January 18, 2017
BENEFITING: JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Mar 19, 2017
I am so excited to say that I will be running the NYC Half Marathon for The Joe Andruzzi Foundation! Last year I had such an amazing experience running this race as part of their awareness campaign. As I entered the lottery for this year's run I secretly hoped I wouldn't get in so I could support this foundation in a bigger way.
I am surrounded by many wonderful nonprofits, including the one I work for, but let me tell you The Joe Andruzzi Foundation stands out in a big way.
The Joe Andruzzi Foundation contributes financial and emotional support for cancer patients and their families when it is needed most.
I remember a few years ago when I first learned about JAF. What I learned that day has stuck with me, " they keep on the lights for those people battle cancer." I am sure cancer had affected everyone's life in some way. Please consider supporting this wonderful organization and those people who are going through the unthinkable right now.
What I love about this foundation is not only the work they do but how they do it. Their (UP)BEAT attitude is a game changer.
HERE ARE SOME OF OUR BELIEFS:
We believe in electric guitar, not sad piano.
We believe in silly snapshots, not moody black and whites.
We believe in deep laughs, not long faces.
We believe in exciting futures, not uncertain presents.
We believe in carefree jokes, not heavy hearts.
We believe in cutting loose, not reining in.
We believe in what can be, not what can’t.
Because we know there's life beyond cancer.
“The Andruzzi Foundation has been supportive of me… giving me financial health and some breathing room,” he says. “It was like carrying a boulder on my shoulders and they got a crane for me.”- Calvin Wright
“It came down to losing our house or my truck, so I sold my Dodge back to the dealership,” Matthew remembers.
That’s when a social worker recommended looking into financial assistance grants, and after some research, the couple found the Joe Andruzzi Foundation. Shortly after applying, JAF provided Matthew and his family with financial relief, helping to assist with their monthly mortgage, electric, and heat payments." -Matthew Ducharme
“I can’t tell you the burden that was lifted off my shoulders. JAF taught me I could reach out and trust other people,”-Michael Walsh