The Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF) is a registered 501(C)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing help, hope, and a reason to smile, for New England cancer patients and their families by contributing financial support when it is needed most.
Because patients and families must often devote all of their energy and resources towards battling the disease, the Foundation helps alleviate financial and emotional stress by providing grants to assist with rent/mortgage payments, utilities, and other household expenses. This relief allows the Foundation’s grant recipients to focus on their fight against cancer and not on the financial distress that comes with it.
(Up)Beat Cancer is our rally-cry, expressing what we stand for: fun, full of laughter and happiness. Upbeat. Inspired by Joe and Jen Andruzzi’s appreciation for the resounding positivity of individuals and families fighting cancer, JAF is committed to helping patients live joyfully. We truly believe that laughter can, at times, be the best medicine, and that patients benefit immensely from getting out of the hospital and taking their minds off their illness – because we know there is more to life than worrying about cancer.
Thank you for your support during this trying time in my life. The fight has been rough; however, organizations like JAF give us hope.
– Patient Recipient