Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/15/12
From Press Release
The HEADstrong Foundation is embracing the spirit of the holidays this weekend by launching its latest service and volunteer offering, HEADtable™.
The program seeks to bring the elements of the family dinner table into the hospital in an effort to provide normalcy, while nurturing the well-being of patients. The service will provide meal alternatives several times during the year in hopes of improving accommodations for those inpatient for treatment.
Led, by the Colleluori family and dedicated group of volunteers, many who have been affected by the disease will work to transform conference rooms into dining rooms and serve a specially prepared meal.
On Sunday the HEADstrong Foundation will host a pre-holiday feast for the patients, families and medical staff in the Rhoads Pavilion at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
The holiday themed feast will be served from 2:00PM-4:00PM at the Rhoads Pavilion specifically floors 3,6 and 7. In addition, to providing the meal, holiday carolers will be spreading cheer throughout the floors.
“In this season of giving it is our pleasure and privilege to introduce our latest service initiative, HEADtable™. At HEADstrong, we are families helping families in an effort to provide support, encouragement, compassion and normalcy,” said Cheryl Colleluori, HEADstrong President and Nick’s Mom.
“As a family who has lived the realities of blood cancer, we believe in the power that comes from being together. We look forward to building on this service offering through the support of corporations, restaurants, consumer products companies as well as empowering other blood cancer survivors to join our efforts. Our goal is to be able to provide this service to multiple medical facilities. Together we can make a difference.”
HEADtable™ is just one of the many ways that the HEADstrong Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization nationally headquartered in Holmes, PA is working to improve the quality of life for patients and families battling blood cancers. Learn more about the how the HEADstrong Foundation is changing the equation at www.HEADstrongfoundation.org.