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Good Guy Anthony Rizzo Donates $3.5 Million to Children’s Hospital for Cancer Treatment
Cubs fans don’t really need another reason to love Anthony Rizzo. But they’re getting one anyway.
On Monday, Rizzo’s charitable foundation announced that it will be donating $3.5 million to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
— Lurie Children’s (@LurieChildrens) May 8, 2017
Rizzo was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2008. He went through chemotherapy for six months before getting the good news that his cancer was in remission.
“As a survivor of cancer myself, I know the emotional and financial strain the diagnosis of cancer can put on a family,” Rizzo said in a statement. “I believe that an individual does not battle cancer alone — his or her entire family does. That’s why we’ve designated this money to go directly to help families on the front lines.”
These endowments will ensure no family will ever have to choose between paying their rent or being with their sick child. #Hope44Fund
— A. Rizzo Foundation (@RizzoFoundation) May 8, 2017
The Rizzo Foundation’s incredible donation comes at a time when everyone in America is talking about healthcare.
Last week, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel was in the news after his touching plea for universal health care for children went viral. Two days later, Congress passed the American Health Care Act, a bill many health experts say could loosen the rules that prohibit health insurance companies from charging ghastly premiums on people with preexisting conditions.
Hat Tip – [Chicago Tribune]