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Joe Andruzzi Foundation 2014 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

Kathleen Giblin

THE STORY:

JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION wrote -

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation is committed to 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.

Dear Friends & Family

On April 21, 2014, I will be participating in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. I'll be doing so to honor those who were impacted by last year's horrific events  and to support an organization that has become near and dear to my heart, the Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF).  I did not know the Andruzzi family before the bombs went off last April.  After completing 25 miles of the marathon, I met Joe and Jen as we were trying to make our way out of the city.  Something small yet powerful is what I remember most about their family; a warm, comforting hug (to a stranger), in the middle of shear chaos, and a sense of purpose as we made our way to safety.  During a time of fear and uncertainty, I was comforted by both of them.  In the following days, I learned of Jen and Joe's heroic bravery at the finish line shortly after the bombs went off.  They assisted those who were wounded and consoled others who needed it, including me.  A courageous person is one who stands tall in times of adversity.  I learned this first hand on April 15, 2013.  I also learned that the Andruzzi's truly exemplify this.  Shortly after the marathon, my son James was tasked to write a paper on Heroes.  Fittingly enough, he chose Joe Andruzzi.

Sometimes I think everything happens for a reason, a few months later, Jen recognized me in my hometown and once again gave me a familiar warm hug.  I had a chance to thank her again for her help. Since then, I have continued to learn more about the Joe Andruzzi Foundation.  I was excited and proud to learn about the amazing things that this organization does to support those impacted by cancer.   They stand tall during times of adversity!!!!  I am now a part of the 2014 Joe Andruzzi Fund Marathon Team.  It is an amazing honor and I am so proud to be part of such a great team.  The JAF is committed to 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.   Cancer has touched close friends and family. I run for those who are fighting or have fought cancer and in memory of those who lost their battle with cancer.  I run for my love of running and to finish what I didn't get a chance to last year.  I would greatly appreciate any donations on my behalf.

$2,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kimberly Bandera

     

  • Eva Crowley

    $20

  • Devon & James Giblin

    $50

  • Nancy Buckman

    $50

  • Melissa Garcia O'Brien

    $25

  • Tim Giblin

    $50

  • Lisa Airhart

    $50

  • Marian Giblin

    $75

  • Maureen Callahan

    $50

  • Lynn and Mark G

     

  • Joyce Dunst

    $25

  • Marty Jo Henry

    $50

  • John Santilli

    $100

  • Tom Murphy

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $127

  • The Richmond's

    $50

  • Mary Kate Belliveau

    $30

  • Paul McKinnon

    $52

  • Scot & Dara Johnson

    $50

  • The Nordbeck Family

    $100

  • The Doyle Family

    $100

  • Chris & Sue Reynolds

    $100

  • Gordon & Doris Ennis

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Dansky's

    $100

  • Mike Duffy

    $50

  • Lauren Mensinger

    $20

  • Ned Cleary

    $100

  • The Tamul Family

    $50

  • The Steele Family

    $50

  • Ted Olivo

    $50

  • Dana, Rick & Max Sallee

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sedalia Leslie

    $20

  • Kate Marien

    $11

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160% Raised of$1,250 Goal

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The Team: $491,511 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$66,973

 

21% Raised of$325,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Peter Riddle

Amount Raised

$33,250

 

127% Raised of$26,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Repole

Amount Raised

$30,000

 

100% Raised of$30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jen Andruzzi

Amount Raised

$18,739

 

250% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephen Parker

Amount Raised

$15,836

 

158% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sean Brady

Amount Raised

$15,677

 

157% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Ross

Amount Raised

$13,978

 

140% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rich and Deana DeSilva

Amount Raised

$13,947

 

164% Raised of$8,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Kate Marien

Kate Marien

DONATION: $11

5 years ago

Sedalia Leslie

Sedalia Leslie

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Dana, Rick & Max Sallee

Dana, Rick & Max Sallee

DONATION: $100

Kathleen, we are so proud!!! We will be in Framingham cheering you on!! 5 years ago

Ted Olivo

Ted Olivo

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

The Steele Family

The Steele Family

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

The Tamul Family

The Tamul Family

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Ned Cleary

Ned Cleary

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Lauren Mensinger

Lauren Mensinger

DONATION: $20

In memory of Susan Clermont. 5 years ago

Mike Duffy

Mike Duffy

DONATION: $50

5 years ago