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Record Number of Colleges Facing-Off For HEADstrong This Fall

Holmes, PA – With school back in session and the fall lacrosse season in full swing, college teams from across the country are gearing up to face-off against blood cancer in support of the HEADstrong Foundation™. This year, a record breaking 38 DI, DII, DIII and club men’s and women’s college programs will unite to make a relentless statement at their respected campuses for the cause. Read More…

Holmes, PA – With school back in session and the fall lacrosse season in full swing, college teams from across the country are gearing up to face-off against blood cancer in support of the HEADstrong Foundation™.  This year, a record breaking 38 DI, DII, DIII and club men’s and women’s college programs will unite to make a relentless statement at their respected campuses for the cause.

 

2014 HF Fall Fundraising Teams

 

 

Adelphi University

Bellarmine University

Binghamton University

Central Connecticut State University

Dowling College

Drexel University

Hofstra Alumni

Hofstra Men’s Lacrosse

Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse

Iona College

Johns Hopkins University

LaSalle University

Long Island University Brooklyn

Long Island University Post

Manhattan College

Marymount University

Merchant Marine Academy

Monmouth University

 

 

Neumann University

New York Athletic Club

Richard Stockton College

Saint Joseph’s University

Siena College

Stevenson University

Stony Brook University

Syracuse University

Towson University

University of Albany

University of Delaware

University of Hartford

University of Massachusetts Lowell

University of Pennsylvania Men’s

University of Pennsylvania Women’s

Villanova University

Wagner College

Yale University

 

 

Over the next 6 weeks student-athletes will be doing their part to help promote blood cancer awareness by hosting HEADstrong awareness stations, selling HF™ t-shirts and collecting pledges.  The funds raised will be instrumental in allowing the HEADstrong Foundation™ to strengthen their commitment to cancer patients and their families.  The teams will then participate in one of HF’s fall events which are focused on elevating blood cancer awareness, honoring those affected by the diseases and raising funds to support the essential programs and services for cancer patients and their families by the organization.

HF Fall Five Event Schedule

6th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Women’s Classic, September 27, Hempstead, NY

8th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Classic, October 11-12th, Folsom, PA

2nd Annual Battle for Blood Cancer, October 11-12th, Minneapolis, MN

2nd Annual University City Classic, October 25th, Philadelphia, PA

The Match-Up at Academy of New Church, November 7th, Bryn Athyn, PA

 

“We are incredibly humbled by the outpouring of support shown by so many colleges and universities for our cause.  This fall we will have a record number of programs fundraising and participating in our upcoming events.  At HEADstrong we are striving to have to greatest impact on behalf of those devastated by the disease and having so many programs involved is an extremely powerful statement on behalf of the lacrosse community.  We wish to extend our sincere appreciation to all of the teams, supporters and volunteers who will be part of our fundraising events this fall.”

Cheryl Colleluori, HEADstrong President and Nick’s Mom

For more information on the HEADstrong Foundation please visit www.HEADstrong.org

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