Our Mission

Our Mission

To accelerate breakthroughs, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation provides today’s best young scientists with funding to pursue innovative cancer research.

We support young scientists who have great potential to achieve breakthroughs in how we diagnose, treat and prevent cancer.

Our goals are to:

  • Identify and fund the best and brightest early-career scientists in cancer research
  • Enable risk taking on bold new ideas
  • Accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries into new diagnostic tools and treatments

100% of all donations are used to support cutting-edge scientific research.

Our low administrative and fundraising costs are paid from Damon Runyon Broadway Tickets and our endowment.