As Volunteer Lead for the Randi Friedman Wellness Fund (RFWF) at the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, Susan supports both programing and development efforts. RFWF is a privately funded resource ensuring patients and families have access to free meditation support services, yoga, Pilates, and stress management classes. It is the latest addition to JAF’s (Up)Opportunities Program.
Previously, Susan was the founder and Executive Director of Boston Cancer Support
(BCS), which provided free patient transportation to 21 hospitals all across Massachusetts, a cancer support resource website, free wellness services, and The Cancer Collaborative, a conference for healthcare professionals who support patients with cancer. Before founding BCS, Susan was a communications professional in higher education, including Brandeis University and Boston University.
Get to Know Susan
What drove you to join the Joe Andruzzi Foundation?
After years of successfully growing Boston Cancer Support (BCS) to become a robust central resource for cancer patients, I knew it was time to take it to the next level. BCS was a labor of love for me in honor of my dear friend Randi Friedman. I knew I had to find an organization who had the same mission, goals, but with more experience and staff to take it even further. Now, I am able to be a part of its new evolution and help contribute to its success.
What is your favorite thing about working for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation?
JAF operates like a family; they sincerely care about each other and the patients that they serve. They understand that “life happens” and we are all on this earth with the same goal -- to be healthy and happy.
What’s a “fun fact” about yourself that others may be surprised to learn?
I spent three years working as an art director and copywriter for Ogivly & Mather in Frankfurt, Germany and was there when the Berlin wall came down. I can also play the guitar and harmonica, so reach out if you would like to be serenaded.