A HEADstrong Effort to Beat Cancer

October 7, 2011


Everyone liked Nick Colleluori, a charismatic young man. His upbeat outlook on life never wavered, not even when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in September 2005 or over the next 14 months as he unsuccessfully battled this aggressive type of blood cancer. “I had always been proud of Nick,” said his mom, Cheryl, “but never more so than seeing how he dealt with the disease.”

Nick’s infectious smile and attitude helped his family and friends during this difficult time.  “He didn’t like to see others unhappy on his account,” said Stephen Schuster, MD, Nick’s onocologist.  But he also wanted to reach out to other patients. So, despite his deteriorating health, Nick started the HEADstrong Foundation to help others in his position.  Days before he died, Nick made his family promise to continue with it. Nearly five years later, they have more than kept their promise... Read More

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