BENEFITING: JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
This will be my 28th straight year running the Boston Marathon. This will be my 23th year raising money for a charity while running. I feel really blessed to have been able to run Boston for so many years and continue to maintain my qualifying standards.
I started raising money when I was asked to run for the Dana-Farber back in 1991 before the BAA allowed charities to get numbers. It seemed like the right thing to do at the time, but it really hit home when my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997. She fought hard, but lost her battle two years later. That only increased my resolve to continue to run for as many years as I was able to complete the marathon. Only five short years later we were back at the hospital watching my father-in law succumb to lung cancer.
I will continue to run and fundraise as long as my body will carry me across that finish line. If the research being done and the support being provided by this foundation help to make fighting cancer less stressful for families, then it’s doing the right thing.
Please support my run with whatever you can. Thanks