Joe Andruzzi Foundation

Organizational overview

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF) serves New England cancer patients who are experiencing financial and emotional stress due to a cancer diagnosis. Cancer-driven income loss, and rising out-of-pocket costs, can leave families laboring to cover their everyday needs. Research links this economic strain - Financial Toxicity - with poorer health outcomes. Because bills cannot be left unpaid due to a diagnosis, the JAF Programs help alleviate financial stress to assist with rent/mortgage payments, utilities, food, and other essential household expenses, so that patients and families can focus on accessing cancer care and the fight to get well.