The ABMA Foundation has announced a $5,000 General Endowment award to Andrea Chiappelli to aid with his medical treatments and care. ABMA Foundation President D Scott Enchelmaier said “We are pleased to have a Foundation that can serve to help industry people in need. Andrea Chiappelli has worked in at least five ABMA member companies over the past couple of decades and has a longstanding relationship within the industry. We are most happy and honored to be in a position to help Andrea and his family.”
Andrea and his wife Tory Chiappelli are grateful to ABMA and the Foundation for its support as the family navigates the road ahead. Tory provided more information on Andrea’s medical situation in a letter posted on the ABMA website earlier this month:
Andrea has an aggressive form of lymphoma that we’ve been battling for one year now. We’re running out of options here in the U.S.. Even though we were able to beat the aggressive cancer in his throat with radiation treatment, the colon cancer is now spreading. We are trying to get Andrea into a clinic in Milan or other options abroad where they have more expertise with his kind of cancer and prognosis. The Milan option would allow Andrea to be close to his family during an extremely difficult time. For this reason, this is our first choice.
We need the financial help to get him in front of the experts that can save his life. His situation is turning urgent and we need to get him moving very quickly. Thank you so much for your help.
The ABMA Foundation exists to serve members of the broom, brush, mop and roller industry. For more information or to apply for an award, please visit: www.abma.org/foundation