Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/8/17
From Press Release
On Friday March 10th the HEADstrong Foundation will roll out the lime green carpet for an unforgettable evening, presenting the 7th Annual Lime Light Gala.
This special event has been recognized as one of the most inspirational events in the city of Philadelphia to award groundbreaking achievements, honor stories of hope and remember those who have lost their fight, in effort to improve lives affected by cancer.
The event will be held at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing located at 201 South Columbus Boulevard from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. A very limited amount of tickets are still available.
Tickets are available for $250 each. Click here, for event details and to purchase tickets.
The black-tie optional event will include a five-star silent auction, dinner and an award presentation followed by dancing to the world-class sounds of Jellyroll. The event will celebrate the life and legacy of HEADstrong founder Nicholas Colleluori.
This year, longtime 93.3FM WMMR morning show co-host, comedian, award-winning DJ and survivor Steve Morrison alongside of FOX 29 medical correspondent and media personality Michael Cirigliano, MD will have the honor of serving as Masters of Ceremony. The two share a special bond, as Cirigliano played in instrumental role when Morrison was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015. The two continue to maintain a very close friendship which transcends the doctor-patient relationship.
This year the Lime Light Gala will honor Eli Glatstein, MD who currently serves as Vice Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology and Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Lori Alf will be presented with the prestigious Nicholas E. Colleluori Award. Alf, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma became the first volunteer for a clinical trial using immunotherapy. Her miraculous journey was chronicled by Parade Magazine in 2016. David Calvaresi, founder of Concordia Valsource LLC will be recognized with the HEADstrong Relentless Award for his involvement and generosity.
Survivor and award-winning entertainer Chad Juros as well as recording artist and lacrosse great Michael Powell perform during the evening.
Proceeds from the Lime Light Gala will support the expansion of Nick’s House™, a family-home operated by the HEADstrong Foundation which provides complimentary extended lodging to families displaced to the Greater Philadelphia Region seeking comprehensive cancer care as well as the Nicholas E. Colleluori Lymphoma Research Fund at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania under the direction of Stephen J. Schuster, MD.
“The Lime Light Gala is an incredible and inspirational event that we are honored and privileged to host annually. At HEADstrong, our attention is on helping families to navigate their cancer journey with greater clarity, dignity, normalcy and quality of life. This is an opportunity to come together to recognize the selfless efforts and contributions of those working on the front lines of cancer. From our Masters of ceremony, to our honorees to our entertainers this event will be spectacular and incredibly significant. We wish to extend an invitation to all that can attend the Lime Light Gala and look forward to spending an evening with you.” – HF President and Nick’s Mom Cheryl Colleluori
Please visit www.HEADstrong.org to learn more about the 7th Annual Lime Light Gala and how HEADstrong is improving lives affected by cancer.