logo for the foundation, a lacrosse stick on its side with a cancer ribbon around the HEAD. Nick wanted to use the lacrosse community as his avenue to tell his story because he knew that his brotherhood would never let him down. The color palette that Nick chose was “lime green” representing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and “royal blue and gold” which represents his alma mater, Hofstra University; his lifeline during his illness.
The HEADstrong Foundation has experienced tremendous growth since its inception and 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. Please join our effort to bring Nick’s vision to reality to promote cancer awareness, support research and help eliminate this disease.