Last weekend in an effort to raise awareness and support the HEADstrong Foundation’s relentless fight against blood cancer, the Gettysburg Men’s Lacrosse Team took the field wearing the Warrior’s Relentless27 Lime Green Chinstrap in their match against the Salisbury University.
Teams from across the country are strapping up against blood cancer and making a powerful statement on the field this season by supporting HEADstrong Foundation’s latest awareness product.
This weekend in Baltimore at the Konica-Minolta Face-Off Classic the Princeton University Men’s Lacrosse Team will strap up their helmets to honor HEADstrong founder Nicholas Colleluori and support all of those affected by blood cancer.
Warrior’s Relentless27 Chinstrap with proceeds benefitting the HEADstrong Foundation is available online at www.HEADstrongfoundation.org and at lacrosse retailers around the country. The chin strap is available for $15.00 and teams are encouraged to dedicate a game this season to support the HEADstrong Foundation and those affected by this disease. In addition to the chin strap Warrior and Brine Lacrosse offers a complete line of products supporting the HEADstrong Foundation.
Lime green is the signature color associated with the HEADstrong Foundation and it is the National awareness color promoting non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, the disease that claimed the life of founder Nicholas “Head” Colleluori in 2006.
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 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.
View more photos of the Gettysburg Bullets wearing the Lime Green Chinstraps against Salisbury.