The Joe Andruzzi Foundation and Bob’s Discount Furniture Deliver Mattress to Cancer Patient

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The Joe Andruzzi Foundation and Bob’s Discount Furniture Deliver Mattress to Cancer Patient

Bob’s Discount Furniture and the Joe Andruzzi Foundation to donate 10 mattresses from funds raised on Giving Tuesday.

North Attleboro, MA – (December 23, 2023) – The Joe Andruzzi Foundation, providing help, hope, and a reason to smile for New England cancer patients and their families through financial support when it is needed most, delivered a mattress to cancer patient recipient, Leisa Clarke, 54, of Dorchester, Ma., on Saturday, December 23 with partner, Bob’s Discount Furniture.

Clarke was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis in December 2020. She currently is undergoing cancer treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Clarke received a heart and kidney transplant in August 2020 and is expected to receive a stem cell transplant within the next six months. The Foundation and Bob’s Discount Furniture delivered Clarke with a brand new mattress and a bed set.

Jen Andruzzi, President and CEO, Joe Andruzzi Foundation, Leisa Clarke, JAF patient recipient, Joe Andruzzi, Co-Founder and Chief Engagement Officer, Joe Andruzzi Foundation, Eric Clarke, and Maliyah Clarke. The Foundation and Bob’s Discount Furniture delivered a mattress to Leisa Clarke at her home in Dorchester on Saturday, December 23. Photo courtesy of Joe Andruzzi Foundation.

“This holiday season, we are glad to spread some cheer to patients like Leisa and her family,” said Joe Andruzzi, Co-Founder and Chief Engagement Officer. “We are happy to make such a meaningful impact on the lives of families when they are going through difficult times, and it truly warms our hearts to give them a special day.”

“Every holiday season we look forward to our partnership with the Joe Andruzzi Foundation to provide mattresses to cancer patients in need,” said Lindsay Ruszczyk, Communications and Community Outreach Director for Bob’s Discount Furniture.  “Bob’s is proud to provide a good night’s sleep while supporting the Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s mission of offering year-round help and financial relief to cancer patients in New England area.”

This year, the Joe Andruzzi Foundation raised more than $50,000 on Giving Tuesday. Bob’s Discount Furniture matched all donations up to $25,000, and for every $2,500 raised, Bob’s donated a mattress that will be delivered to a cancer patient in at least six states. In total, ten mattresses are scheduled to be donated to Joe Andruzzi Foundation cancer patients.

In 2023, nearly $1.3 million was distributed in direct assistance to help patients and their families throughout New England with financial assistance to pay for housing, transportation, utilities, food, insurance, and other household expenses.

About The Joe Andruzzi Foundation: 

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation is committed to providing help, hope, and a reason to smile, for New England cancer patients and their families by contributing financial support when it is needed most. Founded in 2008 by former New England Patriots three-time Super Bowl Champion offensive guard Joe Andruzzi and his wife Jen, the Joe Andruzzi Foundation grew out of Joe’s own successful battle with cancer and the couple’s ongoing work with young cancer patients. In 2007, Joe’s football career abruptly ended when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Burkitt’s lymphoma. Disease-free less than a year later, Joe and Jen chose to dedicate their lives towards solving the financial distress a cancer diagnosis can cause in the lives of patients and families. For more information, or to make a donation, please visit: joeandruzzifoundation.org or Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages.

About Bob’s Discount Furniture 

Founded in 1991, Bob’s Discount Furniture is one of the fastest growing furniture retailers in the country. Keeping true to its founding principle that everyone deserves quality furniture, Bob’s provides unsurpassed value with honesty and integrity. Through all the work that happens behind the scenes, Bob’s engineers this value, offering its discount on a wide variety of stylish, quality furnishings, mattresses, and home accents. The company also offers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, featuring cafes in each store with complimentary gourmet coffee, ice cream, cookies, and candy.   
With 171 furniture stores across 24 states, the Manchester, Connecticut-based company has become the 8th-largest U.S. furniture chain according to Furniture Today. The company is also recognized by Plant-A Research Group and Newsweek as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces, America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity, and America’s Greatest Workplaces for Parents and Families.
Bob’s is committed to supporting local communities through a variety of charitable giving efforts. Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation has anchored the company’s philanthropic work for more than 20 years. Additionally, the Bob’s Outreach program was created as a separate entity to help schools and children-related charities. In total, Bob’s and its Foundation donate more than $2.75 million to charities through these programs each year. For more information on Bob’s charitable programs, visit Bob’s Cares, and follow Bob’s on Twitter @MyBobs, on Facebook, and Instagram.   

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