(NECN) – Former Patriot player Joe Andruzzi was having an event for his cancer foundation at Forum Restaurant when the Boston Marathon was bombed in 2013. This year, he will be watching the marathon from the same place.
Forty-nine runners will be running on behalf of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation this year. He said they have already raised $450,000 for cancer research.
He said that it is a huge sacrifice when someone runs on behalf of the foundation or behalf of one of the victims of the blasts.
Andruzzi recalled the day of the marathon bombings and how he helped a mother who was injured. A photo taken of Andruzzi carrying the woman has become an iconic image of the tragedy.