@gives back 2018: Striking Out Cancer With The Anthony Rizzo Foundation

There are many things @properties is known for: being Chicago’s #1 luxury real estate brokerage, remaining on the forefront of technology, and fostering a supportive working environment. We are proud of each and every achievement.

However, we’re the proudest when it comes to our @gives back community fund.

Endowed in 2009, @gives back provides an outlet for our agents, employees, and colleagues to make a positive impact on the dozens of communities and thousands of lives throughout Chicagoland. Each and every year since its inception, the community fund provides support for the city we hold near and dear.

Through @properties agent submissions, we identify a different local organization that meets our same mission of improving the lives of families in need in Chicago each year. Our efforts throughout 2018 will benefit the Anthony Rizzo’s Family Foundation.

During his battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo realized that no matter how difficult it was for him to fight the disease, it was even more difficult for his family. In 2012, Anthony created The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money for cancer research and provides support to families with children battling cancer.

On June 7th, we hosted our Strike Out Cancer fundraiser at Architectural Artifacts in Ravenswood, featuring a silent auction, live entertainment, small bites and cocktails alongside Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who joined the evening for a VIP reception. We are delighted to share that our efforts from this night raised $133,000 dollars for the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation. 

We would like to extend a big thank you to all of those who attended this event and supported the cause. We’re forever grateful to be able to foster such a supportive group of people. For those unable to attend or for those looking to relive the magic of the evening, here’s a peek behind the scenes:

 

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