Founder of the Barbara A. Colameco Cancer Transportation Fund
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
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.
Lou & His Elves Volunteer For Goodwill's Annual Client Holiday Party
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
The Delaware Valley ABATE “For the Kids” Toy Run
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.
Ride for Autism Speaks Sponsor
Gloucester County Hero Scholarship Fund, Inc. 11th Annual “Ride to Remember”
Heart of Gloucester County / People For People
Founder/President Swedesboro-Woolwich Basketball League
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
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
St. Joseph's University Executive Masters in Food Marketing Program Sponsor
Lemonade for Leukemia Sponsor
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.