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Joe Andruzzi Foundation Half Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2016 United Airlines NYC Half

EVENT DATE: Mar 20, 2015

Bill Donovan

THE STORY:

A Half For Hudson - Update

Training and fundraising have both been going well.  The race is March 20 starting in Central Park and finishing near Wall St joined by 20,000 runners.  It will be televised on WABC - 7 in New York and on ESPN3 for the rest of the country.  I will post my bib number so people can sign up to follow me if they choose.   With a relatively mild winter, I was able to get my outdoor long runs on Saturdays in Boston with Charity Teams, an amazing group of runners and now friends representing 26 charitys.  With one week to go before the United Airlines NYC Half and long runs of 16 and 17 miles, I will taper this week and go into the race with "fresh" legs.  We have a team of 25 runners representing Team JAF and I am honored to be running for Hudson.      

I am very pleased with our fundraising to date but just like my plan for the race I would like to finish strong.  I have been getting the word out through emails, social media, two radio appearences, a blog story on the Joe Andruzzi Foundation website and front page articles in the Middletown Press and Needham Times.   Here are the links to learn more information  and please feel free to share this with others:

http://joeandruzzifoundation.org/blog/ 

http://www.middletownpress.com/general-news/20160310/middletown-man-running-nyc-half-marathon-to-benefit-tough-like-my-dad-fund

http://needham.wickedlocal.com/article/20160311/NEWS/160319528/0/SEARCH 

Hudson Solder the grandson of my high school classmates and lontime friends Chuck and Chris Allen and the son of my friends Lexi and Nate Solder was diagnosed with Wilms' tumors on both kidneys in October 2015 at the age of 3 months.   Nate, a lineman with the New England Patriots and  a testicular cancer survivor, and Lexi  have asked that those wishing to support Hudson’s battle make a donation towards the Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s (JAF) Hudson Solder-Tough Like My Dad Fund.

Proceeds of the Fund will benefit JAF’s mission of providing financial assistance to cancer patients and their families – allowing them to focus on recovery, not mounting rent/mortgage, utility or other household bills.  Lexi and Nate have been blessed with many advantages.  But Nate’s battle with cancer last year, and Joe Andruzzi’s battle with cancer while he was in the NFL, reminded  them that not every family experiencing cancer has the same advantages and support network. 

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation has two signature mottos:  One is UpBeat Cancer which means to maintain a positive attitude while battling cancer.  I promise that I will keep the fundraising efforts “upbeat” and fun by offering challenges through the fundraising page.   The other motto is Always Run To.  Always Run For.  Never Run From.  The famous picture of Joe Andruzzi on Boylston St carrying a woman to safety during the Boston Marathon bombing speaks volumes.  

If you can make a donation, great!  If you can’t make a donation, offer a prayer for Hudson and a word of encouragement for Lexi and Nate, Chuck, Chris and Travis.  Show them that they are in constantly in our thoughts.   Please pass this along to friends of the Solders and Allens, Patriots fans, runners and anyone who might be interested.  The fundraising site will be open until mid-April.

Thank you  -  Bill  Donovan        

$6,849

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bill Donovan

    $50

  • Seth Baerson

    $25

  • Bill and Terry Donovan

    $250

  • a friend of Chris Pooley

    $50

  • Elizabeth MacDonald

    $100

  • Diane Meltzer

     

  • Brad & Loren Nutter

    $500

  • Barb & Steve Lynch

    $150

  • Chris Pooley

    $150

  • The Pooley Family

    $250

  • Betty Lou Donovan and Lisa Donovan

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Celeste Vezina and John Horn

     

  • Wayne & Julie Elpus

    $500

  • Donna and Ed Sweeney

    $50

  • Joe & Kathy

     

  • Matt Hamel

    $100

  • Pat Arey

    $20

  • Matt Porro

    $50

  • Christine Ouellette

     

  • Joanne Lynch

    $100

  • Steven & Debbie Mac Ewen

    $150

  • Super Bowl Squares

    $880

  • Lee Temby

    $125

  • Chris Pooley

    $125

  • Fidelity Charitable Matching Gift

    $250

  • Jim & Sheila Kimball

     

  • Ryan & Valerie Vanderweit

    $50

  • Bill Donovan

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Julie Cashman

    $13.10

  • Mark Zurlo

    $26.20

  • Amy and Michael Garofalo

    $50

  • Ginny Vasil-Dorn

    $150

  • Tom Patterson

    $200

  • Anne and Chuck Furey

    $50

  • Fran Crisafulli

    $50

  • Meg McCarthy

     

  • Kim Chandler

    $20

  • Johnny Good

    $25

  • Bill and Lynn McCann

    $200

  • David Martin

    $100

  • Ashley Pooley, Kevin & Violette Ames

    $100

  • Jennifer Fromm

    $50

  • Ben Caron

    $100

  • The Gerber Family

    $50

  • The Solder Family

    $252

  • Brooke Kelly

    $13.10

  • Ann Brady

    $50

  • Virtus Matching Gift via Fidelity Charitable

    $250

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114% Raised of $6,000 Goal

The Team: $31,591 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Mark England

Amount Raised

$7,075

 

177% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bill Donovan

Amount Raised

$6,849

 

114% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

The Rafferty Boys

Amount Raised

$4,810

 

107% Raised of $4,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Seth Baerson

Amount Raised

$3,500

 

88% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brenda Reynolds

Amount Raised

$2,468

 

123% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gillian O'Brien

Amount Raised

$2,070

Fundraiser Title

sara Toth

Amount Raised

$1,630

 

109% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Valerie Chirichiello

Amount Raised

$1,504

Donor Comments

Virtus Matching Gift via Fidelity Charitable

Virtus Matching Gift via Fidelity Charitable

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Ann Brady

Ann Brady

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Brooke Kelly

Brooke Kelly

DONATION: $13.10

Great job today and great story and reason to run!!!! ð 3 years ago

The Solder Family

The Solder Family

DONATION: $252

Hudson is so proud of you!! THANK YOU!! 3 years ago

The Gerber Family

The Gerber Family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Ben Caron

Ben Caron

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jennifer Fromm

Jennifer Fromm

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Ashley Pooley, Kevin & Violette Ames

Ashley Pooley, Kevin & Violette Ames

DONATION: $100

In Honor of Hudson Solder 3 years ago

David Martin

David Martin

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Bill and Lynn McCann

Bill and Lynn McCann

DONATION: $200

3 years ago