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MLB Athlete Donates $3.5 Million to Fight Childhood Cancer

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Anthony Rizzo’s extremely generous gift of $3.5 million to the Lurie Hospital in Chicago will do wonders for children who are currently and will in the future battle cancer. These types of charitable donations can make a huge difference in the lives of patients and their families. Rizzo isn’t the only athlete getting involved with the cause. Charities such as Curing Kids Cancer based in Atlanta, GA donated $1.2 million to the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital back in 2015. This donation was supported by the University of South Carolina football team, who also ran an awareness campaign for the charity. The university’s athletic department has a history of raising awareness and fundraising for pediatric cancer, and played a large role in the charity’s donation towards increasing pediatric cancer research. And, this is just one example of many athletes and athletic teams that use their visibility to raise awareness and garner financial support for pediatric cancer research.