#Cubs Rizzo joins MLB stars in SU2C ad

Anthony Rizzo is part of a new campaign by “Stand Up To Cancer” (SU2C) titled “Potential” which features a brief home video of the Cubs first baseman playing baseball as a kid. Rizzo joins the Nationals’ Bryce Harper, the Angels’ Mike Trout, the Blue Jays’ David Price and the Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen in the ad, which will debut Friday during Game 3 of the World Series. Major League Baseball and its 30 teams have committed nearly $40 million to SU2C. Besides the Major League players, the video includes children who have survived or who are in the battle against cancer.

Rizzo is a cancer survivor himself; he was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma when he was a Minor Leaguer.

“It is so special to be involved in such an inspiring campaign with Stand Up To Cancer and MLB,” Rizzo said. “As a cancer survivor, I know first-hand what it takes to fight the disease — courage, strength and the support of people all around you cheering you on. I’m proud to play for an organization that understands how powerful our voices are in the fight against cancer.”

Rizzo and his Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation have taken up the fight against cancer as well, and on Nov. 15 will host their fourth Walk Off for Cancer in Parkland, Fla.

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