FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Sacred Heart University men's lacrosse team is joining other lacrosse teams from around the country to take part in Men's Lacrosse Mustache Madness 2. From November 1 to December 1 professional, collegiate, and high school lacrosse teams will compete for the "Mad Stache Trophy" by raising money for the HEADstrong Foundation.
The HEADstrong Foundation was founded by Nicholas Collelouri in 2005 when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Nick was a sophomore at the time and was playing Division I lacrosse at Hofstra University. Nick would eventually lose his battle with lymphoma in November 2006, but his vision lives on and his foundation continues to grow.
The Foundation is committed to finding a cure for all blood cancers. HEADstrong uses the lacrosse community as a means to spread its message and rally supporters to its cause. Over the last four year, the mission of the Foundation has not only been to generate funds toward cancer research, but to provide financial assistance to families affected by blood cancer, and to distribute grants and scholarships to blood cancer survivors and ambitious students entering the medical profession.
The Pioneers aim to raise $1,000 over the next month toward blood cancer research. Several members of the team, including all of the goalies, have gotten a head start by growing out their mustaches during the fall season. To donate to the Pioneer's cause click HERE to show your support.