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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

Marsha Whitman

THE STORY:

I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the 2014 Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF) Boston Marathon Team and the opportunity to help through fundraising efforts.. JAF is an organization that provides help, hope, and a reason to smile for cancer patients and their families by contributing financial and emotional support when it is needed most.

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation is meaningful to me for many reasons.  Joe and Jen Andruzzi live in Mansfield and our children have been involved in activities together over the years.  They have proven to be wonderful members of our community and are known for giving back, particularly supporting those impacted by cancer.

Several years ago, my brothers nephew battled cancer and won. He is a big football fan so as his remission party neared, I reached out to the Andruzzi’s asking if Joe would be willing to make an appearance.  Without hesitation, arrangements were made for Joe and his oldest son to make a surprise appearance. As a 10 year old boy, their visit, along with Joe’s super bowl rings, created a memory that will last a lifetime.

The day of last years’ Boston Marathon is one I will never forget.  It started with uncontained excitement to be running the Marathon, the weather was perfect and the crowds were incredible.  I remember my happiness as I crossed the finish line to the cheers of my husband, children, family and close friends. I remember my tears of joy (literally) as I received my medal and headed to the family meeting area.  I remember meeting my family who had left the VIP bleachers just after I crossed the finish line, just 18 minutes before the first bombing.

As a supporter of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation already, my family and I had tickets to attend a JAF fundraiser at Forum on Boylston Street after completing the marathon.  Needless to say, we never made it to the event.  Several of our friends were already at the fundraiser at the time of the second bombing and witnessed the horror unfold in front of them.

As I write this today, I’m feeling very, very blessed that my family was safe, but the impact of the days events left me with a sense of determination to remain Boston Strong and support a meaningful cause.

Please help me reach my goal of raising $10,000 for JAF.  This is a huge goal for me, any and all support is greatly appreciated.  No amount is too small.

 

$9,931

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Julie and Patrick

    $100

  • The Wisnaskas Family

    $50

  • *The Horn Family*

    $100

  • The Andersons

    $100

  • Higgins Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Seth Pritikin

    $25

  • The MacPherson Family

    $100

  • Casella Holiday Donation

    $200

  • The O'Regan's

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Tracy & Frank Sloboda

    $100

  • The Catauro Family

    $100

  • Bob Doyle

    $100

  • The Kemps

    $250

  • Mark O'Brien

    $25

  • Stephanie Long

    $50

  • In memory of Neil Connolly BAC

    $10

  • The Greer Family

    $25

  • Theresa and Michael P. Nyhan

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • From Michaela, Hoffman, Casella

    $195

  • Joshua & Jennifer Casella

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Dad n Barbara

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Marses Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Becker Family

    $50

  • The Heavey's

    $100

  • Firehouse

    $115

  • Don & Alice Whitman

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $220

  • Colleen & John Kennedy

    $100

  • Squares Playoff Game #1

    $730

  • Willinger Family

    $100

  • Lisa Grandin

    $40

  • Playoff Squares

    $500

  • Gary Whitman

    $100

  • Linda DeWitt

    $10

  • The Deer Herd

    $100

  • Daniel Family

    $25

  • George and Marsha Kintz

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Jennifer Lewis-Hogan

    $50

  • Justin and Jane Nash

    $50

  • The Jepsen Family

    $25

  • Fran & Diana Garvin

    $50

  • Steve & Kim Whitman

    $100

  • Tony Rohan

    $20

  • J Rod

    $20

  • Chris & Heather Iacozza

    $50

  • Linda Olsen

    $100

  • Rob and Dani DeWitt

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sally

    $100

  • The McCabe Family

    $100

  • The Vigeant Family

    $50

  • Steve Dolley

    $50

  • Julie Castle

    $40

  • Kelsey Taylor

    $15

  • Helen Taylor

    $25

  • Brian and the Girls

     

  • The Lambert Family

     

  • Jim Cronin (go BAC)

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Carole Osterer

     

  • Duka, Linda, Kayla and Julia

    $50

  • Imelda Dundas

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Charlie Casella

    $30

  • Detch Family

    $50

  • Santos Family

    $100

  • The Shanteler Family

    $50

  • The Corning's

    $50

  • Janice and Mark Hickey

    $50

  • Marie

    $50

  • Val & Terri Pajer

    $75

  • The Barr family

    $50

  • Allan Amaral

    $100

  • Dianna Magnani & John McDonald

    $50

  • The Courtney Family

    $100

  • Sharon Broyles

    $40

  • Alicia Dunn

    $25

  • Neil Cronin

    $25

  • The Hobaica Family

    $100

  • Marsha Walker

    $50

  • 80's Party

    $636

  • Bobby Ford

    $50

  • The Dunn Family

    $30

  • WAMPS

    $50

  • Verizon Match Margaret Detch

    $50

  • Bank of America Match

    $100

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99% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Boston Marathon on Crowdrise John Hancock on Facebook John Hancock on Twitter

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

Bank of America Match

Bank of America Match

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Verizon Match Margaret Detch

Verizon Match Margaret Detch

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

WAMPS

WAMPS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

The Dunn Family

The Dunn Family

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Bobby Ford

Bobby Ford

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

80's Party

80's Party

DONATION: $636

4 years ago

Marsha Walker

Marsha Walker

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

The Hobaica Family

The Hobaica Family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Neil Cronin

Neil Cronin

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Alicia Dunn

Alicia Dunn

DONATION: $25

4 years ago