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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October 7th, 2016 by

 Though the weather has been especially nice lately, there is no denying that summer is long gone. (Okay, we may have been in denial on that one) Not to worry, though! Fall 2016 brings plenty to be excited for, especially our favorite event of the year – JAF’s annual Gratitude Gala!

Now in its NINTH YEAR (can you believe it?), this year’s event returns to Gillette Stadium’s Putnam Club with a new twist: a circus-themed celebration!

So, dress snazzy like a ringmaster, have cocktails with the monkeys, dine under the big top, and bid like a clown. You are off to a …

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September 26th, 2016 by

Thanks to our incredible partnership with ALEX AND ANI | CHARITY BY DESIGN, patients, family members, supporters and friends of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation from around the globe have been wearing “Positive Is How I Live” bangles on their arms as a reminder of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s (Up)Beat philosophy and as a source of inspiration every day.

As you may know, twenty-percent of the proceeds from every bangle directly supports JAF’s mission of providing help, hope, and a reason to smile for cancer patients and their families by contributing financial and emotional support when it is needed most.

Needless to say, ALEX AND ANI has been a …

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September 22nd, 2016 by
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Two-hundred Joe Andruzzi Foundation supporters walk into Raffael’s Walpole…

While that may sound like the set-up to a joke, it accurately sets the scene for last Wednesday’s Third Annual (Up)Beat Comedy Night fundraiser, presented by Bob’s Discount Furniture! We’re thrilled to announce that the evening, headlined by funnyman Lenny Clarke, raised $30,000 in support of JAF’s mission!

As many of you know, our Foundation is dedicated to providing assistance to cancer patients in need to help with household bills and utility payments – but aside from the financial help, we also aim to spread our (Up)Beat Cancer mission.

When Joe was sick, almost a …

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September 7th, 2016 by
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While Denver and Carolina will technically get the 2016 NFL season underway this Thursday night, the entire Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF) has its eyes set on Sunday night’s primetime matchup between New England and Arizona. Yes, I won three Super Bowls with New England, and yes, I’m always rooting for the Pats – but this season, the Andruzzis’ have even more reason to cheer for the hometown team.

Today, I’m excited to announce the Joe Andruzzi Foundation is teaming-up with premier retirement services provider Empower Retirement for our new “Goal Line Giving” partnership – where Empower has pledged to donate $100 …

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