PARKLAND, FL - This morning over a thousand participants will join together to support the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation’s Seventh Annual Walk-Off for Cancer 5K! The event is geared towards the entire family and features a 5K walk, entertainment and raffle prizes and will take place at Pine Trails Park in Parkland, FL. Pre- registration is sold out but there are a limited number of tickets for registration available at 7:30 a.m. on site.  Last year almost 1500 people participated and raised over $950,000.

Anthony Rizzo is a MSD graduate and first baseman for the Chicago Cubs. He is also a cancer survivor. At the start of his professional baseball career, Rizzo was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at just 18 years of age. Four years later he started the non-profit Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation. The Foundation raises money to support cancer research and the families fighting the disease. This year the walk has already surpassed their goal of raising one million dollars. Funds raised by today’s walk will benefit the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and direct grants to families battling cancer.

Join Anthony Rizzo, his family and the community and walk to end cancer. For more information visit:

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Registration Opens: 7:30am

Event Begins: 8:30am

Walk Begins: 9:00am