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Founder of the Barbara A. Colameco Cancer Transportation Fund

Founder of the Barbara A. Colameco Cancer Transportation Fund

2009 - Present:

The Barbara A. Colameco Cancer Transportation Fund is a non-profit organization, created by Barbara and her husband Lou, together with Dr. Rene Rubin of Hahnemann University Hospital. In 2007, Barb was diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite her illness, Barb still chose to put others before herself. While undergoing her chemotherapy, she befriended many fellow patients but soon noticed they did not return for their treatments because they could not afford the transportation to and from their appointments. She knew her calling would be to ensure no patient would go without treatment due to lack of transportation, and continued this mission until she lost her three year courageous fight with breast cancer in March 2010.  Lou and Dr. Rubin upheld her commitment and to date have raised over $125,000 with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the patients. Please visit www.baccancerfund.org to learn more.

CEO Hand Delivers Holiday Hams to Cancer Patients At Hahnemann University Hospital

CEO Hand Delivers Holiday Hams to Cancer Patients At Hahnemann University Hospital

December 2014:

Each holiday season, Wellshire CEO, Louis B. Colameco III and family visit Hahnemann University Hospital to donate hams to cancer patients undergoing treatment. This holiday, Wellshire hand delivered 30 holiday hams. 

As a leader, Lou has an innate calling towards social responsibility. Lou's company is a reflection of his compassion and commitment to improve our quality of living as a people. This donation is one of many provided by Wellshire. We have donated hams to cancer patients at Hahnemann for the past six years.

The patients and staff at Hahnemann Hospital were moved by the beautiful gesture. Equally moved, Wellshire was extremely overjoyed to see Dr. Rubin's patients smiling for the holidays.

Wellshire employee volunteers included: Jessica Colameco, Samantha Stunder-Minniti, Gavin Irons, Amy Krise, and Doug Zimorowicz. 

Board of Trustees Member for Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ. & PA.

Board of Trustees Member for Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ. & PA.

2010-Present:
Goodwill® works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work. They have a network of 165 independent, community-based Goodwill groups in the United States and Canada and offer customized job training, employment placement and other services to people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges.
Lou & His Elves Volunteer For Goodwill's Annual Client Holiday Party

Lou & His Elves Volunteer For Goodwill's Annual Client Holiday Party

December 2014:

Wellshire spent a fulfilling afternoon celebrating the holidays with various members of the Goodwill community at the Annual Goodwill Industries of Southern, N.J. Christmas Party.

 

Our company enjoys sharing holiday cheer and wellness by the plate full. We volunteered to serve food at the buffet line to Goodwill guests. It was exciting to see all the high-spirited faces enjoying their traditional sit-down meal with friends, followed by dancing. Wellshire has volunteered at this holiday event for the last three years. Wellshire CEO and Vice Chairman for Goodwill, Louis B. Colameco III, was happily joined by his wife, Ginny Colameco. Other Wellshire volunteers included Pat Suter, Janice Schultz, and Jovana Ruiz.    

Founded the Wellshire/Colameco Family Scholarship at Malvern Preparatory School

Founded the Wellshire/Colameco Family Scholarship at Malvern Preparatory School

2012–Present:
The Wellshire/Colameco Family Scholarship is awarded to one incoming 9th grade Malvern Preparatory student from Delaware County who is in financial need and demonstrates an interest in athletics.
The Delaware Valley ABATE “For the Kids” Toy Run

The Delaware Valley ABATE “For the Kids” Toy Run

November 2012 - Present:

2012

The Delaware Valley ABATE “For the Kids” toy run had their inaugural run on December 13, 1980 from a parking lot at Broad Street and Cheltenham Avenue in Philadelphia. What started out as a small run of approximately 50 motorcycles over 30 years ago, has turned into one of the largest toy runs in America. To date, over 62,000 participants and over 100,000 presents have been given out to children at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and their affiliates. “Our goal is to provide a vital outlet for children suffering with pain and depression associated with the stress and isolation of critically serious illnesses.” said Domenick Sciole, Chairman of the Toys for Tots Committee.

2014

Wellshire participated in the Delaware Valley A.B.A.T.E Toy Run "For the Kids" on Sunday, Nov. 2nd. Wellshire sponsored the local ride through Philadelphia to increase interest in Toys for Tots.  
 
Toys for Tots was created to help less fortunate kids across the U.S. experience the magical feeling of opening a toy on Christmas. When the Toys for Tots opportunity popped up by us in Swedesboro, Wellshire leaped at the opportunity.
 
“Actually, we didn’t leap, we revved our engines!”
 
Besides increasing interest, Wellshire supported local efforts to collect unwrapped toys for children in the Delaware Valley area. Although, unwrapping gifts on Christmas should never be the overall focus. Innocent kids will only learn the season of giving through our example.
 
 

 

Ride for Autism Speaks Sponsor

Ride for Autism Speaks Sponsor

2010 - Present:
Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism study and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Gloucester County Hero Scholarship Fund, Inc. 11th Annual “Ride to Remember”

Gloucester County Hero Scholarship Fund, Inc. 11th Annual “Ride to Remember”

September 2012 - Present:
The Gloucester County Hero Scholarship Fund, Inc. Annual “Ride to Remember” is in support of all emergency personnel who have lost their life in the line of duty. The ride is organized to commemorate those men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while ensuring the safety and well being of the communities they have sworn to protect. The “Ride to Remember” is in honor of Corporal Steve Levy – “63”.
Heart of Gloucester County / People For People

Heart of Gloucester County / People For People

July 2013
The Heart of Gloucester County is a collaborative project that encourages and strengthens families. The organization featured Lou as going "above & beyond the call" of duty when it comes to service. People for People of Gloucester County, one of the participating agencies in the collaboration, has been fortunate to be on the receiving end of Lou’s commitment to community, with honorable local Veterans directly benefiting from his ongoing generosity. For nearly 20 years now, the thousands of lunches served during the annual Veterans Picnic at the 4H Fairgrounds in Mullica Hill have been wholesome Wellshire hot dogs.
Founder/President Swedesboro-Woolwich Basketball League

Founder/President Swedesboro-Woolwich Basketball League

1996 - 2006
The League was founded in 1996 with a purpose to have a beneficial effect on children's lives through the sport of basketball. The non-profit organization provides dedicated volunteer coaches to aid youth in achieving their greatest potential and promotes self confidence, physical fitness and respect for others regardless of race, sex or ability.

Founder and Official Sponsor of the B.A.C. Walk to Wellness

Founder and Official Sponsor of the B.A.C. Walk to Wellness

2009 - 2013:

The Annual B.A.C. Walk to Wellness is a community health awareness day open to all. Following the five mile walk, participants enjoy a barbeque at the Wellshire headquarters in Swedesboro, New Jersey. There is also a lectureship given by top doctors from Hahnemann University Hospital who share valuable information on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and latest advancements that are taking place in the hopes of finding a cure for cancer. A question and answer period follows. All of the money raised goes directly to the Cancer Transportation Fund. Barbara was blessed to see her mission come to fruition during the inaugural Walk to Wellness in 2009. In March 2010, Barbara lost her three year fight to breast cancer, and in memory of her, Wellshire continued the B.A.C. Walk to Wellness. 
 

Founded the Barbara A. Colameco Scholarship at Gloucester County 4H

Founded the Barbara A. Colameco Scholarship at Gloucester County 4H

2010 - Present:
This scholarship is decided and awarded by the Gloucester County 4H to a member who is in need of financial assistance for college.
St. Joseph's University Executive Masters in Food Marketing Program Sponsor

St. Joseph's University Executive Masters in Food Marketing Program Sponsor

April 2012
Executive Food Marketing is the only food industry focused graduate program of its kind in the world that is offered through an AACSB-accredited business school.
Lemonade for Leukemia Sponsor

Lemonade for Leukemia Sponsor

August 2012
Lemonade for Leukemia was started in 2007 by the Porcelli family to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, with the hopes that someday we will have a cure for Leukemia.

Member of the Malvern Preparatory School Leadership Council

Member of the Malvern Preparatory School Leadership Council

2008 - Present:
The Malvern Preparatory School Leadership Council is a board of elected alumni who assist the president, head of school and board of trustees with advisement as needed when facing concerns that can impact the Malvern community.