October 17th, 2017 by

For many, 40 is a significant birthday, symbolically marking a transition into a new phase of life. But for Lisa Ober, that milestone came with a new challenge: cancer.

The New Hampshire mom and Joe Andruzzi Foundation grant recipient remembers how she and her twin sister Holly, who lives in Tennessee, signed up for mammograms to mark their big day.

Holly’s results were uneventful. Lisa’s showed breast cancer.

“Really, you hear the word cancer, and that’s it,” she said, of receiving her diagnosis. “I was devastated. My husband was there and he just put his hand on my leg and listened.”

“All …

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September 7th, 2017 by

Are. You. Ready. For. Some. Football?

We certainly are!

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation is once again teaming-up with premier retirement services provider Empower Retirement for year two of our “Goal Line Giving” partnership – where Empower has pledged to donate $100 to JAF’s Financial Assistance Program for each point New England scores on the football field throughout the upcoming NFL regular season.

As you may already know, the Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s Financial Assistance Program provides one-time grants to New England cancer patients and their families in active treatment, allowing them to focus on what is most important: getting better. Specifically, the program is designed to assist patients …

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August 25th, 2017 by

Joe donned the number “63” as a three-time Super Bowl winning member of the New England Patriots – so when we realized the Joe Andruzzi Foundation had 63 “Team JAF” runners on its 2017 Falmouth Road Race squad, it became obvious that something special was in the air.

Months of training and fundraising culminated in Woods Hole on Sunday, August 20, 2017, when Team JAF runners completed the 7-mile, scenic Cape Cod race – raising, to date, more than $100,000 for JAF along the way. Despite humid temperatures reaching close to 80 degrees by start time, our runners ran with …

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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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