ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., June 8, 2022 — Gallagher, a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, is partnering with the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation for the fourth consecutive year to support its mission of helping pediatric cancer patients and their families in the fight against cancer.
This year, the Rizzo Series Presented by Gallagher will host events in Illinois, New York and Florida that welcome pediatric cancer patients and their families to an afternoon of fun at family-friendly spaces. The series kicks off at Santa's Village in East Dundee, Illinois, on Friday, June 10. The August event features a shopping spree for 20 families at FAO Schwartz in New York City, and a final event will take place in Florida later this year. Previously, Gallagher has partnered with the Foundation by supporting The Walk-Off for Cancer in Parkland, Florida, The Cook-Off for Cancer and by packing care packages for a Chicago-area hospital.
"Gallagher is proud to partner once again with the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation as we strive to create positive memories through this entertainment series for children with pediatric cancer and their families," said Christopher Mead, Gallagher's Chief Marketing Officer. "The Foundation's mission closely aligns with The Gallagher Way core tenets of supporting, believing, acknowledging and respecting the abilities of one another. We are continuing to put those values into action by partnering with the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation to support this meaningful mission."
To support a safe environment for immunocompromised children and their families, the Foundation collaborates closely with hospital staff on safety procedures at these venues, including limited attendance during the events, enhanced disinfection protocols and social distancing requirements.
"We are honored to partner with Gallagher on the Rizzo Series," said Anthony Rizzo, New York Yankees First Baseman. "To be able to bring families out for a fun night where they can get away from the world of cancer and just enjoy themselves is so important. I am grateful that our partnership with Gallagher allows us to provide meaningful opportunities for these families and have memories they can look back on after their cancer journey and smile about."
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About Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation
The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded by New York Yankees 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. All of us at the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation believe that every family deserves a fighting chance.
Kelli Murray, Gallagher