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Team JAF Boston 2017

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BENEFITING: JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Valerie Chirichiello

THE STORY:

“You have cancer….”

These 3 words instantly change the course of lives, shatter dreams, darken bright futures and literally bring people to their knees.

In 2016, over 1.6 million people heard these words. I personally know 2 of them.  How many do you know?

Along with a devastating cancer diagnosis comes the financial uncertainty of how families will be able to sustain their lifestyles, remain in their homes, pay their bills and still see a future ahead of them all the while paying for treatments, medications and overwhelming out-of-pocket expenses.  Bankruptcy rates among cancer patients is 2X the national average.

Throughout its 9 year history, the Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF)  has been providing financial and emotional support to cancer patients and their families when it is needed most; when the bills are 3 months late, the car need repairs and the eviction notice is on the door.

Last year, through your generous support of my fundraising efforts as member of TEAM JAF's 2016 Boston Marathon team, TOGETHER we raised $4,800 and helped 6 patients and their families breathe a little easier while battling cancer. 

This year, I am honored to have been selected to represent TEAM JAF in the 2017 Boston Marathon. I have committed to raising $7500 to support the Foundation in a mission I have the privilege to practice everyday as Programs Manager at JAF. Yes, is it a scary number, but so is not being able to pay your rent, get to treatment or simply keep the lights on.

I am excited to not only retrace my steps from Hopkinton to Boston one more time (hopefully under 6 hours!)but proudly and humbly represent the countless families who's lives are forever changed by those 3 words.. "You have cancer.."

I thank you in advance for your consideration of donating your  and leave you with the words from a patient who's live together we helped.

        .."THANK YOU SO MUCH!  These words don't seem powerful enough, but when

             you don't have a dollar, ten seems like a million away.  Like many, we were not

              prepared for this.... You were there - you threw us a small life jacket.

            We are staying afloat."  ~ Mike, Vermont

 

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To This Fundraiser

$8,802

MONEY RAISED
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  • Zippy's City Sistah

    $25

  • Sandy Clinton

    $250

  • James Duchak

    $100

  • Karen & Dennis O'Brien

    $25

  • Eric Kessler

    $50

  • Stacey Howard

    $25

  • David Roche

    $25

  • Cindy Patriarca

    $30

  • Lyn Andersen

    $100

  • Rachel Romeo

    $20

  • Steve and Cyndi Hughes

    $500

  • Maddy Caron

    $10

  • Tim Kelly

    $250

  • Clayman Family

    $50

  • Anne and Chuck Furey

    $100

  • Texas Holdem Tournament

    $1,860

  • Eric Gallanty

    $50

  • Michael Bartucca

    $130

  • Matthew Chirichiello

    $100

  • Dawn and Mike DeLuca

    $100

  • The Andruzzi Family

    $126.20

  • Joe Bartucca

    $100

  • Maria Ingala

    $50

  • Kim Chandler

    $75

  • Happy V-day Val <3

    $14

  • City SIstah

    $14

  • Shannon Mowles

    $14

  • Gillian O'Brien

    $25

  • Sandy Clinton

    $14

  • John & Marcia Chirichiello

    $50

  • Bill Donovan

    $25

  • Joe Destefano

    $500

  • Peter Riddle

    $50

  • The Arnold Famiy

    $100

  • Patrick McMahon

    $20

  • Tony Chin

    $20

  • Eddie O'Brien

    $25

  • Peter Riddle

    $100

  • Brenda Reynolds

    $475

  • Sandy & Jim Clinton (Fundraiser)

    $50

  • Stephanie & Bob Craig (Fundraiser)

    $50

  • Amy & Val's Fundraiser

    $1,313

  • Jon & Laura Dunn--Fundraiser

    $50

  • Matt & Erin Chatham--Fundraiser

    $100

  • Joe & Jen Andruzzi--Fundraiser

    $90

  • Allyssa & James Crawford--Fundraiser

    $200

  • Christine Muzzio-Saba--Fundraiser

    $25

  • Frances Henderson

    $25

  • John Christian

    $25

  • Darlene Guenette

     

  • Carol Donnelly

    $50

  • Stacey Green

    $25

  • Em & El

    $25

  • Tanya Neff

    $30

  • Textron MG-Andersen

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jen Andruzzi

     

  • Carol and Bob Irvine

    $250

  • Amy and Michael Garofalo

    $50

  • Nancy

    $50

  • Stephanie Craig

    $52.40

  • Eileen Ivens

    $50

  • Kathi Horsman

    $25

  • Paul Joseph's Image Group (Paul Syers)

    $100

  • George & Judith Caras

    $50

  • Todd & Judy Brennan

    $120

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117% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $251,712 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Frank Seyboth

Amount Raised

$50,562

Fundraiser Title

Jen Andruzzi

Amount Raised

$43,572

 

87% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lorraine and Brenda Reynolds

Amount Raised

$27,035

Fundraiser Title

Mike Nelson

Amount Raised

$15,305

 

191% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lindsy Connolly

Amount Raised

$11,156

 

149% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katie Adelstein

Amount Raised

$10,753

 

108% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jase Simmons

Amount Raised

$10,511

 

105% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Ponte

Amount Raised

$10,328

 

103% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Todd & Judy Brennan

Todd & Judy Brennan

DONATION: $120

2 months ago

Paul Joseph's Image Group (Paul Syers)

Paul Joseph's Image Group (Paul Syers)

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

George & Judith Caras

George & Judith Caras

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Kathi Horsman

Kathi Horsman

DONATION: $25

In memory of my dad. 2 months ago

Eileen Ivens

Eileen Ivens

DONATION: $50

You are my hero! 2 months ago

Stephanie Craig

Stephanie Craig

DONATION: $52.40

In Memory of my Mom: GO VAL! 2 months ago

Nancy

Nancy

DONATION: $50

Have a great run! 2 months ago

Amy and Michael Garofalo

Amy and Michael Garofalo

DONATION: $50

Go Val! You got this! xoxo 2 months ago

Carol and Bob Irvine

Carol and Bob Irvine

DONATION: $250

3 months ago

Jen Andruzzi

Jen Andruzzi

3 months ago