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Rizzo's cancer fundraiser cook-off on Friday

ST. LOUIS -- Tickets are still available for Anthony Rizzo's second "Cook-Off for Cancer" fundraiser to be held Friday, 6-10 p.m. CT, at Revel Downtown, 440 W. Randolph, in Chicago.

Last year's event raised more than $150,000 to help and support families with children fighting cancer.

"The direction the foundation is going is really nice to see. It's growing and we just want to continue to do this in Chicago," Rizzo said Thursday.

Rizzo and the Cubs' players and coaching staff will be serving food and competing for tips, with proceeds going to benefit pediatric cancer research, care and support.

Participating chefs include Lee Ann Whippen of Chicago q, Mario Hernandez of Del Frisco's, Giuseppe Tentori of GT Fish and Oyster, Joseph Farina of Joe's Fish, David Burns of Levy Restaurants, Molly Johnson of Limelight Catering, Tony Priolo of Piccolo Sogno, Cosmo Goss of Publican, Doug Psaltis of RPM Italian, Doug Tomek of Uncle Dougies and Joseph Heppe of Untitled 111.

One of the best parts of the event is the food tasting. Does Rizzo like to eat?

"Absolutely," he said, laughing.

Tickets are $200 per person. For tickets and information, visit

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.
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