Anthony Rizzo Speaker Profile
Anthony Rizzo Biography
Anthony Rizzo was born August 8, 1989 and is an Italian-American professional baseball first baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is a three-time All-Star. Rizzo was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the sixth round of the 2007 MLB draft and became a top minor league prospect in the Red Sox organization. He was traded to the San Diego Padres after the 2010 season along with three other prospects in exchange for All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. After being traded to the Cubs in 2012, he developed into an All-Star player.
Rizzo was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in April 2008. The survival rate for Hodgkin's lymphoma is about 95%. Rizzo went through chemotherapy for six months. His grandmother was battling breast cancer at the same time. On September 2, 2008, Rizzo's doctor told him he was in remission. He still had six weeks left of treatment and had some follow-up testing. On November 18, Rizzo's doctor told him he could live a normal life. In 2012, The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation began. It is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, benefiting cancer research and the families fighting the disease. The foundation is run entirely by Rizzo's family, his close friends and his management team. Rizzo provides oversight and leadership.
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