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Anthony Rizzo hosted the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation's second annual "Laugh-Off for Cancer" event at Studio Paris on January 14, 2016. The night featured Cubs players taking the stage with improvisational actors from The Second City and jokes from headliner Brody Stevens of "Chelsea Lately."
The event raised more than $250,000, which will help provide support to children and their families battling cancer.
The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Anthony realized during his own battle with cancer that no matter how difficult fighting cancer was for him, it was even more difficult for his family. Anthony believes that an individual does not battle cancer alone, but that the entire family does. The mission of the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation is to raise money for cancer research and to provide support to children and their families battling the disease. The Foundation is run entirely by Anthony's family, his close friends and management team, with Anthony providing oversight and leadership. All of us at the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation believe that every family deserves a fighting chance.