Former Patriot Joe Andruzzi Hosting Fourth Annual ‘New England Celebrities Tackle Cancer’ Gala


November 1, 2011

Former Patriots guard Joe Andruzzi will host the fourth annual "New England Celebrities Tackle Cancer" gala at Christina's in Foxboro on Monday, Nov. 7.

A three-time Super Bowl champion with New England, Andruzzi was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Burkitt's lymphoma in 2007. After being deemed cancer-free the following year, Andruzzi started the Joe Andruzzi Foundation with his wife, Jen, to help cancer patients and their families make payments during treatment and to help fund pediatric brain cancer research. The gala is held annually to help raise funds for the foundation.

This year's gala will feature a symposium beginning at 5 p.m. with Dr. Mark Kieran, the director of pediatric medical neuro-oncology at the Dana-Cancer Institute. The gala doors open will open at 6 p.m., and the event will include special guests, food tastings and an auction with prizes ranging from sports memorabilia to entertainment packages and more.

Past celebrities at the event have included current Patriots players Tom Brady, Matt Light, Stephen Gostkowski, Dan Koppen and Logan Mankins. Former players such as Matt Chatham, Troy Brown and Stephen Neal have attended as well.

For tickets and additional information, visit or call 774-284-4694

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