10/21 Support Rizzo in 5K walk Dec. 15
Anthony Rizzo has now been cancer free for five years and you can celebrate the anniversary with the Cubs first baseman and help a good cause by taking part in his second Walk Off for Cancer on Dec. 15 at Pine Trails Park in Parkland, Fla. The event includes a 5K walk, entertainment, refreshments from local merchants, a raffle and guest appearances. This is a family friendly event, so everyone is welcome.
Registration is available for $30 per person until 10 p.m. ET on Dec. 14. It’s best to register online at http://www.Rizzo44.com, and the fee includes access to food and beverages, a T-shirt, and a Rizzo Family Foundation wristband.
If you can’t attend the walk, you can still donate to Rizzo’s foundation. Go to http://www.Rizzo44.com for more information.
In 2008, Rizzo was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma while in the Red Sox Minor League system. He underwent six months of chemotherapy, and after passing the tests, made a personal commitment to help others. His first Walk Off for Cancer last year raised more than $100,000. He also hosted a “Cook Off for Cancer” in August in Chicago, which raised more than $150,000. Rizzo is the Cubs’ Roberto Clemente nominee this year as well.
— Carrie Muskat