#187 – Joe Andruzzi

The Life of Dad Show - Episode 187 - Joe Andruzzi

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about the New England Patriots loss to the Denver Broncos and preview the Super Bowl match up between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. They give a shout out to Darrell Milton from Modern Dad Online for this football stats.

To go with the NFL theme the guys bring on three time Super Bowl Champ, Joe Andruzzi. Many people know that Joe Andruzzi was a very important player for the New England Patriots. He played five seasons with the Patriots. During that time he helped the team win three Super Bowls. Joe also made an impact off the field. In recognition of his contributions, Joe received the Ed Block Courage Award in 2002 and the first Ron Burton Community Service Award in 2003.

In 2007, Joe was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Burkitt’s lymphoma, ending his football career. Joe is now cancer free, but a new passion grew from his own cancer experience: helping other patients and their families. After witnessing first-hand the stress cancer can cause, Joe and Jen created a foundation to help cancer patients and their families meet life’s day-to-day challenges.

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation helps cancer patients in treatment and their families by assisting with rent or mortgage, utilities or other household expenses during what can be the most stressful and challenging time of their lives. It also funds cutting-edge pediatric brain cancer research at Boston Children’s Hospital and provides emotional and social support to patients and families.

We had the great pleasure of talking with Joe about his foundation, playing in the NFL and fatherhood.

Follow Joe Andruzzi on Twitter at @Andruzzi63 and @joeandruzzifndn.

Go to JoeAndruzziFoundation.org to help Joe, his wife, and their foundation to beat cancer.

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