On December 2, 2018, Gallagher Bassett was a presenting sponsor of the Anthony Rizzo Foundation 7th Annual Walk Off for Cancer. In our first year as a presenting sponsor, we joined long-time local sponsors to raise money to help families in their effort to battle cancer.
More than 1,000 people joined Rizzo for the annual 5K walk that raised a record-breaking $1.1 million for the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, which will benefit the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and families battling cancer.
“It is amazing to be back here this year for a great cause at Pine Trails Park,” Rizzo said, adding he has received support not only from the community and Chicago Cubs fans but also from all over the world. “(Parkland) is a resilient community that comes down and supports [the walk] every single year.
Gallagher Bassett was represented at the event, Pine Trails Park, in Parkland, FL, by Ft. Lauderdale Claims Operations Assistant Vice President Andrea Humphries, Assistant Branch Manager Alison Machulak, Supervisors Cathy Radock, Kay Roos, Senior Resolution Manager Samanthi Mullegama, and Claims Assistant Wanda Figueroa.
Gentle Bear was there to support our walkers and families, joining the hundreds of children in the walk, and spreading his story of compassion and comfort to those who need it the most.
“This year’s Walk-Off for Cancer was a great success,” said Abby Suarez, the foundation’s Executive Director. “We are truly appreciative of all our volunteers, participants, donors, sponsors and Parkland community who have supported the foundation the last seven years.”
The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit 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 whole family battles it together. 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 his management team with Anthony providing oversight and leadership.
The Rizzo Foundation holds several fundraising opportunities throughout the year to support their mission. To learn more, please visit http://rizzo44.com/
Gallagher Bassett Ft. Lauderdale team members (l-r) Kay Roos, Alison Machulak, Andrea Humphries, Cathy Radock and Gentle Bear
Gallagher Bassett walkers and Gentle Bear meet Anthony Rizzo (center)
Related to the Gallagher sponsorship of the Chicago Cubs, Gallagher Bassett is a proud presenting sponsor of the Anthony Rizzo Foundation Walk Off for Cancer.