Because You Live Here!

MENDON, MA – June 11, 2024 – Earth Ltd. and Southwick’s Zoo partnered with the Joe Andruzzi Foundation to offer an extraordinary evening at Southwick’s Zoo for families living with cancer. The special event took place on June 5, providing a serene and joyful after-hours experience for these deserving families. 

Families entered the zoo after hours and enjoyed exclusive, quiet time to explore the zoo and create lasting memories together. The evening was made even more special with the attendance of Joe Andruzzi, former New England Patriots guard, and three-time Super Bowl champion. Joe Andruzzi’s inspiring presence and warm interactions brought smiles to many faces, offering hope and encouragement to all in attendance. 

“We are honored to collaborate with the Joe Andruzzi Foundation to provide this unique experience for families facing such challenging times,” said Betsey Brewer Bethel, Founder and Executive Director of Earth Ltd. “It was a heartwarming evening filled with joy and togetherness, and we are grateful to have been a part of it.” 

“The Joe Andruzzi Foundation is so grateful to everyone at Earth Ltd. and the Southwick Zoo for opening their doors to area cancer patients and their family members,” said Joe Andruzzi. “Putting smiles on faces and helping patients forget about cancer for a little while is why the Foundation hosts these UpBeat Events. We can’t think of a better place that fun a night at the zoo!”  

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation is dedicated to supporting families affected by cancer, and this event exemplified the positive impact that community partnerships can have in creating moments of happiness and connection. 

Earth Ltd. Is a non-profit organization based adjacent to Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon, Massachusetts. They provide zoo visitors and the community with high quality educational programming.  

Earth Ltd. is hosting the Benefit EARTH Bash, their largest annual fundraiser, to support various educational programs and the construction of their new Earth Connection Center on June 21, 2024. The event promises an evening of adventure at Southwick’s Zoo, featuring live music, delicious food, drinks, prizes, and much more. 

  • Date:  June 21, 2024 
  • Time: 5:00pm 
  • Location: Southwick’s Zoo, Mendon, MA 
  • Ticket Information: VIP and General Admission tickets available at 

Don’t miss your chance to support a great cause while enjoying an incredible evening. 

For more information about Earth Ltd., the Benefit EARTH Bash, and our initiatives, please visit 


Kelsea Lopez 

About Earth Ltd.: 

Earth Ltd.’s mission is to inspire, engage, and connect people in the protection and conservation of our planet’s biodiversity and future. 

About the Joe Andruzzi Foundation: 

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation is committed to providing help, hope, and a reason to smile, for New England cancer patients and their families by contributing financial support when it is needed most. Founded in 2008 by former New England Patriots three-time Super Bowl Champion offensive guard Joe Andruzzi and his wife Jen, the Joe Andruzzi Foundation grew out of Joe’s own successful battle with cancer and the couple’s ongoing work with young cancer patients. In 2007, Joe’s football career abruptly ended when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Burkitt’s lymphoma. Disease-free less than a year later, Joe and Jen chose to dedicate their lives towards solving the financial distress a cancer diagnosis can cause in the lives of patients and families. In 2023 alone, JAF distributed more than $1.3 million in direct assistance to help patients and their families throughout New England. In May, JAF celebrated its $1 million milestone in food security grants.  For more information, or to make a donation, please visit: or TwitterFacebook, and Instagram pages.