GB Supports the Eighth Annual Anthony Rizzo Foundation Walk Off for Cancer
Nov 26, 2019

On November 23, 2019, Gallagher Bassett was a presenting sponsor of the Anthony Rizzo Foundation 8th Annual Walk Off for Cancer.  In our second 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 1,300 people joined Rizzo for the annual 5K walk that raised a record-breaking $1.3 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.  We were thrilled to have Pat Gallagher, CEO of Gallagher join us this year, along with colleagues from Gallagher Benefit Services and Risk Placement Services.


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, Supervisor Cathy Radock, 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 eight 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


The whole group who volunteered with GB


Assistant Branch Manager Alison Machulak handing out Gentle Bears at the event


Pat Gallagher and his family, who participated in the walk off


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