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Team Joe Andruzzi Foundation Boston Marathon 2013

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BENEFITING: JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Catherine Beer

THE STORY:

Eighteen's Enough

My name is Catherine Beer and I am a senior at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts. I have been playing soccer intensely since I was ten years old, which really got me interested in running and working out. This spring, I am going to be running the marathon for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation.

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s focus on a positive commitment to beating cancer parallels my interest in a future life embodied by leadership in service to others. Working with the Joe Andruzzi foundation will aid me in reaching my goal of service to others by providing the means to gain knowledge. The Joe Andruzzi Foundation concentrates on helping those affected by cancer. Joe Andruzzi played offensive guard in the National Football League for a number of years for the Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots and the Cleveland Browns. During his career, he helped launch the C. J. Buckley Brain Cancer Research Fund at Children’s Hospital in response to the death of C. J. Buckley, who was lost to an inoperable brain tumor. Joe had a dire determination to help those in need, especially those affected by cancer. Later in his career, Joe was personally affected by a disheartening cancer; he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Burkitt’s lymphoma, which was predicted to double in size within twenty-four hours. Undertaking the most aggressive chemotherapy treatment over three months, he, with undying strength and courage, fought this nasty disease. Together, Joe and his wife, Jen, run the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, which aims at tackling cancer’s impact by providing financial and emotional assistance for patients and their families as well as funding pediatric brain cancer research. They aim to serve as many patients as possible. The Joe Andruzzi Foundation holds a number of events and campaigns that raise awareness about cancer and their organization, and that raise money for their purpose of helping as many patients as possible. Joe and Jen Andruzzi work tirelessly to plan campaigns, raise money and aid patients in their fight against the daunting disease of Cancer.

The next large event coming up for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation is the Marathon on April 15, 2013. I plan to raise at least $5000 for this foundation and ultimately run the Boston Marathon. I am looking forward to helping an organization I have a deep passion and interest for through participating in an activity that I simply can not get enough of: running. Also, this spring I plan on working on a project with Jen Andruzzi and her team on a daily basis in order to help out and learn how to develop an intellectually stimulating and moving campaign. My goal is to serve others and to learn as much as possible. I will be able to shadow professionals, partake in the intricate planning that goes on for major events and develop my own knowledge in a number of different areas. I will be able to serve others by helping raise money and by planning major events that the organization is going to hold; furthermore, my goal is to learn the intricate steps in planning such elaborate and successful campaigns. Specifically, I will learn how to market a campaign. By shadowing learned professionals and offering up my young mind and skills to this organization, I will partake in a building experience that will ultimately provide me with the steps it takes to run such poignant campaigns and such a successful foundation.

Through working on this project, raising money for the foundation and running the marathon I hope to develop my knowledge and concern for others that will ultimately serve as a solid basis, on which I would be able to lean heavily in upon attending college on my own next year. I would appreciate any support I can get in raising money for this foundation.

 

JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION INC wrote -

The JAF Marathon Team is fundraising to help cancer patients pay pressing bills and to raise funds for pediatric brain cancer research. Our mission is to (Up)Beat Cancer! What is (Up)Beat Cancer?

It’s everything we stand for. It’s our philosophy. And our rallying cry. Upbeat is how Joe approached cancer, and he battled through it. Now we’re committed to helping others. Together, with a positive attitude and a sense of humor, we’ll fight to not only beat cancer, but upbeat it.

$16,874

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Sweeney Family

     

  • Matlack family

     

  • The DeLuca Family

     

  • Carlson-Pietraszek Family

     

  • Jean & Mike Griffith

    $300

  • Sharon and Ralph Boegel

    $50

  • Slade/Muello

    $50

  • Carol Derderian

    $25

  • The Allison Family

     

  • The Kozin Family

    $250

  • Torrington Family

     

  • Steven Purpura

    $250

  • Vivaldi family

    $500

  • Maggie Hill

    $25

  • Daley/Edmondson Family

    $100

  • Michelle Dipp

    $100

  • Leslie Fang, MD PhD

    $188

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Don & Melinda Hardison

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Roach Family

     

  • Richter Family

     

  • Sloan family

    $100

  • The Chuttani Family

     

  • Chanenchuk Family

     

  • The Kamphaus Family

    $100

  • Sheila McElwee

     

  • Ganong Family

    $50

  • Thomas Forteith

     

  • Aaron LaDuke

     

  • Jonathan Kraft

    $500

  • tim carey

    $50

  • Rich Kertzman

    $150

  • Maggie Carey and Family

     

  • the Dewhurst Family

    $100

  • Bala Nair

    $50

  • F.C. Stars of Massachusetts, Inc.

    $100

  • Rabbitt Girls

    $100

  • The Atwood Family

     

  • John King

    $50

  • DiLorenzo Family

    $50

  • Doug and Jody Greenstein

    $500

  • Brian Day

     

  • Dan Mueller

    $100

  • Joan Wood and Jim Geraghty

    $100

  • The Garrett Family

    $50

  • The Kessler family

    $100

  • Clinquest, Inc.

    $500

  • Tony, Nancy, Brett & Haley Anchukaitis

    $50

  • The Poli Family

     

  • Courtney Family

     

  • Mary McDonald and Family

    $100

  • Sandy & Ellan Smith

     

  • Betsy Grimm

    $150

  • Richard Baker

    $100

  • Julie Anne Smith family

    $25

  • Michael and Sarah Cook

     

  • Randall Carpenter

    $100

  • Michael Walsh

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • foster Family

    $100

  • Antonio Gotto

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $26

  • Stephanie Okey & Family

    $250

  • Heather Hufnagel

    $50

  • THE LAWLESS FAMILY

    $250

  • Barton Family

     

  • alicia secor

    $100

  • Chris Burr

    $150

  • Paltsios Family

     

  • Robyn & The White Family

    $500

  • Marsha Fanucci

    $100

  • Lizzy Carlson and family

    $100

  • Kate Maroni

    $250

  • Fred Hollister

     

  • Brian & Rhonda Light

    $100

  • LaVoie Group

    $100

  • Erin Twohig

     

  • Dan and Peggy Sweeney

    $50

  • Bucksbaum Family

    $50

  • Hartsell Family

     

  • Stephanie - Good luck Catherine!!

    $200

  • George Duke

    $100

  • The Demirjian Family

     

  • David and Tracey Scheer

    $500

  • Bjorn Koch

    $100

  • Jonathan Katz

     

  • Fitz

    $100

  • Heyza Ribeiro

    $250

  • Thayer Family

     

  • Corbett Family

    $200

  • Jenn Andrew Magnus Rufus

    $200

  • Paul Enderle

    $250

  • Amelia Patsalos-Fox

    $60

  • Vivian & Sherman Shatz

    $100

  • Deb Harrison

     

  • Will Sleeper and the Sleeper family

    $100

  • Maley girls

    $50

  • Daniel Rader

    $100

  • Regional Cancer Care Associates

    $250

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The Team: $173,602 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$27,095

Fundraiser Title

Catherine Beer

Amount Raised

$16,874

Fundraiser Title

Marty Wells

Amount Raised

$13,934

 

211% Raised of $6,600 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephen Parker

Amount Raised

$12,400

 

124% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Caroline ODonnell

Amount Raised

$11,193

 

149% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rich and Deana DeSilva

Amount Raised

$10,950

 

219% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bob Small

Amount Raised

$10,026

Fundraiser Title

Stephen Pecevich

Amount Raised

$7,923

 

99% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Regional Cancer Care Associates

Regional Cancer Care Associates

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

Daniel Rader

Daniel Rader

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Maley girls

Maley girls

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Will Sleeper and the Sleeper family

Will Sleeper and the Sleeper family

DONATION: $100

Catherine, congratulations on a great run and for your true love and support to the Joe Andruzzi Foundation! 5 years ago

Deb Harrison

Deb Harrison

5 years ago

Vivian & Sherman Shatz

Vivian & Sherman Shatz

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Amelia Patsalos-Fox

Amelia Patsalos-Fox

DONATION: $60

5 years ago

Paul Enderle

Paul Enderle

DONATION: $250

Go Catherine! In memory of Moms everywhere 5 years ago

Jenn Andrew Magnus Rufus

Jenn Andrew Magnus Rufus

DONATION: $200

Dearest Catherine, We'll be watching from the sidelines and cheering you on. We love you lots and importantly, go kick some you know what! xoxo Jenn Andrew Magnus Rufus 5 years ago

Corbett Family

Corbett Family

DONATION: $200

Good luck Catherine, have fun and enjoy the run. I am counting on you beating your Dad's time. Best of luck. 5 years ago