April 2017

Down the Stretch They Come!

11-sizedWhat an amazing time of year in New England! Just about all the snowbanks have melted, lush green colors are blossoming everywhere, and picture-perfect Patriots’ Day weather set the stage for an incredible Marathon Monday. What else could you ask for?

Spring has indeed arrived, and with it comes a bevy of upcoming Foundation events and initiatives that will carry us into the summer and beyond – but before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s take a look back on the month that was and the happenings that made April 2017 so special at the Joe Andruzzi Foundation!

All the best,
Jen and Joe Andruzzi


2017 TEAM JAF BOSTON MARATHON RUNNER FUNDRAISING: $245,000
PATIENTS TO BE ASSISTED (THANKS TO TEAM JAF): 350

Team JAF Shines on Marathon Monday

2-sizedor 20 Team JAF runners, months of intense training and fundraising all came down to an unseasonably warm Marathon Monday in Boston – and, of course, they were ready for the challenge.

It goes without saying, but on behalf of the entire Foundation, we want to send a special thank you to our 2017 runners: Katie Adelstein, Jen Andruzzi, Valerie Chirichiello, Lindsy Connolly, Joe Dimuccio, Melissa Frontino, Mike Garofalo, David Lennox, Brian Lively, Michael Nelson, Amelia Patsalos-Fox, Amy Pepe, Jerika Phelps, Joel Phelps, John Ponte, Brenda Reynolds, Lorraine Reynolds, David Santoro, Frank Seyboth and Jase Simmons. Please know how important you are to our foundation – we couldn’t be happier to have you in our corner.

We also want to thank all of JAF’s generous supporters who helped us exceed our 2017 Boston Marathon campaign goals: all of the individual donors who contributed to our runner's campaigns, the John Hancock Non-Profit Program, Susan Hurley of CharityTeams, New Balance, the Boston Athletic Association, UNO Pizzeria & Grill, Patients at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and New England Acura Dealers / Acura of Peabody.

If you were not able to make it out to the Marathon course last week, check out our Facebook photo album and be sure to read our Marathon Monday recap blog!


Still Time to Support Team JAF

3-sizedThough our runners have crossed the Boston Marathon finish line, the race is not quite over yet! (No, additional running is not required…sorry to scare you like that, Team JAF)

Donations to the Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s 2017 Boston Marathon campaign and its individual runners are being accepted through May 31, 2017. If you would still like to contribute to the cause, please visit: http://bit.ly/TeamJAFBOS17.

What do you think...can we make it to $262,000?


Reserve Your Spot Today for JAF’s 9th Annual Golf Tournament

4-sizedOn Monday, June 26, 2017, the Joe Andruzzi Foundation will take over the always beautiful Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass. for the 9th Annual Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament, presented by East Commerce Solutions, Inc.

Spots are filling up quickly, so act now! To reserve your foursome, become a sponsor, or to donate a spot for a JAF patient to play, visit: http://bit.ly/jafgolf17.


Apply to Run the 2017 New Balance Falmouth Road Race with Team JAF

5-sizedOn Sunday, August 20, 2017, the Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s Team JAF runners will once again take strides against cancer at the 45th New Balance Falmouth Road Race in Woods Hole – and we want YOU to come along for the journey!

JAF is seeking 50 individuals of all ages and abilities to run and fundraise for Team JAF through one of the most enjoyable road races in the world. We are also looking for runners who are already in possession of a Falmouth bib and wish to fundraise as part of Team JAF.

Our team had a blast running the historic course in 2016, raising more than $100,000 for the Foundation – and we’re looking to go even higher this year! What do you say?

To apply to run with Team JAF at the Falmouth Road Race this August, complete our online application today!


Give the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift This Year

6-sizedREMINDER: Mother’s Day is just over two weeks away.

This year, give the special mom in your life the gift that pays-it-forward: ALEX AND ANI’s ‘Live A Happy Life’ charm bangle.

In addition to enjoying the bracelet itself, mom will also love knowing that ALEX AND ANI contributes 20% of the purchase price from each charm sold to the Joe Andruzzi Foundation to provide help, hope, and a reason to smile for cancer patients and their families by contributing financial and emotional support when it is needed most.

Click here to purchase today!


#TeamJAF Spotlight

7-sizedThe entire Boston Marathon weekend was such an amazing experience for our Foundation – starting on Friday night at CharityTeam’s Boston TEAm Party and continuing all the way to Monday afternoon when our runners crossed the finish line.

Sandwiched in between everything was the B.A.A. 5K, held Saturday morning of race weekend on the Boston Common. Our Foundation had an amazing group of supporters and Team JAF alumni on hand this year sporting our gear to help raise awareness. We were blown away by the turnout and we can’t wait to do it again next year.

A very special thank you also goes out to Dena Carlone and Adriana Kosmo, two JAF supporters who generously decided to fundraise for our foundation through the 5K!