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

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

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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