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March 3rd, 2017 by
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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
Joe Andruzzi Visits Boston Children's Hospital

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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January 10th, 2017 by
Jen Andruzzi, Joe Andruzzi, Josephine Jones

This is a particularly exhilarating time in New England, with the hometown football team in prime position to make another deep postseason run.

But here at the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, there is even more reason for excitement – we’re THRILLED to announce that our good friends and supporters at Empower Retirement have decided to round up their end-of-season Goal Line Giving donation to an even $50,000!

Back in September, we launched a campaign in partnership with Empower who pledged to donate $100 towards JAF’s Financial Assistance Program for every point New England scored during the regular season. After a successful season …

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November 23rd, 2016 by
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Months ago, when we were brainstorming potential ideas for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s ninth annual Gratitude Gala, a circus theme was floated. We immediately loved the idea, and the tie-ins seemed perfect. The bright lights, the excitement, the thrills – we were surprised at just how much our gala and circuses have in common.

There was one final feeling of apprehension before we fully committed to the theme, though – circuses are always billed as “The Greatest Show On Earth”. Could the ninth Gratitude Gala live up to the hype?

Today, we are thrilled to say that not only did Monday’s Gala …

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