BENEFITING: JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION
EVENT: Joe Andruzzi Boston 2015
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
This is my first Boston Marathon and I am both honored and thrilled to be able to run for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation. Their mission appealed to me because of their dedication to not only providing finanicial assistance to those affected by cancer, but also to help with emotional needs as well.
This cause is near and dear to my heart because of my mother who died of ovarian cancer ten years ago. At that time I was pregnant with my first child and taking care of my mother while she was undergoing treatment and then under hospice care. It was overwelming to say the least and I would have greatly benefited from an organization such as the JAF. Through family support and hospice, we were able to care for my mother in my sister's home and allow her to die with grace and comfort.
My mothers death has brought about major changes in my life, mainly the commitment to running and staying healthy. This will be my fourth marathon. I look forward also to setting an example for my daughters on giving back to a worthy cause.
For this reason, I am so honored to run and raise money for JAF. My fundraising goal is $5000 but I hope to raise more and welcome any donations. I appreciate your support!