The Results Are In!

Wowza! 2009 is moving right along and we are so excited to bring news of the first “New England Celebrities Tackle Cancer” event. The final tally raised at this fantastic event was an amazing (drumroll please!) $182,922.10!

I have struggled to find the right words to thank you for all of your support. Your support took so many forms – purchasing tickets to the event, donations, kind letters, bids on the dazzling auction items, and most of all believing in our foundation.

I have nothing but love and thanks for the dozens and dozens of volunteers, virtually the whole starting lineup of the New England Patriots and our amazing emcees Dale Arnold and Marjorie Clapprood.

The night would not have been possible without our generous sponsors:

Millennium Pharmaceutical
Stop & Shop
Burgess Steel
Jay and Christy Cashman
Lighthouse
Barrows Insurance
City Lights Electrical Co., Inc.
EMC²
Encore Technical Services, Inc.
F & S Power LLC
Goddard School
Jack and Sara McConnell
Norfolk Power Equipment
Parkside Rotisserie & Bar and Hillside Auto Body
UBS Lelas and Madigan
Verizon Wireless

I would like to share my story from the event on December 1, 2008.

My heart was filled with joy that night; seeing all of the support in the crowd and feeling the support and love of the people that were not able to attend, but were there with us in spirit.

As I stood on the stage and looked into the eyes of the crowd I feel like I saw what the future holds; the promise to fight for a cure for all cancers, to fight for the best care for patients, and to continue the fight for others in their battles against cancer.

I hold so many pictures of the event in my heart; people who have beaten cancer, people that are fighting cancer and too many beloved ones sadly lost to cancer. I pledge to do my best to fight for the people in those pictures and all of the loved ones in your pictures and hearts.

We can do this together. We will do this together.

I thank you for your dedication and support in helping the Joe Andruzzi Foundation LEAD THE FIGHT TO TACKLE CANCER! Now let’s kick cancer’s butt!

With thanks,
Jen Andruzzi