“In Memory Of” is an opportunity to celebrate a loved one with a gift made in their honor. The money raised in their name is dedicated to a chosen focus area in the Foundation. These funds provide you with the ability to impact change for good in a meaningful way.
Marisol Colon was a beautiful person inside and out. She had a huge heart and her smile and personality would light up every room she entered. The Hansen Foundation was near and dear to her heart for many reasons. Marisol had found help and hope through The Hansen Foundation. In turn, she was able to be help countless others who were suffering from addiction. If you were lucky find yourself in her company, Marisol would take time out of her day to see how you were, what you had going on in your life and if you needed help. She would always help any way she could. She thought nothing of taking the time to share her life experiences to anyone in need so they could see there was help at their fingertips and hope for a better life. Marisol Colon was a blessing to many people, a very special person to The Hansen Foundation community, and her life will be continually celebrated by the countless people she touched.
Vincent was a great man who left this earth at such a young age. He grew up on Absecon Island in Ventnor City, spending most of his early days on the beach boogie boarding, surfing, skimboarding, and swimming in the ocean.He had a passion for music and loved playing his guitar. He was a very talented artist, self taught guitar player, an amazing painter, and had a natural talent for all of the creative arts.
Nicholas was a vibrant music-lover with unmatchable empathy, care, and creativity. Throughout his life, he engaged friends, family, and even strangers in conversations about the world at large, ever-curious and thoughtful. His care for others extended so far as planning to pursue a career as a nurse after recently graduating with an Associate’s Degree from ACCC. A 5th generation member of Painters Union 277, member of the Rugby team the AC Sharks, and linebacker on the 2015 State Champion Cedar Creek Pirates football team, he touched people from all different backgrounds with all sorts of interests. When not on the field, he was perfecting the art of gloving (look it up), drawing in his sketchbook, writing, and strumming his blue electric guitar. You could catch him at a live music show on Saturday night and cooking up a mean tofu scramble on the following Sunday morning. His memory lives on with his mother, Kathleen, father, John, twin sister, Natalie, dogs Arlo and China, cat Beatrice, family – grandmother, aunts, uncles, and cousins – friends, and any stranger who was lucky enough to receive a personal gloving performance at a live show.