Recognizing September as Childhood

Cancer Awareness Month

Delaware County Council joined President of HEADstrong, Cheryl Colleluori on Sept. 19 to declare September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The month is designated to honor and remember children and families affected by cancer, to support those battling the deadly disease and to raise awareness and funds to help support research and care for patients. HEADstrong was founded in 2006 by Ridley High School graduate and lacrosse player Nicholas “Head” Colleluori from his hospital bed. He was just 19 years old, fighting non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He wanted to help others battling cancer. The vision and principles for HEADstrong were established by Nick and, as a promise made by his family, the Foundation now carries on in Nick’s memory. On Sept. 23 HEADstrong will hold a Run/Walk to raise money to support various programs. Details here:

From left, top row: Vice Chair Colleen Morrone, Councilman Mike Culp, Chairman John McBlain and Councilman Kevin Madden.

From left, bottom row: Councilman Brian Zidek and President of HEADstrong, Cheryl Colleluori.