May 2015

Springtime is Heating Up at the Joe Andruzzi Foundation…

1-finalJust weeks ago it seemed like spring would never arrive – but May has brought sunshine, and things are really starting to heat up at the Joe Andruzzi Foundation!

They say good things come to those that wait – and we certainly waited a LONG time for winter to leave us behind – and warmer weather has us looking ahead to two of our favorite outdoor activities: the Seventh Annual Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament in June, and Team JAF’s takeover at the New Balance Falmouth Road Race this August.

But that’s not all we were focusing on in May – read all about the month that was below!

All the best,

Jen and Joe Andruzzi


JAF BY THE NUMBERS:

ALL-TIME FUNDRAISING TO DATE: $7,142,660
2015 FUNDRAISING TO DATE: $428,745
ALL-TIME PATIENTS ASSISTED TO DATE: 3,440


Calling All Runners!

2-finalDid you get shut out of the Falmouth Road Race lottery? Still looking for a bib number?  Well, you’re in luck, because the Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s Team JAF runners will once again be taking strides against cancer at the 43rd New Balance Falmouth Road Race in Woods Hole on Sunday, August 16, 2015, and we’re looking to field our strongest team ever!

Do you want to run with Team JAF this year?  Visit our Falmouth Road Race event page and fill out our online application today!  To Learn more click here!


Hit the Links with JAF

3-finalThe annual Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament is right around the corner – do you think you can beat Joe out on the links? If so, reserve your spot today for an upbeat round at Pinehills Golf Club (named one of the “Top 10 You Can Play” by Golf Magazine!) on Monday, June 29. Since its inception, the event has raised over $1 million, which has allowed us to assist over 1,400 patients. The 2014 golf event alone raised more than $250,000, and with your help, proceeds from this year’s tournament will again go towards 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.

The entire event would not be possible without the continued support we receive from our Presenting Sponsor, East Commerce Solutions, Inc. Thank you for your incredible generosity and commitment to our mission!  Click here to go to the events page!


JAF Raises $35,000 at (Up)Beat Comedy Night

4-finalOn Thursday, May 7, Raffael’s in Walpole, MA opened its doors to Joe Andruzzi Foundation supporters for the second annual (Up)Beat Comedy Night fundraiser. The event featured a cast of New England’s best comics, and we’re thrilled to say that together we raised nearly $35,000 for the Foundation!

Those funds will make it possible for JAF to assist 50 new patients moving forward, and we couldn’t have done it without the help of some very special supporters: including presenting sponsor Bob’s Discount Furniture, Raffael’s and co-owner Joe Bartucca, and the hilarious comics who brought the house down – Lenny Clarke, Artie Januario, Christine Hurley, Paul Gilligan, Juston McKinney, Joe Yannetty, Johnny Pizzi, Graig Murphy and Tony V.

Big thanks to everyone who came out to support the event! If you couldn’t make it, check out the photos on our Facebook page (here).  Read more about Comedy Night by clicking here!


Slide into JAF ISlides this Summer

5-sizedPlease help us send a HUGE thank you to our friends at ISlide for choosing JAF as their ISlide4Good charity of the quarter! Visit bit.ly/JAFiSlides from now until the end of June to get your custom (Up)Beat Cancer ISlides.

All proceeds from UpBeat slides benefits JAF. In addition, $4 from each custom pair sold will be donated. Personalize the sides with your name, or in honor of your friend or family member who has, or is currently, fighting cancer!


Make an (Up)Beat Pledge This Spring!

Pledge Program2This Spring, please consider joining our (Up)Beat Pledge program, in which recurring monthly donations directly benefit cancer patients and their families. The need never ends, and that’s why ongoing support is so important. Available levels include Smile: up to $10 monthly; Grin: up to $25 monthly; Happiness: up to $35 monthly; Laugh: up to $50 monthly; and Crack Up: $50+ monthly.  Read more about it on our blog!


Seventh Annual Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament

11070511_10153146197449269_4313861037275193053_nTime is running out to reserve your spot at the Seventh Annual Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament – all to raise money for cancer patients and their families! The outing will once again be held at the beautiful Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass.

Available sponsorship levels include: single or foursome golf sponsors, driving range, putting green and tee/hole sponsors, as well as the ability to sponsor a patient recipient to play in the tournament. To purchase your sponsorship today, click here!  Read more about this event on our website!


43rd New Balance Falmouth Road Race

7-sizedThe Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s Team JAF runners will once again take strides against cancer at the 43rd New Balance Falmouth Road Race in Woods Hole. Team JAF will join more than 12,000 runners as we gather for the scenic 7-mile run in the heart of Cape Cod – all to raise funds in support of JAF’s mission of providing help, hope and a reason to smile for cancer patients and their families.

Visit our Falmouth Road Race event page and fill out our online application today!


Young JAF ambassadors paying it Forward

6-sizedJust last week, JAF had the pleasure of welcoming four incredible young ladies to our offices. The girls – Kaleigh, Elyssa, Sarah and Allison – were dropping off proceeds from their sales of handmade rainbow loom bracelets, all of which they wanted donated to Joe Andruzzi Foundation patient families in need.

It’s amazing to have ambassadors of any age supporting the Foundation, but we must admit: it was extra special to see the generosity of these astounding young women. It truly symbolizes everything #UpBeatCancer represents.

Please help us send a huge THANK YOU to Kaleigh, Elyssa, Sarah and Allison by leaving a comment on our Facebook post.  Click here!