Women’s Lacrosse to Participate in HEADstrong Foundation Initiative Saturday against Northwestern

April 19, 2017

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers women’s lacrosse will use its game Saturday, April 22 against No. 17 Northwestern to help raise money and awareness for the HEADstrong Foundation, a charity that helps families afflicted with cancer. The Scarlet Knights will “go lime” and wear green shoelaces and headbands during its 11 a.m. opening draw with the Wildcats.

The program also asks fans to donate to its online fundraising campaign for the HEADstrong Foundation by clicking here, as RU aims to reach and eclipse its $5,000 goal.

"As a program, we are provided the unique opportunity of competing in a public forum. We recognize that this affords us the chance to highlight causes that are bigger than us,” said head coach Laura Brand-Sias. “We are humbled to be able to use this game to raise awareness and fundraise for the HEADstrong Foundation and its continued fight against cancer.”

Founded in 2006, the HEADstrong Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing essential services to improve lives affected by cancer. The blueprints for the Foundation were conceptualized by Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori in 2006, from his hospital bed 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 cancers.

More information on the HEADstrong Foundation can be found here.  



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