Springing Into Action!
After a wacky winter and some chilly spring days, it was nice to finally see the sun out for most of the weekend in New England.
The warm weather over Memorial Day Weekend reminded us that summer is right around the corner, and with it brings a jam-packed stretch of JAF events. It’s our favorite time of year for a reason!
But before we look ahead to June, check out what kept us busy during the month of May!
All the best,
Jen and Joe Andruzzi
JAF BY THE NUMBERS
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS DISTRIBUTED JANUARY 2016 – APRIL 2016: $342,835
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TOTAL REACH JANUARY 2016 – APRIL 2016: 1,312
(UP)BEAT OPPORTUNITIES JANUARY 2016 – MAY 2016: 12
JAF Partners with NRG LAB of Mansfield!
Exciting news! NRG LAB and the Joe Andruzzi Foundation are joining forces on a number of initiatives this spring, including the gym becoming the Official Fitness Club of the JAF Employee Wellness Program.
Additionally, local JAF patient recipients will receive a free 90-day NRG LAB membership. The fitness center has also become the proud partner of #TeamJAF athletes – offering membership opportunities and hosting quarterly JAF fundraisers for those raising money for the Foundation through events like the Boston Marathon and the New Balance Falmouth Road Race.
Click here to read more about our new partnership.
Down Goes Cancer!
Haymakers For Hope – a charity boxing event featuring first time amateurs – featured two JAF supporters raising money for our mission! On Thursday, May 19 at the House of Blues Boston, JAF supporters Andrew Gregory and Don McCarthy (a recent Team JAF Boston Marathon runner) stepped into the ring against opponents who were also raising money in support of area cancer-related charities.
Guess what? They both won – and raised more than $12,000 for our Foundation in the process.
Check out photos from the event by clicking this link.
Golf 100 Holes in Support of JAF Patients!
Who doesn’t love late spring/early summer in New England? There’s just something about the first few truly beautiful days of the year that makes us want to get our clubs out of the garage and head down to the golf course for a casual 18. Or 100. Yes, that’s right, 100 holes of golf. Do you have what it takes?
Golf Fights Cancer has generously selected our foundation as its 2016 Golf Marathon tournament beneficiary. Held Friday, June 17, on 36 holes at Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northborough, MA, the event aims to raise $250,000 through an incredible day of golf, fundraising and camaraderie – where groups of golfers of all skill levels will play 100 holes between 7AM and 4PM (don’t worry, it’s doable) to raise funds towards a cancer-related charity (that’s us!).
Click here to read all of the details on this awesome event.
Join Team JAF’s Runner’s World Classic Team!
From July 15-17, the Joe Andruzzi Foundation will be fielding a group of Team JAF runners & walkers to participate in, and build awareness through, the inaugural Runner’s World Classic, held in North Andover, MA!
The three-day event will host races and walks for participants and families of all levels – including an exciting kid’s fun run, a 5K, a 10K, and half marathon. The race courses will feature a start and finish through the beautiful campus of Merrimack College, featuring undulating paths through historic downtown Andover, past the famous grounds of Andover Phillips Academy and through a tree-lined, shaded residential community.
There is no fundraising necessary – Team JAF will be raising awareness at the event, and we are looking for supporters to join our team at as many, or as few, of the races as you’d like.
Register today online and be sure to select Team JAF as your charity team – 50% of the registration fee will go towards our mission!
Shut Out Of The Falmouth Road Race Lottery? Run For JAF!
Got shut out of the Falmouth Road Race lottery? Still looking for a bib/entry? Good news – we have a few spots left!
Apply today to run for #TeamJAF at this year’s race and help the Joe Andruzzi Foundation raise crucial funds that will allow us to provide financial assistance to cancer patients and families, empowering them to focus on recovery – not bills: http://bit.ly/jafrunsfrr16.
Runners who need a guaranteed entry through the Foundation are required to fundraise a minimum of $1,250, and runners who have their own entry but wish to join the team are required to fundraise a minimum of $500 — all of which directly supports Joe Andruzzi Foundation patient-families.
See Lady Antebellum While Supporting JAF!
Eighth Annual Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament
The Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s will return in 2016 to the beautiful Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, MA on Monday, June 27th for our 8th annual Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament, presented by East Commerce Solutions, Inc.
To guarantee your spot in this year’s event, please register today at http://bit.ly/golfwithjaf16.
Imagine yourself as a 33-year-old single mother to be – on the cusp of bringing your first child into the world. Imagine – or, recall – the nervousness and uncertainty. The excitement and anticipation.Place yourself in that space – and then imagine your world being turned upside-down, shaken like a snow globe.
That’s the reality Lindsay Albert has lived through, emerging on the other side with a healthy baby and a positive outlook – but things didn’t always look so hopeful.
Read about Lindsay’s inspiring journey in our latest JAF Patient Profile.