Meeting a boy with brain cancer inspired Joe and Jen Andruzzi to do something positive for patients facing devastating medical costs.
“Some of these families live paycheck to paycheck, and all of a sudden, this big health scare comes at them,” says NFL star Joe. “There was nothing out there at the time to help them with the home and bills. And that’s where we started.”
Little did they know that Joe, a three-time Super Bowl champion, would find himself fighting the disease himself. But his struggle gave new urgency to the Foundation’s mission.
“Cancer patients are two times more likely to file for bankruptcy.”
- Jen Andruzzi, CEO & President
The Joe Andruzzi Foundation addresses an urgent and ever-growing need for help. That calls for the most efficient ways possible to get financial aid to families affected by cancer. That’s when the Andruzzis turned to Webster Bank.
“You really want to find a trusted partner that will listen to your goals and also have your back when you are in growth mode,” says Jen. “If you’re starting a non-profit, you’re going to provide social impact that will better the future.”