Headers for Hope...
LOUISE WAXLER….Founder of Headers For Hope and long-time soccer sports industry veteran Louise Waxler created the Foundation in loving memory of her good friend who passed away after her two-year battle with cancer. By combining her passion for sports and her passion for helping those win their fight against cancer, Headers For Hope was born. Waxler is widely recognized and respected for her experience running youth and professional sports and soccer events. She served as Director of the Washington Area Girls Soccer Tournament; Director of Operations for the WUSA Washington Freedom from 2001-2003; Director of Operations for the WPS Washington Freedom in its inaugural season of the WPS and led the Philadelphia Independence of Women’s Professional Soccer as the General Manager in 2010. In 2006, Waxler was elected as the 58th President of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), the largest soccer coaches’ organization in the world serving as only the third female president in the 69-year history of the organization. She is a 2010 recipient of the NSCAA Women’s Committee Award of Excellence that recognizes those who have brought honor and distinction to women’s soccer. In October 2011, Waxler was inducted into the Howard County Maryland Recreation and Parks Hall of Fame for her personal contributions and achievements in respect to community sports. Louise serves as President of Headers for Hope.
LINDSAY WAXLER….attended the Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts and holds a Master’s Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine, and is a licensed acupuncturist. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreational Therapy from the University of Arkansas. As a collegiate soccer athlete, Lindsay struggled to find ways to tend to the many injuries that affected her. Feeling frustrated with the suggestions of surgeries and taking pain medications, she turned to a more holistic approach to healing. Upon moving back to the Baltimore area in 2002, she steeped herself into learning more and more about herself as a patient of acupuncture first, and continued the journey as a practitioner of acupuncture. Her love for this work, has passionately led her to believe in its power to heal the body, mind and spirit.
Lindsay’s approach to natural healing has helped blossom excellent results in treating a variety of conditions such as: sports injuries, infertility, asthma/allergies, digestive disturbances (including weight control), anxiety, arthritis, chronic/acute pain, among others. Lindsay has studied Tai Chi and Qi Gong and believes in the importance of establishing and maintaining an appropriate diet and lifestyle in order to achieve radiant health. She not only provides acupuncture, but also offers nutritional counseling rooted in Chinese medicine energetics. Lindsay is known for her professional and warm bedside manner and is recognized by her patients by her gentle and reassuring presence. The signature of her practice is to empower her patients to take control of their health. Lindsay serves as the Vice President of Headers for Hope.
DREW LARSEN…serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of Headers for Hope, Inc. A life long soccer fan, Drew grew up playing the game in Arizona as part of the Santos Soccer Club before finishing his playing years at Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Drew is a graduate of both Holy Cross and the University of Virginia School of Law. He practiced law at the firm of Patton Boggs, LLP in Washington, DC before leaving in 2008 to help launch Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS). Subsequently, he served as the Legal Counsel and Director of Business Operations of WPS’s Washington Freedom until he left in 2010 to start his own legal practice. Like many supporters of HfH, Drew brings a passionate dedication to the fight against cancer that has been fueled by personal loss. He lives in Williamsburg, Virginia with his wife Alli and two young daughters, Anna and Mae.