Friday, April 26, 2013
Former New England Patriots offensive lineman Joe Andruzzi was on the stage of Radio City Music Hall in New York City Thursday for the first round of the NFL Draft
Joe Andruzzi walked to center stage of the NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York Thursday night expecting to announce the New England Patriots first round pick and present the prospect with a Patriots "617 Boston Strong" jersey. Instead, Andruzzi spoke passionately about his adopted city, Boston and showed all watching from Radio City and around the country on ESPN that Boston remains Strong in the aftermath of the attacks on the Marathon. Andruzzi said Thursday was a day filled with positive energy and excitement as the dreams of playing in the NFL for many college prospects comes true. Andruzzi likened that sense of energy to those in Boston following the Marathon bombings. Andruzzi told the New York crowd Boston and its …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Former New England Patriots offensive lineman Joe Andruzzi saves woman from Boston Marathon explosions; asks people to focus on the countless individuals who are "the real heroes" in the wake of Monday's tragedy.
Call it the Patriot Way in action. For former New England Patriots offensive lineman Joe Andruzzi that goes well beyond the football field. Andruzzi was cheering on his foundation’s Team JAF runners in Boston when two bombs exploded near the finish line on Boylston Street at 2:50 p.m. Monday. Hours after the incident, a photo surfaced on several media outlets showing Andruzzi carrying a woman away from the chaotic scene in Copley Square. Andruzzi’s heroic action – and rightfully so – instantly went viral on social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter. In the wake of the tragedy and the tireless efforts of the first responders, doctors and investigators, Andruzzi released a statement regarding the attention he has received from Monday’s…
Monday, January 7, 2013
The story of King Aviation an unlikely set of circumstances.
Kelley Dineen never intended to work in the flight industry, you could say she just kind of fell into it. Dineen, president of King Aviation, said she originally went to Johnson and Wales University in Providence for hotel and restaurant management, but in the recession of 1991, there wasn’t much work in those fields. She said her father, already an accomplished pilot and was running the flight school, asked her to join the business. “When I graduated, no one was hiring,” she said. “I took the summer and waitressed down the Cape, but come September, I had to have a job and he said go help your brother.” The flight school has a small number of its own airplanes for instruction. Dineen said that she and her brother, David, run the flight …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Boston sports stars and celebrities to join three-time Super Bowl champion Joe Andruzzi at signature benefit on December 3, 2012 at Gillette Stadium
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
The New England Celebrities Tackle Cancer Gala will fill Gillette Stadium with laughter, hope and inspiration on Monday, December 3, as the Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF) and guests celebrate five years of successful fundraising for cancer patients and their families. Joe Andruzzi, cancer survivor and JAF President, and his wife Jen, JAF Executive Director, will bring together supporters, celebrities and athletes, including current and former Patriots players, for a record-breaking fundraiser. All proceeds raised through the event will go toward helping the Joe Andruzzi Foundation provide more cancer patients with financial assistance, as well as supporting pediatric brain cancer research. Individual tickets to the fifth annual gala are…
Saturday, May 19, 2012
A look at the top headlines in your town and the surrounding area for the week of May 13, 2012.
Man Stabbed in Stoughton Wednesday Evening A man in his early 40s was stabbed late Wednesday evening on York St. in Stoughton, according to Lt. Fran Wohlgemuth of the Stoughton Police Department. The suspect is at-large. "The victim is not being overly cooperative so that's hampering our efforts," Executive Officer Robert Devine said. Read more by clicking here. *** Man Arrested for Allegedly Attacking Easton Police Officer Christopher Cunniff, 26, of East Fairhaven was arrested Friday evening in Easton after allegedly attacking a police officer in that town. The man is charged with malicious damage to property (mailboxes), resisting arrest, and assault and battery on a police officer, Easton Police Chief Allen Krajcik said. Read more …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Former New England Patriot and current Mansfield resident shares his story on the start of his campaign against cancer.
Mansfield resident Joe Andruzzi’s Golf Tournament is more than just some supposed fun in the sun with a few celebrities; according to him, it’s a labor of love. “This is going on our fourth year now,” he said. In 2007, the former New England Patriot and three-ring holder for his performance during superbowls was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Burkitt’s lymphoma, which at the time was predicted to double in size in only 24 hours. Andruzzi eventually beat the disease, after severe and aggressive chemotherapy treatments, but the impact it had on his life was hardly just physical. A year later, he started the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, which is dedicated to helping those with cancer pay for their utilities while they deal with the fallout. The …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi reflected on Super Bowl Sunday, his career, his battle with non-Hodgkin's Burkitt's lymphoma, and his charitable foundation.
About 60 fans hungry for another New England Patriots Super Bowl title learned over breakfast today about another Super Bowl-hungry bunch. Former Patriots offensive guard and Mansfield resident Joe Andruzzi said during the Temple Sinai of Sharon Brotherhood's 7th Annual Sports Breakfast that the current roster reminds him of the 2001 team, which began New England's streak of three Super Bowl champions in four years. "Our '01 team, there's a reason why we came out as a team that year: because we were a bunch of nobodies," Andruzzi said one week before the Patriots face the New York Giants in the Super Bowl, in Indianapolis. "Nobody knew Tom Brady. Nobody knew anybody on that team. They knew a few guys, the first rounders, Willie McGinest, …
Friday, January 6, 2012
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 …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Joe Andruzzi event today.
1. Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 60. Southwest wind between 3 and 8 mph. A chance of showers in the evening, mainly after midnight. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. 2. Just A Little Something boutique is teaming up with the Joe Andruzzi Foundation. 10% of all purchases will go directly to the Joe Andruzzi Foundation.Come meet New England Patriots Great Joe Andruzzi, who will be pouring wine. Starts at 6 p.m. 3. The Massachusetts Audobon Society is presenting Natural Expressions and Indigenous Colors today at Moose Hill Wildlife gallery in Sharon. …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
From funds raised at the Nov. 7 Tackle Cancer Gala.
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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Joe and Jennifer Andruzzi along with Jane Melchionda, President and CEO of EasCorp, presented Dr. Mark Kiernan, the Director of Pediatric Medical Neuro-Oncology at the Dana- Farber Cancer Institute at Children’s Hospital, with a check for $100,000 from funds raised at the Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s fourth annual “New England Celebrities Tackle Cancer” Gala. The presenting sponsor of the event was Credit Unions Kids at Heart, which is run by EasCorp. Three- time New England Patriots Super Bowl Champion Joe Andruzzi and his wife Jennifer, surprised patients at Children’s Hospital Boston with some one-on-one time. While there, Joe, a survivor of non-Hodgkins Burkitt’s lymphoma, shared his heartwarming story to inspire the children currently …