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JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION BOSTON 2015

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BENEFITING: JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION

EVENT: Joe Andruzzi Boston 2015

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Dawn Minkin

THE STORY:

JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION wrote -

Team JAF joins together to support the Joe Andruzzi Foundation's mission of providing help, hope and a reason to smile for cancer patients and their families by contributing financial and emotional support when it is needed most.

 

Over the past two and a half years I have come to have a love/hate relationship with running. As I got the news on November 26th that I made it into the 119Th Boston Marathon the overwhelming feeling of emotions was unreal. I can honestly say I cried for a good part of the day, and yes, it was a good cry.   Words cannot even express the emotions that came over me. After the initial “high” I started to think of which Team I would like to be a part of. Now as many of you may know, I am involved with several organizations, Special Olympics, Alzheimer’s Association , and  Dedham Food Pantry  to mention a few.  

Here is my story:

In late summer 2005 I got news about my mother Cathy that no one should ever have to here, “you’re mother has Cancer”.  I didn’t even have the opportunity to absorb what the Oral Surgeon had just told me and my mom was wheeled back into the room with me. I did all I could to fight back the tears and emotions that go along with hearing the “C” word, so too save face, I did it.  My mother was oblivious to the fact that the doctor knew the outcome before the biopsy even came back. I have to say this was probably one of the most difficult times in my life. My mom has always been my rock, she has played both roles as mother and as of father to me I couldn’t imagine life without her.

As her surgery date approached, I could see how hard things were getting for her, and felt helpless that I could not do anything to elevate her pain.  September 20th was the day, I remember it like it was yesterday, I remember the car ride into Boston, waiting as the surgery took many hours, but most of all I remember how she looked in ICU.

As months followed my mom had to undergo many radiation treatments and then intense oxygen treatments. She was a fighter and nothing was bringing her down. I am happy to say my mom KICKED CANCER”S ASS!!!!!

So this is for you MOM, I have chosen this foundation because I want to help other families who have gone through this to have emotional and financial support through such challenging times. Sometimes a smile is all it takes.

$6,836

MONEY RAISED
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  • JULIE HURLEY

    $20

  • Amy Sullivan

    $26

  • Joyce Maiore

    $26

  • Janis Taylor

    $100

  • Donna Kilburne

    $100

  • Jason Curtis

    $26

  • Tyler Curtis

    $26

  • Karen Allen

    $100

  • Frank Medico

    $26

  • Susan Dalpe

    $50

  • RHC General Contracting

    $100

  • Fox Hill Village

    $500

  • Kelley Carroll

    $50

  • joyous

    $100

  • Sharon Goode

    $25

  • John & Maureen Teti

    $20

  • Jayne hamilton

    $50

  • Joseph Mazzola

    $40

  • Gail Stanizzi

    $20

  • Maria LaPerchia

    $20

  • Football Squares

    $920

  • Abby Doodles, Benny Doots & KMan

    $55

  • Carolyn McKenna

    $60

  • Carolyn McKenna

    $40

  • Nancy McDonald

    $50

  • Adina O'Neill

    $52

  • Stacey Coyne

    $50

  • Henrietta Moran

    $50

  • Jacinta Murphy

    $100

  • Chateau Restaurant Fundraiser

    $60

  • Lauren Siegel

    $20

  • Peter Riddle

    $25

  • Laura Dunn

    $50

  • Silky

    $100

  • Football Square $$

    $50

  • Anne and Chuck Furey

    $50

  • John

    $50

  • Melanie, Rick and Ricky

    $150

  • Amy & Ken Minkin

    $50

  • Tanya Crews

    $25

  • Sonja Pollard

    $50

  • Kevin O'Connell

    $30

  • John Hancock

    $30

  • Caitlyn Montville

    $50

  • Dan Ruby

    $50

  • Brian, Brady, Meghan

    $359

  • Head To Toes Salon

    $100

  • Mom

    $150

  • Jackie B!

     

  • Wallace Ackley

    $52

  • Arias Group, LLC

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bob Broda

    $20

  • Joanne Kaiser

    $100

  • Jesse Plouffe

    $26.20

  • Stephi's Brunch/HATT Club

    $20

  • The Derbas

    $100

  • Karen O'Brien

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $26

  • Renee Gurry

    $100

  • Tony Chin

    $26

  • Bill Owen & Paul Calder

    $52

  • Smigs

    $25

  • Red Hilton

     

  • FOX HILL VILLAGE

    $500

  • Genevieve /Caroline Minkin

    $100

  • DAVID MINKIN

     

  • paul montville

    $50

  • Joe, Kathy, Krystal & Jess

    $200

  • Meg

    $26.20

  • eileen,bob,rob montville

    $50

  • Gail Manning

    $50

  • Trish Wagner

    $50

  • Mike Mulvaney

    $40

  • Luis Beato

    $50

  • minkin construction

    $100

  • dawn minkin

    $25

  • Amanda Lark

    $15

  • Michael and Donna Pedersen

    $25

  • Robin and Jonathan Minkin

    $100

  • Rich Keane & Family

    $52

  • Claudia LaBelle

    $50

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137% Raised of$5,000 Goal

The Team: $167,635 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$22,497

 

15% Raised of$150,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Ponte

Amount Raised

$13,741

 

137% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Drew & Melisa Lufkin

Amount Raised

$12,237

 

82% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Emma Sellers Thibault

Amount Raised

$9,100

 

114% Raised of$8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matt Birnie

Amount Raised

$8,577

 

95% Raised of$9,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amy Pepe

Amount Raised

$8,146

Fundraiser Title

Marsha Whitman

Amount Raised

$8,119

 

108% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Seth Baerson

Amount Raised

$8,066

Donor Comments

Claudia LaBelle

Claudia LaBelle

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Rich Keane & Family

Rich Keane & Family

DONATION: $52

Good luck Dawn!! In memory of my father , Tom Keane & all relatives and friends who have suffered from this. 5 years ago

Robin and Jonathan Minkin

Robin and Jonathan Minkin

DONATION: $100

You got this!! Love ya! 5 years ago

Michael and Donna Pedersen

Michael and Donna Pedersen

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Amanda Lark

Amanda Lark

DONATION: $15

In honor of all of the Fighters, Survivors, and Warriors, like Dawn, who fight to make a difference. 5 years ago

dawn minkin

dawn minkin

DONATION: $25

Joe andruzzi 5 years ago

minkin construction

minkin construction

DONATION: $100

in memory of Linda 5 years ago

Luis Beato

Luis Beato

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Mike Mulvaney

Mike Mulvaney

DONATION: $40

Good Luck Dawn...... 5 years ago

Trish Wagner

Trish Wagner

DONATION: $50

5 years ago