July 25th, 2017 by

Thanks to our amazing friends and supporters at Boston Harbor Cruises, Joe Andruzzi Foundation patient recipients and their families got to enjoy a beautiful day out on Boston Harbor last Thursday for the eighth annual Joe Andruzzi Foundation Codzilla Thrill Ride (Up)Beat Opportunity!

Though we say it each summer, it’s certainly worth repeating: the annual Codzilla outing is one of our favorite days of the entire year. Seeing the ear-to-ear grins on the faces of our patient families. Watching kid’s close their fists to show off Joe’s Super Bowl rings. Soaking in the happiness that comes from young families enjoying a cold ice cream …

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June 28th, 2017 by

This past Monday – June 26, 2017 – hundreds of Joe Andruzzi Foundation supporters gathered at the immaculate Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass. for the Ninth Annual Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament with a few goals in mind: to have fun, to “go-low” as they say in the golfing world, and – most importantly – raise crucial funds in support of New England cancer patients.

Looking back on those goals, we’d say the event was a hole-in-one – and when it was all said and done more than $300,000 had been raised in support of JAF patients and …

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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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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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