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Anthony Rizzo hosts fundraiser for childhood cancer research

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Cubs World Series champion Anthony Rizzo threw a party on Thursday to help kids with cancer. (WLS)

Cubs World Series champion Anthony Rizzo threw a party on Thursday to help kids with cancer.

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A group of cancer survivors hung out with the Cubs before Friday's game, including one of the players, who is a cancer survivor himself.



The 5th annual Cook-Off for Cancer Fundraiser was sold out.

Rizzo's teammates and coaches pitched in to bartend, greet guests and take part in auctions.

About 18 top Chicago chefs and restaurants provided the spread for the benefit. Rizzo is a cancer survivor, and has been devoted to pediatric cancer research.

His family foundation provides support for parents so they can take care of their children as they battle disease.

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Anthony Rizzo has become the face of the franchise, and his value to the team and community is evident in his regular visits to Lurie Children's Hospital.


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