BENEFITING: JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION
EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014
EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014
I need your help!
In April of 2014 I'll be running the Boston Marathon (again!). Last year I ran to get in shape and to support a cause JM and I deeply believe in - JAF. This year we have additional motivation - to do our small part to show the world that we are "Boston Strong" and that we are stronger than ever!
In early 2007 Joe Andruzzi was on top of the world. Beautiful wife and family, 3 Super Bowl Championships with the New England Patriots and he had just completed his 10th year in the NFL. All of that changed on May 30, 2007. Joe was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Burkitt's lymphoma. Joe spent over 50 days in the hospital and had an aggressive form of chemotherapy treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital. After chemotherapy Joe spent a year at home in recovery and has been in remission since.
Today, Joe and his wife Jen run the Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF), a non-profit organization tackling cancer by providing financial assistance for patients and their families as well as funding for pediatric brain cancer research.
Jeanne-Marie and I got introduced to Jen and Joe a number of years ago and have been friendly with them ever since. I’m proud to support Joe and Jen and will be running the 2014 Boston Marathon to benefit the JAF.
If you can, and you'd like to, please donate – no matter how little. Your donation will make a difference!
For more information on The Joe Andruzzi Foundation please visit their website: http://joeandruzzifoundation.org/
Also visit them on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/joeandruzzifoundation