Men's lacrosse to promote HEADstrong Awareness Month

Team walking out to the field.
Team walking out to the field.

Lynchburg, Va. -- The Lynchburg College men's lacrosse team is proud to announce that the Hornets' April 7 contest versus Old Dominion Athletic Conference foe Guilford will be a benefit game for the HEADstrong Foundation.

As part of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's HEADstrong Awareness Month, Lynchburg and Guilford will be among dozens of squads teaming up to raise money and awareness for the nearly 4.5 million American families that will be faced with a cancer diagnosis in 2018.

Make a contribution ahead of the April 7 contest by donating to Lynchburg's fundraising page via this hyperlink.

Donations will help Lynchburg men's lacrosse support the HEADstrong Foundation and Nick's House, a guest family home in the Philadelphia, Pa., area operated by the HEADstrong which provides complimentary lodging and support to families forced to travel for lifesaving cancer treatment.

In 2017, more than 144 teams raised more than $75,000 to support the cause, and this year the USILA is aiming for 100% participation with hopes of raising $127,000 for the cause.

At the game on April 7, you'll see Lynchburg and Guilford players sporting special lime green socks, shoelaces, or kneebands to show their solidarity with HEADstrong and this worthy cause.

The HEADstrong Foundation was founded by former Hofstra University men's lacrosse player Nick Colleluori, whose career was cut short by a Hodgkin's Lymphoma diagnosis. After Colleluori's death in 2006 due to the disease, at his request, his family and the Hofstra program put the HEADstrong Foundation into the next gear. Since, they've raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for more than 15,000 cancer patients nationwide. To learn more about the HEADstrong Foundation and Nick's House, visit www.headstrong.org.

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