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April 20th, 2017 by

For 20 Team JAF runners, months of intense training and fundraising all came down to an unseasonably warm Patriot’s Day in Boston.The team members – mostly made up of runners receiving John Hancock Non-Profit Program Boston Marathon bibs – each dedicated their winter and early-spring towards a singular goal: to raise crucial funds in support of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s mission of providing help, hope, and a reason to smile for cancer patients and their families when they need it most.Simply put: mission accomplished!The entire Boston Marathon weekend was such an amazing experience for our Foundation – starting on Friday …

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August 12th, 2016 by

“Look back on everything that has happened, it’s pretty incredible how we ended up here.”

Mike Garofalo – a Connecticut-based sales engineer, devoted husband, and father to two boys – knows just how quickly life can make a 180-degree turn.

In the Spring of 2011, his wife, Amy – a vibrant and active mom – was diagnosed at the young age of 45 with Multiple Myeloma, an incurable blood cancer.

“It was just such a huge shock to our family,” Mike recently told the Joe Andruzzi Foundation. “No warning at all – she was very healthy, normal woman. The next few months were …

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