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Organizations helping people cope with illness and loss.

Oct 30, 2011|

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation is tackling cancer’s impact by providing financial assistance for patients and their families as well as funding pediatric brain cancer research and the Risa S Rosengard Foundation.The mission of the Risa S Rosengard Foundation is to provide financialresources to help children and families during or after cancer treatment or bereavement. The vision of the Risa S Rosengard Foundation is that no child or family member should go through these dark times feeling alone and helpless.

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Mad men. Good afternoon I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend and hoping we -- This is doctor Allen -- bands. You're listening to -- the moment sour on Boston's fox station idioms succeeding. WRKO. And today's show is going to be our very special show. It's going to be emotional. As we're going to have on. -- three time Super Bowl champion. Joseph Andrews a there's going to be speaking about. His upcoming fourth annual. New England celebrities. Tackle cancer gala. -- a year from JoAnne. A lot of what he went through. When he was diagnosed with -- -- us. And how he conquered it. For the second half hour show I will be speaking when mr. Glenn Rosen guard. Whose family started the Lisa S Rosen guard. Foundation. Known as -- dream. -- passed a way of hodgkin's lymphoma. From complications of this disease. In 2006. At the age of 39. At the time of her death she left behind two lovely daughters. Media and Olivia. Who then were ages. Five and three. That's just -- behind her beloved husband Glen. This foundation is wonderful. As it helps provide -- resources. To help children and families. During -- after cancer treatments or bereavement. At the time of reasons passing. The Rosen guard family realized. That there were not a lot of resources available. For children. -- with coping with the loss of apparent. -- was very actively involved. And are ready having visions. Of what she could do to help other families. Even during the midst of her cancer treatments. The Rosen guard family has continued this foundation it continues to grow it continues to serve. Many many families. It's a wonderful cause. Stands there next events. Is going to be a jazz brunch. On Sunday November 6. At 11:30 in the morning until 230 in the afternoon. At the Massachusetts. Horticultural society. On 900 Washington street in Wellesley. Tickets will be 25 dollars in advance. And 35 dollars in the door. And all children will be able to come in for free. Non hodgkin's lymphoma. In 2010. Looking back at the statistics. We find that about 65000. People. Living in the United States were diagnosed with non hodgkin's lymphoma. None out and lymphoma is the seventh most common cancer in males and females. In the United States. The disease -- slightly more males than anything else. In children. From newborns up to the age of nineteen. Years of aids. The five year relative survival rate for non hodgkin's lymphoma. Is over 84%. This represents a very big improvements. In numbers that we used to say. Back in the late 1970s. Until about 1980. Most shoulder with a non hodgkin's lymphoma. To not live five years out of the diagnosis. Another. Cancer that I wanted to speak about today. Is about central nervous system tumors. Central nervous system tumors. Involve the brain. And the spinal cord. They can be both -- not militants. Or malignant. Primary malignant. Central nervous nervous system tumors. Our the second most common childhood malignancy. The first most common are blood cancers. But it should be noted. That's central nervous system tumors. Amongst all of the solid. Organ tumors. In the pediatric population. I the most common. When it does speak a little bit about the Joseph Andrew -- foundation. The Joseph -- losing foundation. Was started in 2008. With the goal to help cancer patients and their families -- -- mortgage payments. Pay their rent utility payments. During very difficult Financial Times. Not to mention very difficult health times in emotional times. And the funds are used. To also. Cope with pediatric brain cancer research. Joseph Andrews is and -- -- Europe from you it was a former offensive guard with the New England Patriots. And he was diagnosed with a non hodgkin's. Broken some moment in 2007. He was treated both. Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. And the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. And Joseph was cancer free less than a year later. And ever since then Joseph is dedicated his life to supporting other cancer patients. The Joseph and -- foundation is Joseph and his wife Jan second Philanthropic effort. As in 2003. They started this seems -- Buckley cancer research fund. At Children's Hospital Boston. I would now like to welcome mr. Joseph Andrews he -- thank you so much for joining us today. So Joseph I would first I want to thank you on behalf of any family. Who. Is diagnosed with cancer and for your family's efforts. Installing these different foundations that you've done and I went askew. A little bit about the 2003. Started the CJ partly. Cancer research funded children's hospital and if you could tell us about that. Show we became friends but Buckley family back in 01. Through a friend of spam me. And SS two brings CJ. Out when he was just diagnosed and -- -- -- great Joba. To bring about who training camp to first castration chairman a little bit. And we were able -- that -- Bryan college at the time and the connection was made the fairly. Actually great friendly from Providence. And she -- You know lived struck -- sixteen months after that it you know he really short off. Love telling love being out there in going to outselling. He did and he wasn't certain and the only live lives of post and unfortunately. Entered into his life. In December wrote to him we honor them and starting it procedures but we brain cancer research fund. -- Children's Hospital -- Under doctor Marc Cherry. -- We three eventual variable rate is over half a million dollars. And his name. Truly a great honor. And know about works in funny ways sometimes -- three years later on called that doctor my own. But I think it's great that you started death. Research fund in concedes its name and I'm sure the family appreciates that as well on all the other famous and you've touched on the way. Joseph you were diagnosed with non hodgkin's lymphoma. In 2007. We still Bruce. Better. Answer Eric -- forma non hodgkin's lymphoma. Called -- lymphoma. Doubles in size in 24 hours. And so we we still playing at that time right you already be retired by then. In transition actually I was just released -- fires from the rounds at the time. And in limbo and these -- -- other genes and good. I. Well -- and you're -- just finished my attempt here -- MS. Open -- play -- more to more or so and unfortunately. It was put to all. Stomach is working on it Jim one day and -- proceeded to get workers went to the doctor. And this battle large maps. In our -- called there was only at that time. And you have situations testing him the sent them vote -- Turned out to be up market slump followers are very rare and aggressive -- of -- cancer that doubles in size -- hours. Show what what went through your head. When you've got this diagnosis but with a first thoughts. First -- got a phone call if the other when it totally it's -- large mass Macau's gambling. You're as you're you're shut down I mean. My wife wasn't all my got -- such Harang has. Come on matters sit. And it. There's just take everything and and then you gotta stand -- -- animals oh you got -- and fight this thing coming -- my guess take -- what's the next step. And me at that time the next step was pretty. Biopsies. And a -- and so went through the whole process and there's terror really stressed. One day after another -- move back and forth phone calls from Boston and politically a lot of time and so it was may sixteenth the most seventies. Made at first I was on a plane back here to Boston brought extreme all the exact the next -- in June 1. Joseph when someone gets a diagnosis. As concerning as you did tenure in the doctor's office. How much do you think someone is really taking in as the patient when your first getting this news. Did you Udall and did you argue shut down. You know not being. Nothing matters -- Euro bought in my mind what my family and my you children. And then next bought clothes -- how -- gonna see my children grow up what do I have to do what's my next step and no made the choice to come back here to Boston. The best care possible -- Dana Farber and yesterday I was inpatient. Bring a woman so. -- then -- follow my doctor David Fisher. Turned around them there's about fifty plus days in the hospital. Sometimes fight the temptation -- -- well. Your hair was a ten year NFL veteran running around that and wage and trying to play another year and a month later and got a bad. -- -- -- At Dana Farber and the Brigham and women's which are outstanding institutions. And as your referencing. Other than a team of doctors. What else do you think makes these places great. Absolute -- nurses and number one. Our god is -- the the caretaker is -- they're going to be which you know right direction ghost and the best argument the world there. And that the nurses are absolutely outstanding at some of the best nurses. And help me out in -- -- and Brigham. The Milwaukee and then you'll ever talk job and you know some people that they get to know that no. They know that's really stuff for their future others different others triumph then they get to know everybody there and you know it's so they -- -- it would have a smile that's based in -- Cheer everybody up -- -- hospital and it just goes along way in. Everything they still in the Milwaukee and they got these big downside and then they're gonna put poisoning their bodies so it's. They you know they have a tough job and a really are. Best people around about. Who else contributed you care besides the the doctors and the nurses. And those institutions. Well my number one bearish put my wife Janice. -- -- rock racial -- -- Really. Helped me through my toughest time wish she was there. Oh every -- almost than. Also be home for -- children at the time it. There where's yours truly by -- Really stayed on top of things and help me through the toughest time in my life she would stay there certain if I was growing up Shubert. People are my bedside and you wake up at 5 in the morning and drive on images. Would -- when they woke up. For a patient who's not as fortunate. To have family members. By either side. And especially for someone who doesn't have family members local. Giving it would be helpful for someone going through a disease processes such as this. Says speak to a social worker to speak to a psychologist. IQ is manager of the hospital. Or the types of support people. Well by as far guests you need people revenue. Tell patients and church figures all the time mainly patience. So take it all and they. The people around you your family and friends. Lean on them for support or whatever reason they wanna help. You -- people. Friends family that everybody wants help from your your -- Simon. Don't take it all end because you're not going to be able to. Don't do it all yourself. So by far does -- you know there's nobody there and you can lean on somebody else -- gonna group board and talk to a they survivor talked to a patient. It goes a long way. -- thankfully you were cancer free less than a year later. After your treatments. And I know that for patience in my medical practice. That's a lot of times they feel that there -- new year isn't January 1. But it's the year when their annual cat scanners. Or the annual visit to the oncologists. Do you feel the same way. Not real I mean people talk about the five year mark you know registration arms producers and you know truly believe -- cured and many others out there are -- the world even if you don't true. -- right now oral oral survivors brawl battling every day. We you know. We don't know what tomorrow brings none of us know what tomorrow brings we don't we can't change what happened yesterday here in the past. You know we got to live for today and they are -- this being downward people tried to be your best today and you know live for today. This is doctor -- -- you listened to the whole the most sour on Boston's talks station M 680. WRKO. And we have -- Jersey former New England Patriots joining us by phone. Speaking to us about his battle with cancer in his conquering of cancer. And of these wonderful foundations. That the end Jersey family founded. Joy I know earlier on we just spoke about. The CJ Buckley. Cancer research funded Children's Hospital. Could you tell us about. The -- -- foundation. That you've founded in 2008. And what that's about. Actually started another hospital in 2007 my my wife -- You know she's you know she's sat there day in and day out this fortunate the -- NFL ten years but no. Others aren't as fortunate and we want that is to have more -- -- personal touch aren't. People on families and -- that there were short on time. And negotiators -- driving force behind the foundations -- she works. Tirelessly everyday to help raise money to help put smiles -- friendly faces and diligence stuff of course she knows. Probably more than I deal. Because you are -- got a lot from the summer of 07 but you read every day she she can definitely has more stories that I don't remember. But once sitting there are starting this foundation. Board in 2008. Where we now turned around together. Have help over eighty families. They're struggling to get tough time. No we I would give financial assistance to families and other struggled with the back and -- the people forget about the home built the mortgage or rent utilities. And we still on the CJ about reform which we have. Able to raise another 175000. Since foundation started so. It's truly men -- a great honor for us to as you move forward this and keep problem almost Sam -- So tell us again who the ways that the families are helped by the foundation. How they're -- so please. We helped by giving financial assistance. Do the families. We don't pay medical bills but we help on the back and built it sometimes forget it -- -- upon. Oppose there was some I got mortgage or rent or you know -- utility bills so. Where they had to step in. Help relieve a little bit of -- assembly. Well that's great and obviously we we can't thank you enough for. Starting this foundation. You know for helping these families in need. Joseph could you tell us a little bit about the fourth annual gala that's coming up and all the details about that for all of our listeners. For the annual -- whatsoever he's -- -- gallery is coming up Monday November 7 Christine -- and Foxboro. It's just a great night out. Last year we read over 700 people that we is not -- sit down dinner so I mean -- diamond night. Come join me you know no hustle lineup of former teammates of mine. But current players plus other celebrity's. In the New England area. You know the Greek food tastings that bishops are Christina has put on. Along with you -- silent auction. And a couple -- auction items by just a fun night out. Come enjoy being -- -- couple you know different patients to come -- enjoy the night. -- we couldn't do it. They'll without the -- well responses out the credit unions get a part millennium. All people Stop & Shop and of course Christina has and they'll look controller to work -- W. Is being angry. Sports anchor Steve. Burnout so host for the gala that night. And Joseph -- for tickets. And for opportunities to sponsor. Or for any other additional information. People would visit the Joseph and -- foundation dot org. Or they don't what are is that correct. That's correct -- -- -- foundation dot org or they can call 774. 284. Or 694. All right that's great so again for all of our listeners it's Joseph Andruzzi. A UN DR UZZ Knight foundation dot org. Or is Joseph -- you can call 774. 2844694. Again at 7742844694. Again this is doctor -- -- you listened to the help them on the sour hum Boston's fox station. In him succeeding. WRKO. So if you -- Three. Take -- messages. To any body listening who's recently been diagnosed with cancer. What would those three messages speak. There are number one and he'd bring a positive. Non denied the bit to do not look extent 662. It on the computer. Just that seraph aside system you know that no doctors out there. Everybody's different. You know. Number three just keep one day at a time they'll follow doctor and list the order isn't so -- being strong. -- take it one day at a time and it'll move forward. Joseph again that fourth annual New England celebrities tackle cancer gala. His Monday night November 7. The doors open at as at the 5 PM is that correct. From five to six we ever symposium would doctor Mark Gearan. Just Begin at -- vote him in memory have a sort of social work around. Should be there's Begin on this -- Joseph and doors open -- for the big guys Gallo Romans sections. Don't enjoy them enjoy a great night. All right I -- I can't thank you enough and for anyone listening if you can make it to this gala you can still get tickets. Please go up introduce yourself to show and tell them that you heard him on the radio today. So I can't thank you enough for joining us on this Sunday afternoon. I help you and your -- stay well stay healthy then we will look for the scene on Monday November 7. A very very you very much. This is doctor -- -- and you've been listening to that holds enormous -- I'm able to succeed. WR kill. And we've been speaking with mr. -- and juicy about his fight. With a very aggressive form of non hodgkin's lymphoma. Our next guest. Mr. -- Rosen guard co-founder. And president. Of the recess Rosen guard foundation. Lost his wife -- The complications of hodgkin's lymphoma. -- had undertaken in a very ambitious. And risky stem cell transplant procedure in 2005. She passed away in 2006 of the age of 39. Leaving behind two daughters. Meehan Olivia. And her husband -- Glenn thank you for joining us this afternoon on here's busy Sunday. Thank you -- Glad that at the time of -- passing. With two young daughters. Ages five and three. In the dramatic experience. Of. You losing your wife and have your daughter is losing their mom. I know that your family is looking to support and that Lisa had division. Of looking for the support for families. Even in the last several weeks could could you explain a little bit further about some of those thoughts -- going -- of the time. Yes. When -- who was ill go through treatments we discussed. All different possibilities. Hopefully of our -- or. Or god forbid it she did it survive what to do with the children. And though with to get help. And we found those very difficult. To find help. And it's oh when she. Unfortunately passed away. She -- -- was suddenly so we had no time to really plan. Four or death in what to do so I was pretty much helpless. And it turned to a few family members. And they help. And places where I couldn't get support. Obviously there was support in the hospital. Support from the medical team. But as far as support for the girls. Wore. How to deal with the loss of appearance. How did you find. That type of organization available of the time. Well we -- what I basically did was I I try to have my family helped me. And people -- who surrounded my family. To look for places and it was very difficult. Until my sister in law. Came across of one of her friends who. Refer us to a program in Wayland called -- play. And that's where my children have received bereavement counseling and myself. Cents. On the life passed in 2000 sex. And they still attendance at the -- play they still attends yes. Tell us a little bit of more about hard play in the way that they help children go through the grieving process. Well it's it's hundred group environment where the and group children. Of -- ages together. And it's the don't this so talk about death directly obviously at a younger age. They have to bring. Meaning down. To their level. Of understanding for the children and so they do it through art programs they do it through music. They threw it through role play and games and that helps get the feelings out. I know -- that I've attended. The last couple of foundation events. Hands there was speakers in this organization. And they showed video clips. Of other children would make -- Torrence. And painting projects. Is expressing their feelings. At the time and expressing their feelings. Later on as the room prices goes forward. And it seemed that the children really had. A very good way of expressing emotions. And helping those helping them through this terrible time. -- absolutely. In my children specifically. And I know from the other families who attend. Hold these art projects varied there. We have every single art project that the children have made on the very proud to showed off we have in the living room and dining room. All of the house. And the very proud of that and it really helps them. With respect to the -- as Rosen guard foundation. And for all of our listeners. That foundation. Is to be found. At www. Resop Rosen guard foundation dot org that's www. All right as a RO SE NG ARD. Foundation. Dot org. -- throws a little bit more about the foundation. And the role it plays in helping families find the support. The recess -- their foundation funds of the 501 C three organizations that support our mission. To help children families who goes through similar situations to my family where they help families that. Have close family members. -- go through cancer treatment all the way up through bereavement counseling. We give grants to these organizations. And I was very proud that we've given up more than ten grants. And 50000 dollars over the past two years. And in this upcoming breakfast brunch. We are going to hand out another five grants to organizations that support our mission and. I wanted to read. This statements. Of -- dream. A legacy worth keeping alive. Throughout her life resettled people. She was a board member of axis Boston. And works closely with the Red Cross. When she was diagnosed with hodgkin's lymphoma and -- -- treatment to pass the time all receiving chemotherapy. Lisa started making -- took rugs. Her desire was that she would be able to develop a collaborative effort. Where everyone would match drugs and sell them to raise money to help children and families coping with cancer bereavement. She want to call this matches for life. In this became the Genesis for dream. Creating a lasting legacy and foundation. To support organizations. That helped him -- through the trauma of cancer. Following the passing a -- Were eldest daughter Mia commented. That we only -- Quotation mark keep -- dream alive and quotation mark. And this has since become the slogan but -- recess Rosen -- foundation. While undergoing treatments recent wanted to find a way to help children of other families. Who have gone through what her children were experiencing. She went to the provides families with support to cope with cancer. Provide an outlet for children of those who are being treated for cancer. And provide bereavement counseling. For family members who -- left behind. As -- was mentioning. The organization. Is a 501 C three. Nonprofit organization. And in the past few years. New foundation has awarded over 50000 dollars in grants. That and organizations. Which include Judy's house in Colorado. The healing center in Washington. The children's treehouse foundation in Colorado. The clover in Connecticut. In in Massachusetts. The wildflower camp foundation. The cancer connection. The -- so experienced. Meehan campaign. Comfort zone camp. And as we have already heard part playing in Massachusetts. -- how often does your family go to -- play. We go every other month there's a program. Or -- the children. -- When you're on the ride home. What is your -- we discuss after being their. We generally and then. They really are happy when they leave. First of all when they go to -- play if they have. Any other event to go to whether it's this -- merit sports event to our. Any weekend activity. They'll forgo it cause they think it's so important and they're excited to go to the event. To the prima counseling when we come home we'd discuss the projects that were made. And -- there's so proud of these projects that takes us all the way home. In and we just discuss what what happened during the time. And it's always a positive experience. Agreement of the family's and -- play. That they've made several. Friends. At heart play -- where our families get together. In between sessions. And they've been very supportive. Of our foundation. They planned to -- and and invited family is from the heart -- program and other programs to join us in this event. On November 6. If we go go back to 2006. -- You're at that same point in time. Where you when your daughters have just lost threesome. And this foundation. Already existed. Stands. Was available to help your family. To find the proper. Support groups for both you and the children. How much more beneficial that have been going back in time if this foundation and already existed. -- it would have changed our lives dramatically. -- we were fortunate enough. Very early in the process within the first month of two of my wife passing. To come across an organization like -- play. But for most family is. Who are in similar situations. They have nowhere to turn. The -- wouldn't find this organization or organizations like -- play. And and you really lost. He really don't know what to do its really dark times then. He just tried to fight the battle -- today. Just try to get through. In the coming day. This is doctor Aaron -- and you're listening to help them on a sour on Boston's talks stationed in succeeding WRKO. -- speaking with -- Rosen guard. Whose wife -- passed away in 2006. From complications of -- hodgkin's lymphoma. At a very young it's -- -- 39. Leaving behind me in Bolivia where the time -- ages five and three. And was speaking about this wonderful foundation. That. Glenn is co-founder and presidents. That exists as the reset as Rosenberg foundation. It's a nonprofit organization. That provides grants to other 501 C three. Nonprofit public charity organizations. These programs exist. Solely to help families. Coping with cancer. And the Rosenberg foundation. Is really great trying to support for the children. Who have gone through bereavement. There will continue to go to their grievance process. But that they really support the children being able to go. To different places. Expressing themselves -- arts. Through writing. Through other projects. And expressing their feelings. Which has been. A wonderful experience. For me and Olivia. As far as being able to move forward. I'm sure it's -- a great experience for other families. Obviously after a tragedy. It's dramatic to the family. You want any support that you can get. There's support from family within their support from close friends. But to be able to have different organizations we wouldn't go. Who are specialists. In helping families. Is is really amazing. Again -- dream. Is Sunday November 6. At 11:30 in the morning. Until 230 in the afternoon. At the Massachusetts. Horticultural society. On 900 Washington street in Wellesley. You can bring their kids to the dream zone will be activities including a photo Booth. A bag O tournament -- out to ask you have to Winnebago tournament this crafts treats and more. Tickets -- 25 dollars and advance. 35 dollars of the door. And children of course will be able to come in for free. And you could also see more information at www. -- that's RU SA. Rosen guard foundation. Dot org -- what is up bag -- tournament. The bad and turn meant is. Something you see -- Football games are it tail -- with bean bags with they throw. The ball that through the bean bag and try to get into little hole. And it's a very popular children's activity. It -- that all sounds great. If we could. Go back in time the 2006. Ends recess before passing. Was able to look ahead. And see in the year 2011. That this foundation was -- Still exist. Is still helping many many families. Helping them find this has the support they need. Specifically helping the children find the support they need. What would be -- be thinking they'll. -- so would peace. Myelin. And as she looks down on Earth's we feel she's smiling and very happy with what we have done. We've taken a grassroots organization. That started with myself and her two siblings. And we've turned it into. An organization. That really helps children and fairways. And we're making an impact it would doing it. With keeping Reese's dream alive her memory her name. And it's. I can't think of a better way of memorializing. Somebody and I'm sure bush is quite happy and -- she would be the first person to jump in and helped plan. This fundraising event and it's been involved in strategic planning. For the foundation going forward. This is doctor -- laser and you listening to the health of -- sour on Boston's talk station AM succeeding WRKO. My guess Glenn Rosen guard and I are speaking about the recent S Rosen guard foundation. Which the mission of the foundation. Is to provide financial resources. To help children and families. During or after cancer treatment or bereavement. The vision of the recent as Rosen guard foundation. Is that no child or family member. Should go through these dark times feeling alone and helpless. As I mentioned earlier. That it is time of -- passing. He felt somewhat helpless. Turned to his family for whatever else they could give. But was all of a sudden left -- to take care of his two young daughters. And then this foundation and exist and of the time. It would've made. Everyone's lives. That much easier it's to go to a very terrible process. Of terrible bereavement period. But I can tell you that -- family is is doing -- That his daughter is doing raids. And if you wanna make a personal donation. You should go online to WWW. -- recent Rosenberg foundation dot org or you can send a check. To the -- as Rosen guard foundation. At 25. West union street. As slams. AS HL AND Massachusetts. 01721. And sex should be payable to the recess Rosen guard foundation. -- isn't too late to become an event sponsor. Notice not you can certainly. Contact us through the website and you can donate right on line to become a sponsor. Thank you. If you had to pick. Three. Most important ways. That. This foundation. Is helping children today. What would be those three most important ways. I think the first important way the foundation is helping. Children. Is. We are a resource to get children. That and not familiar -- Or families that are not to move these organizations how to where to get help. I think that's the number one. Focus of our foundation. Our second focus is giving out the grants. To wonderful organizations. Across the country. And internationally. To help people so spreading the word. Of where people can get help. It certainly most important. And thirdly as I just look at my children. Who have been affected by this. Having children. All of those that lives and not normal. But. Just seeing them grow. And having the most normal life as possible. -- and in my personal. Circumstance. Seeing my children Meehan Olivia Nolan would. Truly knows that they're missing anything in their life. And certainly missing their mother is. Is just tragic and terrific. But there normal children. And they've grown up and something to -- helped. I know that at. One of the foundation events in the past few years. There was me. Girl who was probably around fifteen or sixteen years of age. Who started going hard play. Our rounds. -- museums. And now she's still goes to all right play. But she now serves more of a volunteering role. Helping children. Who are coming in. To an organization. Who have just suffered a loss. And she'd had such amazing experience. With the support. That she wanted to help transition other children. And to this organization. Do you see your daughter's doing that down the road. Absolutely. That's one of the what -- plays does as people as as the children get older. It really becomes a family the children find it very safe environments being amongst other. Children that have gone through similar circumstances. Whatever type of death whether it's cancer or. Just happened beat cancer and our families. Case but there they've become very comfortable with the organization and they want to help out. As they realize over time as they grow older how much heart -- has meant to them. And their process of of grieving in getting over. The loss of loved one. And children just wanna help out and as they get older. Meehan -- They are you want to do that and ages ten and made. I think that's pretty amazing. -- I wanted to thank you and your late wife Reese. Four. Starting this wonderful organization. To recess Rosen guard foundation. I think it is so amazing. That during. -- cancer treatments. Then she's thinking of ways to help other families. So that don't have the support they need when they're going to a similar. Circumstance. Andy -- so amazing. For a person. To be able to rise about their illness. And to be so strong emotionally. And when -- people. -- commend you means. In recent. -- for that. Again the foundation. Event is Sunday November 6. At 11:30 in the morning. At the Massachusetts horticultural society. 900 Washington State in -- -- Many events for the children. You can go on the rebel website at www. -- Rosenberg felonies in an orange. Not too -- to become an event sponsor. Never too late to make a personal donation. Hands. You also can ask about in employer match. Program. Mentioned to your employer. That the recess Rosen guard foundation. Is a 501 C three public charity. Donations may be tax deductible. And that should be inquired about. -- I think you so much for coming on the sunny afternoon in speaking with us I hope that the events. Continues to be a huge success. They'll that you raise. Many thousands of dollars to help families in this type of situation. We obviously would all that no family would ever have to go through a tragedy. Or a loss of a loved one but -- question is does -- turn. Bands. Now knowing that organizations like your success and tell these families. Is a real great resource -- the society. Am so I thank you again and thank you down very much for having me as a guest. This is doctor Alon -- and you've been listening to the -- the moment sour on Boston's talks to Asian games six AD WRKO. And we've been talking with -- Jersey. Former New England Patriots former Super Bowl champion. About the wonderful efforts that the end -- Failure is done by starting these different foundations. Tell families in need who were fighting cancer. His foundation also funds cancer research. And as amazing the contributions. Joseph Andrew -- contributed. On the football field. I have to tell you that his contributions. To fight cancer a greatly greatly outweigh that. And we know what Grady was a football players you can just imagine how great it is that he's helping. Society tackle cancer. I would also like to think mr. -- Rosen guard. For joining us. For the reset as Rosen guard foundation. Again. This event is going to be on Sunday November 6 at 11:30 in the morning at the Massachusetts horticultural society. Nine under Washington's student mostly. And I wanted to talk to and it's a jazz brunch celebrity guest host Susan Warner will be -- senior events and there's a live and silent auction. As well. So both. The events that we've heard about. Coming up the week in November 5. War. The jazz brunch November 6 on Sunday. Is the events on Monday November 7. Adds 5 PM Christine is to Washington street and route one Foxboro 02035. These two events are going to be great fundraisers. I encourage you to get to both. Of the danger to both of these try to make it's a one. And again I want to thank our guest mr. -- in Jersey and mr. -- Rosen guard and I want to -- both their families. For their tremendous. Efforts. In helping. Families. By cancer. And helping families. With the great support -- needs. When fighting cancer and other illnesses. In. Closing. Public all of our listeners to take the words that mr. Andrews he. Told us to give fighting cancer. That it's very important. Keep a positive outlook. Be very careful -- you going to look at statistics on the Internet and as Joseph told us. Probably not the best idea to do that. Statistics are for the researchers. There for the positions the nurse practitioners. The nurses and caregivers. And -- not a statistic. You're an individual person. That's fighting a very serious illness. At the medical team is going to work. To fight this illness with you as a team. In not a number. So. Be sure that you don't lose hope. And I really hope that for all our listeners that you'll try to make it's that event on Monday November 7. 5 PM for the symposium. With the speakers. And 6 PM for the gala doors opening. Heading in for tickets Joseph Andrew -- foundation dot org. Or you can call 7742. Lead 44694. Again this is doctor Alon Glazer of Wellesley primary care medicine. We wish you a happy and healthy week. Stay well they'll look forward to you joining me again next Sunday at 5 PM until 6 PM. On Boston's stock station -- succeeding WR TO thinks listening.