Ridley Park, PA – With September recognized as National Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month the HEADstrong Foundation™ has unveiled plans for special fundraising event to promote blood cancer awareness, honor those in the fight and raise funds to support the essential programs and services offered by the organization to improve quality of life for those affected by blood cancers and their families.
The 1st Annual Run The Park 5k will be held on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Run The Park will be a challenging 3.1 mile race that will take runners on a scenic tour through beautiful suburban Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. In addition to the 5k, Mainstreets of Ridley Park™ will host its inaugural Rubber Ducky Regatta.
Race day registration is available. Fee – $45.00. Participants will receive an event t-shirt, pair of HF shoelaces and a complimentary goody bag.
Proceeds from the Run The Park 5k will benefit the HEADstrong Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to HEADing efforts to improve quality of life for patients and families affected by blood cancers in memory of Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori.
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7:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM Dynamic Warm-Up by Endeavor Performance
9:00 AM Race Start
12:00 PM Presentation
12:30 PM Rubber Ducky Regatta
About the HEADstrong Foundation™
The HEADstrong Foundation™ is a 501(c)(3) committed to being a resource for blood cancer patients and their families, helping them to navigate the harrowing ordeal of cancer by providing essential services to improve quality of life.
HEADstrong™ is an athletic rooted organization that serves the cancer community by granting direct financial assistance to those financially impacted as a result of the disease, by providing complimentary long-term housing and amenities for those traveling to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for cancer related treatments through Nick’s House™, by funding innovative blood cancer research through the Nicholas E. Colleluori Lymphoma research fund, by serving family meals and offering outlets of entertainment for those receiving care at hospitals, by delivering comfort kits to newly hospitalized patients preparing for treatment or transplant and by lending an arm of support through their peer to peer advocacy group.
The blueprints for the Foundation were conceptualized by Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori in 2006, while he underwent treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which ultimately claimed his life. Today, Nick’s vision is being fulfilled through the relentless efforts of his family, athletes and supporters across the country uniting in the fight against blood cancers.
For more information on the HEADstrong Foundation™ and how they are Getting aHEAD of Cancer™ go to www.HEADstrong.org.