The Chicago-based Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation recently gave to the University of Chicago Medicine's Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Program, a collaborative program that offers coordinated care for young adults ages 15-30 with leukemia or lymphoma. The money will go toward assisting families with transportation and other expenses.
"We are proud to support the University of Chicago and the AYA Oncology Program," says Abby Suarez, executive director of the foundation. "No family should ever have to choose between paying a bill and saving their child’s life, and we are honored to be a part of helping these families through the most difficult time of their lives."
Treated for Hodgkin's Lymphoma when he was 18 years old, the Chicago Cubs first baseman founded the nonprofit foundation to support young cancer patients and families . For more on Rizzo's personal story, click here.