Tickets on sale for 'Cook-Off for Cancer' fundraiser

Tickets on sale for 'Cook-Off for Cancer' fundraiser

CHICAGO -- Tickets are now on sale for Anthony Rizzo's second "Cook-Off for Cancer" fundraiser to be held May 16, 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.

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.

Rizzo was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma at age 18, and endured six months of chemotherapy. On Sept. 2, 2008, he was told he was in remission.

"Fighting cancer is a battle for the entire family," Rizzo said. "The child endures the cancer treatments, but it's his or her family struggling to pay all the bills, shuttling back and forth to appointments, and hurting for their child."

Tickets for the event are $200 per person with limited number of tables available for $1,200. For tickets and information, visit www.cubs.com/cook.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.