Rally Against Cancer
The diagnosis of cancer changes lives forever. For patients and families the changes are often physical, emotional and psychological. Rally Against Cancer, presented by Professional Solutions Insurance Company, raises money to help the patients and families at John Stoddard Cancer Center while they are going through one of the hardest fights of their lives.
Rally is our signature fundraiser for the cancer center, and proceeds from the last 20 years of the event have brought comfort, resources and healing when it is needed most. Most recently, Rally helped support services like the Oncology Navigator Program, Charlie Cutler Healing Therapies Program, Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Program, EMPOWER salon, and our Compassion Fund. These programs are available at no cost and are only possible because of the generosity of others.
Though the event may look different in a virtual format, we can guarantee it will be just as inspiring, impactful and important as it has always been. We are also incredibly excited to let you know Anthony Rizzo will be the featured speaker for the event!
Anthony Rizzo is the All-Star first baseman for the Chicago Cubs, and at the young age of 31, he is already one of the most decorated players in Cubs' history. Notably, in 2016, he led the Cubs to their first World Series Championship in 108 years! Rizzo has accomplished a lot off the field as well. In 2008, during his first year in professional baseball, Anthony was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and underwent six months of chemotherapy at the same time his grandmother was battling breast cancer. Within a few years of remission, the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation was founded with a mission of raising money for cancer research and to support families with children battling cancer. The organization has donated millions in support of these important causes. We are honored to have Anthony join us for this year's Rally and can't wait for him to share his story with you all!
Many things came to a halt this year, but cancer didn't stop.and neither did the team at Stoddard. Your support for our team as they walk alongside patients is needed now more than ever, and we hope you will join us for Rally 2021 to make a difference!