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Packers Calendar: Former Packer Joe Andruzzi Back at the Boston Marathon

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Packers Calendar: Former Packer Joe Andruzzi Back at the Boston Marathon

Cheesehead TV hopes all our readers had a very good Easter and Passover weekend...

Monday marks the final day of vacation for a vast majority of Green Bay Packers players as their offseason training program begins on Tuesday back at team headquarters, although many will spend their time traveling to Green Bay today.

Out in Boston, meanwhile, former Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Joe Andruzzi will be busy greeting runners, raising money on behalf of his namesake Upbeat Cancer Foundation at the 118th Boston Marathon on the one-year anniversary of last year's bombing that killed three people and injured more than 200.

One of the enduring images from last year's marathon was Andruzzi selflessly carrying an injured woman to an ambulance with her distraught children looking on.

Andruzzi, who also played and won three Super Bowls with the local New England Patriots, was diagnosed and treated for leukemia in 2007 and now raises money to benefit cancer patients and research. He entered the NFL with the Packers back in 1997 and played for three seasons in Green Bay.

After being impacted by last year's events, Andruzzi will be back in Boston on Monday supporting his runners and hosting a watch party after they finish the race at the Forum Restaurant. According to the Boston Herald, his runners have already raised $350,000 from this year's race alone.

The Boston Marathon airs from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT on Universal Sports Network.

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