The defending NCAA men’s lacrosse champions from the University of Maryland visited Nick’s House in Swarthmore ahead of their recent game with Villanova, writes Pete Bannan for the Daily Times.
The newly opened home for cancer patients and their families was envisioned by the late Nick Colleluori, a star lacrosse player at Ridley High School and Hofstra University. Colleluori, a three-sport standout with the Green Raiders, passed away 12 years ago from non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer.
The HEADstrong Foundation acquired the house and turned it into a home for cancer patients. They can stay there for free while receiving treatment in the area.
Colleluori’s brother Pat, the Chief Marketing Officer at HEADstrong, gave the Maryland players a tour of the 7,000-square-foot home that can accommodate up to seven families at the same time.
“Lacrosse is a tight-knit community,” he said. “The fabric of our sport is perfect for this.”
Pat Colleluori explained how cancer affects families.
“When a family is dealing with cancer, they live in a day-to-day situation,” he said. “This will be a place where families find respite and solitude.”
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