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Follow the journey of Cheryl, Pat, and Michael Colleluori, the remarkable family behind the HEADstrong Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by cancer. Their story of sacrifice, resilience, and love will leave you awestruck and inspired.
When their beloved son and brother, Nick Colleluori, a three-sport Hofstra University athlete, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he witnessed firsthand the scarcity of resources available for cancer patients. Fueled by a deep sense of compassion and a desire to change the landscape, Nick developed a mission, vision, and logo for the Foundation that would support individuals and families facing the challenges of cancer.
Tragically, Nick's battle ended just 14 months after his diagnosis, but his legacy and dreams live on through his family. Honoring one of his final wishes, Cheryl, Pat, and Michael fearlessly embraced Nick's idea and took on the responsibility of bringing it to fruition. They understood that the Foundation would impact countless patients' lives and serve as a healing force for their own grieving hearts.
Together, they will share the risks they took to keep Nick's legacy alive. Their dedication, determination, and resilience allowed them to build a $27 million organization from just $67.
Hear the behind-the-scenes accounts of how they navigated challenges, forged crucial partnerships, and rallied support from the community to create a beacon of hope for the cancer community.
Visit https://headstrong.org to learn more about the HEADstrong Foundation.
To support the Colleluori Family’s mission and donate, visit (mention this podcast!): https://headstrong.org/donate/