This fall will mark the 10th anniversary of HEADstrong founder Nicholas Colleluori’s untimely passing to non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Nick was a Division I lacrosse player entering his sophomore year at Hofstra University when he was terminally diagnosed with cancer. His public fight from the sidelines captivated the nation and from his hospital bed he created an organization focused on empowering student-athletes to improve lives affected by the disease. After enduring 14 months of treatment, Colleluori tossed his razor and grew a mustache in the last weeks of his life as a way to take focus off of his apparent weight loss and declining physical appearance. In an uncontrollable situation, Colleluori’s mustache was a humorous way for him to feel “normal” again.
Why Your Stache Matters
For the past 6 years Jacob, a 9-year old from Arkansas has battled Leukemia. Jacob and his family were guests at Nick’s House, a family home operated by the HEADstrong Foundation, while he underwent treatment in Philadelphia. Jacob and his family stayed for 7 weeks, saving his family more than $7,000 in out of pocket expenses. Jacob and his family are just one of the thousands that the HEADstrong Foundation has assisted over the past 10 years. Jacob’s family is just one of 14,000 that HEADstrong has assisted. HEADstrong Foundation plays a vital role in helping families to navigate their cancer journey with greater clarity, dignity, normalcy and quality of life.
The campaign officially runs through November 28th and you can register now. Team fundraising captains are encouraged to go towww.LaxStacheMadness.com to set up their team fundraising page and encourage their teammates to join in their efforts. Teams set a fundraising goal and players use social media and emails to raise funds individually, which tally toward the team’s total goal.
Along the way players unlock amazing prizes and limited edition incentives as they achieve and surpass their fundraising goals. This year’s individual grand prize winner will receive a Trip for (2) to a resort adventure presented by Cloud9Adventures.
Individual Lax Stache Madness 2016 Incentives
Raise $150-$249 - Receive A Pair Of Limited Edition Lax Stache Crew Socks
Raise $250-$499 – Receive A Limited Edition Lax Stache Performance Shirt
Raise $500-$749 – Receive A Limited Edition HEADstrong Blanket
Raise $750-$1,499– Receive A $150 Gift Card To HEADstrong.org/shop
Raise Over $1,500 – Receive All 4 Lax Stache Prizes and Limited Edition Shorts
Individual Grand Prize
A Trip for (2) To A Resort Adventure Presented By Cloud9 Adventures
Choose From: Closer To The Sun, Puerto Morelos, Mexico or Dominican Holidaze Festival, Punta Cana or Jam Cruise.
5 Easy Steps To Get Growing
1) Toss Your Razors This Fall (10/19-11/28) – Already Have A Stache Your Ahead Of The Game.
2) Get Growing - Create Your Customized Fundraising Page at www.LaxStacheMadness.com
3) Rally Your Teammates To Grow Their Mustaches and Compete
4) Imbed Your Fundraising Link Into All Communication and Social Posts
5) Ignite Your Network To Donate – Supporters Are Encouraged To Give Throughout the Campaign.
We hope that we can count on your support.
CMO and Nick’s Brother