The ONE Ride beneficiaries are each amazing 501(c) 3 foundations with strong missions; four that deal with cancer, and one that helps military families with the aftermath of war. If you'd like to know why the foundations were selected, please go to the bottom of the page.

Joe Andruzzi Foundation (Mansfield, Massachusetts)
"The Joe Andruzzi Foundation is committed to providing help, hope, and a reason to smile for cancer patients and their families by contributing financial and emotional support when it is needed most."

American Indian Cancer Foundation (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
“To eliminate the cancer burdens on American Indian families through education, prevention, early detection, treatment and survivor support.”

Gilda’s Club of Seattle (Seattle, Washington)
“To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.”

Green Beret Foundation (San Antonio, Texas)
“The Green Beret Foundation provides immediate financial assistance to Green Berets who are injured in the line of duty, to their families, and to the families of our fallen brothers. We also distribute funds to support the extended care an injured Green Beret requires in the event the Veteran's Administration is unable or unwilling. The Foundation is focused on the immediate special needs of our wounded and is dedicated to the long term health of our Green Beret Family.”

B.A.S.E. Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation (Winter Park, Florida)
“To provide a year-round series of programs for children and families facing the challenge of living with cancer, and other life-threatening, hematology related illnesses.”
Why Chuck selected these particular five charities

In the beginning, before The ONE Ride mission and campaign were fully developed, Chuck was going to fundraise for just the Joe Andruzzi Foundation. After all, Chuck and his family have been inextricably connected to the Andruzzis since meeting in 2003 when Joe played for the NE Patriots. After Joe's diagnosis, move back to New England, and treatment for Lymphoma, they were involved in the formation of the Foundation. Chuck volunteers at every event. Anne sits on the Board of Directors. Chad, who lives in NYC helps whenever possible. Gillian is now the Events Director and Volunteer Coordinator for JAF. It's a family affair.

But the idea of giving back in a bigger way, especially to foundations that did not have big national media campaigns or huge budgets, led Chuck to search out charities with strong missions near and dear to his heart:

The B.A.S.E Camp Children's Cancer Foundation - Chuck's nephew Mathew, who lived in southern Florida, died when he was just 8 years old from Leukemia. The BCCCF focuses on children with cancer, their siblings and their families, providing wonderful experiences to help celebrate life. Monies raised for them will be presented, by Chuck, with Mathew in his heart.

The American Indian Cancer Foundation - Riding through South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana have given Chuck a deep appreciation for the Native American landscape and culture. His many years of work in oncology pointed out disturbing statistics around cancer education, prevention, detection, treatment and survivor support in this population. Money to help the AICF will improve and SAVE lives.

Gilda's Club of Seattle - when searching for a foundation to represent the Northwest, Gilda's Club jumped off the page for Chuck as it talked to so many of the things he thought were important for families facing cancer: A free program for families learning to live with cancer… for men, women and children…for all cancers…dealing with a disease with spirit and humor and caring.

And finally, The Green Beret Foundation - Chuck's patriotism and love of country started young in the Boy Scouts (he is an Eagle Scout) and continues today with his involvement in Homes for the Troops, fundraising for local American Legions, and monthly support for The Wounded Warrior Project. A riding friend who sat on the Board of the Green Beret Foundation helped Chuck understand their mission and the great work they do to help our military families in crisis… and so the connection.

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