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HEADstrong Fall Fundraising Sees Record High in Participation

For nearly all colleges in North America, we are back in school and most of us have our focus already set on fall ball!

Men’s and Women’s lacrosse teams are getting the practice hours in and are gearing up to support the HEADstrong Foundation’s Fall Fundraising initiative to raise awareness in order to beat cancer through the game of lacrosse.

This fall we will see a record breaking 38 DI-III, MCLA, NCLL and other club programs will bind together to raise awareness and to make a statement that lacrosse is dedicated to the RELENTLESS fight against cancer.

2014-15 Team List

  • 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

You will see the student-athletes doing their part to help promote blood cancer awareness by hosting HEADstrong awareness stations, selling HF™ t-shirts and collecting pledges over the next 6 weeks!

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

Teams participating in one of HF’s fall events, focused on elevating blood cancer awareness, will be raising funds that are crucial for continuing research and growing awareness for the disease that took Nick’s life. It is the HEADstrong goal to honor those affected by the diseases and to raise funds to support the essential programs and services for cancer patients and their families.

HF Fall Five Event Schedule™

  • 6th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Women’s Classic, September 27, Hempstead, NY (Adelphi, Central Connecticut State, Hofstra, Hofstra Alumni, Iona, LaSalle, LIU Brooklyn, LIU Post, NYAC, UMASS Lowell, Siena, Stony Brook, Villanova, Wagner, Yale)
  • 8th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Classic, October 11-12th, Folsom, PA (DI – Bellarmine, Binghamton, Hartford, Hofstra, Manhattan, Monmouth, Syracuse. DII – Chestnut Hill, Dowling. DIII – Marymount, Neumann, Merchant Marine Academy, Rosemont, Stockton )
  • 2nd Annual Battle for Blood Cancer, October 11-12th, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2nd Annual University City Classic, October 25th, Philadelphia, PA (Men’s DI – Drexel, Johns Hopkins, Penn. Women’s DI – Albany, Delaware, Penn, Towson)
  • The Match-Up at Academy of New Church, November 7th, Bryn Athyn, PA

For more information on the HEADstrong Foundation please visit