Andy Savage died from stomach cancer in March 2019 at the age of 38. Andy was a quiet force who lived life to its fullest. He was athletic, loved to travel, and had a wonderment for adventure and nature. He was the happiest in front of a campfire or going on a hike with his family. Andy was curious and pursued a variety of interests, from fixing up vintage motorcycles to running road races to mixing electronic music at Boston-area venues. More than anything, he loved his family and was committed to making lasting memories with his wife and two young children.
Following his diagnosis, Andy savagely fought to overcome this terrible disease. He took advantage of any opportunity to help others better understand the needs of someone with a life-threatening illness. Andy provided whatever samples were necessary for research. He also met with a classroom of medical students to discuss his journey and experiences. Additionally, he participated in and later volunteered for the LIVESTRONG program at the YMCA to help others regain their strength after cancer treatment.
The Savage Light enables Andy's light to live on. It represents the importance of giving during life and lending a hand or ear to others struggling through life's challenges. We hope that sharing Andy's light will ignite hope and peace in others.
Since the inception of The Savage Light each product has represented hope & inspiration to people during challenging times. During the pandemic The Savage Light donated hundreds of products to people in need of emotional support. It was decided to expand our efforts and support families living with memory loss. Andy had a passion to support the well being of others. This effort will support the needs of families each day. At the same time funds will support a more global effort for research in gastric cancers.
A fund has been set up to support research for gastric cancer with Dana Farber. Additionally, Andy had a strong desire to work with the geriatric population. A fund has been set up with the Alzheimer's Family Support Center in Brewster, MA. to support families in need. For your donation of $18.00 or more, we will thank you by sharing a Savage Light with you. You will need to pay shipping via PayPal. Campfire people is the only product that does not ship.
On behalf of the Savage family & friends, we thank you for your generous donation to these important causes.
The Savage Light website provides some basic information and important links related to cancer research. Our goal is for you to learn about stomach cancer and share with your loved ones. We need your support to help fund the research which continues to make advancements in early detection and treatments. Gastric cancer is one of the most underfunded areas in research.
Andy had a strong desire to give back and support those who needed guidance, support & hope. He had a vested interest in working with the elderly in helping them improve their well being.
The Savage Light offers products which are reflective of Andy's sense of adventure and creativity. The Savage Light website allows its creators to share the light Andy had as a man, husband, father, son and brother.