Boston Celtics honor Andruzzi and his foundation during a break in Wednesday's game.
Friday, January 6, 2012
During a break in the action at The Boston Celtics vs. New Jersey Nets game at the TD Garden, the Celts honored former New England Patriot and Cancer Survivor Joe Andruzzi with the team's “Heroes Among Us Award” for his tireless efforts to aid cancer patients and their families and fund cancer research through his Joe Andruzzi Foundation. Established as an initiative of the Boston Celtics in 1997, “Heroes Among Us” honors individuals who have made an overwhelming impact on the lives of others. Since establishing the Joe Andruzzi Foundation in 2008, Andruzzi and his wife Jennifer have provided financial assistance to 85 cancer patients and their families, helping them make rent, mortgage and utility payments so that the families can focus …
As we say hello to 2012, Patch editors are looking back at the events of 2011.
What is our best Boston sports event in 2011? Here's a clue they are named after an animal and are a wicked cool bunch. Usually, our editors are the ones asking the questions for the New Year's weekend, but we're turning the tables a bit. We've been asked for our top picks in movies, books, songs, person of the year, event of the year and best Boston sports moment. In round three, we give our top Boston Sporting event of 2011. After reading ours, please share yours with us in the comment section. Kelly Glista, Norwood Patch Editor-The Bruins winning the Stanley Cup, no contest. It shifted the attention of fans who were previously unexcited about hockey, it gave the already loyal fans a renewed hope, and was celebrated with one of the …