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May 23rd, 2017 by

On Friday, June 2, 2017, longtime friend and supporter of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation – Tim Conners – will complete the journey of a lifetime as he reaches the summit of the tallest peak in Africa: Mount Kilimanjaro.

While the trek is sure to have its challenges, the climb pales in comparison to the obstacles Tim has already overcome in his young life.

From the cancer diagnosis that ultimately claimed his vision, to bouts with heart, lung, and kidney failure, Tim has persevered through incredibly difficult circumstances. Now, he’s setting sky-high goals (literally) to inspire others to do remarkable …

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May 3rd, 2017 by

Thanks to an incredible partnership with ALEX AND ANI, patients, family members, supporters and friends of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation from around the globe can wear a “Live A Happy Life” Charm bangle from the CHARITY BY DESIGN collection on their arm as a reminder of our (Up)Beat philosophy and as a source of inspiration every day.

With less than two weeks until Mother’s Day, it makes the perfect gift for the special woman in your life. In addition to enjoying the bracelet itself, mom will love knowing that ALEX AND ANI contributes 20% of the purchase price from each charm sold to the Joe …

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March 3rd, 2017 by

Just last week the Joe Andruzzi Foundation said goodbye to our “Positive Is How I Live” ALEX AND ANI charm bangle – which launched in 2013 to represent Joe’s positive approach to battling cancer, with 20% of all sales being donated to the Joe Andruzzi Foundation. Over the course of nearly four years, donations from the bangle allowed JAF to assist nearly 700 patients and their families battling cancer.

While we were sad to see the bangle go, it’s “retirement” came for a good reason – the Joe Andruzzi Foundation is teaming up with ALEX AND ANI once again to introduce a …

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January 30th, 2017 by

Fifteen years ago, well before the Joe Andruzzi Foundation existed, my husband Joe and I lost a dear friend, CJ Buckley, to brain cancer at the young age of 17.

Joe and I first met CJ in 2001, only a month after his diagnosis, at a New England Patriots training camp practice. CJ was a budding sailing star and a big Patriots fan, and in no time Joe and I turned into big fans of CJ.

We were immediately in awe of CJ’s positive disposition and infectious smile, and in the months that followed we were blessed to be able to spend many …

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January 20th, 2017 by

On April 17, 2017 – Marathon Monday – Team JAF runners will take strides against cancer through the streets of Boston for the seventh straight year.

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that 19 runners will be making up the Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s 2017 team – a mix of first time runners, veteran marathoners, and, of course, those running in memory of loved ones who have battled cancer: Katie Adelstein, Valerie Chirichiello, Lindsy Connolly, Joe Dimuccio, Melissa Frontino, Mike Garofalo, David Lennox, Michael Nelson, Amelia Patsalos-Fox, Amy Pepe, Jerika Phelps, John Ponte, Brenda Reynolds, Lorraine Reynolds, David Santoro, Frank Seyboth and …

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