BENEFITING: JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: JOE ANDRUZZI FOUNDATION
EVENT: Joe Andruzzi Boston 2015
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
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.
Make today be the day you support something extraordinary!
As a runner last year I received the ultimate gift of being able to run the Boston Marathon in 2014, to say I was beyond excited was an understatement…7 weeks before the marathon I suffered an injury that would not allow me to participate in the Boston Marathon. I was devastated to put it mildly, once the reality set in that I would not be running…I was determined that I would come back stronger than ever. March 1st- July 1st seemed like an eternity, for a runner not being able to lace up & hit the pavement for the ultimate runners high was more excruciating than the pain of the injury. July 1st came & I laced up my sneakers with some hesitancy in my step & prepared myself for what I anticipated to be an “okay” run. It was so much more, the ability to run again & could it be I was actually stronger?!?
Yes I was stronger, faster & so determined, training progressed through the summer months and I recently completed a half marathon race this weekend, it may have not been my best race but it is my stepping stone to this year’s Boston Marathon.
I am so honored & blessed to say I was selected to be part of the Boston Marathon Team 2015 for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation. So here’s the best part I get to brag about what an amazing foundation this.
Fun Amazing Facts
More than 2500 patients and their families have received assistance
Dr. Mark Kieran a cutting edge researcher in Pediatric Brain Cancer at Boston Childrens Hospital has received $500,000 for ongoing research
The emotional support that this Foundation provides is incredible