Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/25/11
The HEADstrong Foundation will be hosting their Inaugural Lime Light Gala tonight at the Hyatt Regency at Penns Landing in Philadelphia.
The black tie (optional) event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail party and a silent auction. There also will be dinner and live entertainment.
Proceeds from the Gala will support the HEADstrong Foundation’s continuing efforts to find a cure for blood cancer in the name of Ridley High graduate Nick Colleluori. Specifically, the event will raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the work of Dr. Stephen J. Schuster at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Colleluori, nicknamed “Head,” founded the Foundation after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma while a student-athlete at Hofstra University. He died in 2006 at the age of 21.
Lime is the color designated for blood cancer awareness. HEADstrong is committed to finding a cure for blood cancers, and helping the families who are struggling with these diseases, particularly young adult patients.
For more details about the event, please visit www.headstrongfoundation.org/lime-lightgala. The HEADstrong Foundation hopes to make this an annual event.
PREMIUM SPONSORS: Sponsorship packages are available. Cheryl Colleluori, President and Nick’s mother will gladly meet you to review these opportunities. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GALA TICKETS: Show your support by attending the event. Visit the website and
complete the Gala Form to receive your invitation or purchase your tickets via the online store. Cost is $270 per person.
MONETARY DONATIONS: Are gladly accepted via credit card through the
Foundation’s website under the “donate” tab or by check made payable to HEADstrong Foundation and sent to the address listed below.