Hi my name is Charlie Blatchford. I will be running my 3rd Boston Marathon April 20th 2020 with JAF. I am really excited to be a part of the team running with this amazing Foundation.
The decision to run for JAF really came after finding out on October 4th, 2019, a few days before I ran the Maine Marathon that my Uncle Grant was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. I then knew I had to support him by running for JAF in 2020.
Grant is strong and will beat this. We are all thinking of him and his family and routing for for his quick recovery.
Below you can learn more about what JAF is all about.
The Joe Andruzzi Foundation is committed to providing help, hope, and a reason to smile, for New England cancer patients and their families by contributing financial support when it is needed most.
The Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF) was established to serve cancer patients of all ages throughout New England who experience the hidden costs of cancer as a result of a diagnosis. Cancer-related income loss or reduction combined with rising treatment costs often leads to financial stress as families struggle to cover their everyday expenses. JAF understands that crucial living expenses are not put on hold because of a diagnosis, and our Financial Assistance Program helps alleviate financial stress through the distribution of grants and gift cards to assist with rent/mortgage payments, utilities, food, and other household expenses.