August 2014

Greetings from the Joe Andruzzi Foundation!

Valerie Feature ImageSummer has been fun and (Up)Beat here at JAF. We want to offer a HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to run and support #TeamJAF in the 42nd New Balance Falmouth Road Race. It was an incredible day. We raised over $100,000 for the Foundation! JAF also celebrated the one-year anniversary of our partnership with Alex and Ani. Over 54,000 “Positive Is How I Live” bangles have been sold, and we are excited to watch our partnership grow. With the heat of summer behind us, the Foundation is excited to carry our (Up)Beat momentum into the fall! Keep an eye out for some exciting events and partnerships coming this fall, including our annual Gala on November 24. Enjoy the last few rays of summer sunshine, and don’t forget to wear sunblock!

All the best,
Jen and Joe Andruzzi


2014 FUNDRAISING TO DATE: $1,210,822

Alex & Ani Anniversary

alex-and-ani-newsletterColleen Sullivan, breast cancer survivor & (Up)Beat Outing recipient, wearing her Alex and Ani “Positive Is How I Live” bangle!


This month we celebrated the one-year anniversary of our partnership with Alex and Ani, who designed the Charity By Design “Positive Is How I Live” bangle for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation. The bangle reminds us to stay positive during life’s most difficult moments. To date, we have sold over 54,000 bangles, with 20 percent of the proceeds from each bracelet benefiting the Foundation! Thank you to everyone who tweeted or posted photos of their bracelets with the #PositiveIsHowILive hashtag. It has been uplifting to see the impact these bracelets have made in the lives of those affected by cancer.  Read more here.

Congrats #TeamJAF on a Successful Falmouth Road Race

FRR Team JAFAfter months of training and fundraising, #TeamJAF finished strong at the 42nd New Balance Falmouth Road Race, raising over $100,000 for the Foundation. 85 runners laced up their sneakers for JAF and had a blast running the gorgeous seven-mile course on the Cape. Congrats to our top finisher, Mark Lawler, as well as our top fundraiser, Taylor Joyce! We cannot thank the Kelley family enough for hosting our post-race party; everyone benefited from your hospitality. And last but not least, a HUGE shout out to our partners: Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, New Balance, DigitasLBi North America and Aegerion Pharmaceuticals. Thanks for the memories. We’ll see you on the Cape next year!  For all the details of this spectacular day, click here.

Macy’s Shop For A Cause

Macys ResizeThanks to everyone who participated in our first Macy’s “Shop for a Cause” Day on Saturday, August 23. We sold 38 shopping passes, raising $190 for the Foundation. We hope everyone enjoyed shopping for a great cause. Our shoppers reported great deals in the stores. So this was a realy win-win Next year we hope to have more passes available. Thank you for supporting our mission in such a fun way!  Wondering what you missed?–Click Here.

Good Shop Back-To-School Giveaway
Now thru September 1, 2014

goodshopSign up for GoodSearch and help JAF! Goodsearch is a search engine which donates half of its revenue to charities designated by its users. If you download the Goodsearch™/Goodshop toolbar here, you can start raising donations for JAF every time you search and shop at more than 5,000 stores! During back to school season, GoodShop is giving even more. If you shop through Goodshop from now through September 1, an extra $5 will be donated to the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, in addition to up to 20 percent of your purchase! You will also be entered to win a special $2,000, giveaway, so start your back to school shopping for a good cause! The JAF staff uses GoodSearch :}  For all the details on this special offer, click here.

Be Bold, Be Bald
October 17, 2014

BeBoldBeBald_SA for a cause_redBe Bold, Be Bald! is a national fundraising event held on the third Friday of October each year (October 17, 2014), and takes place wherever you are. Participants go bald by boldly wearing a bald cap (or very boldly shaving their head) to honor those who bravely fight cancer and raise money to help fight back. Please register now to support the Joe Andruzzi Foundation and begin your fundraising efforts. Who will you be bald for? #BeBoldBeBald.  Register today by following this link.

The Gratitude Gala
November 24, 2014

???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????SAVE THE DATE! The 2014 Joe Andruzzi Foundation Gala will take place at Gillette Stadium’s Putnam Club on November 24 from 6 to 10 p.m. Mark your calendars. We hope to see you as we celebrate seven years of providing help, hope and a reason to smile!

Chris Chick

patient-image-septChris Chick of Mansfield, husband, father of four, and lifelong Patriots fan, started experiencing blinding headaches in the summer of 2012. Soon after, he was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. On the way to treatment one day, Joe called Chris to give him Patriots tickets and ensure him he was not alone in his struggle with cancer. “Sometimes all you need is someone to look at you, and you know they get it; that is an enormous help where you’re dealing with cancer. You don’t fully understand until you lived it like Joe has, and I’m so grateful for the kindness and support of the Foundation.” JAF continues to provide hope and positivity to the Chick family. Chris was not expected more than two months, but two years later, Chris is still staying strong!  To read the full JAF blog on the Chick family, click here.

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