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Annual Breakfast

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's Annual Breakfast will be held from 7:30-9:30 am on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Join us as we honor two exceptional leaders for their contributions to cancer research: Kenneth C. Frazier, Executive Chairman, Merck & Co., Inc., and William G. Kaelin, Jr., MD, 2019 Nobel Laureate and Damon Runyon Board Member. You can view our invitation here and purchase a table or ticket(s), or make a donation online here.

For further information, please contact Kim Kubert, Senior Director of Special Events, at or 212.455.0501.

Runyon 5K

Registration for the Virtual Damon Runyon 5K for Cancer Research is now open! Join us virtually on October 9, 2021 – or choose any date that works for you! Run or walk in your neighborhood, in a local park, or on a treadmill at home. It’s free to sign up, or for an entry fee of $25, you’ll receive a Runyon 5K t-shirt!

While the virtual Runyon 5K experience is different, our goal remains the same: to strike out cancer. We hope you'll step up to the plate and participate from wherever you are! Your support is more critical than ever to helping the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation continue to fund the best young scientists with bold ideas for beating cancer. 

Learn more and register today at

If you would like to be added to our email list to receive news and updates about the Runyon 5K, please sign up for our Runyon 5K Email Alert.

Spring 2022 Theater Benefit

Nearly 18 months after theaters first went dark due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we look forward to Broadway's reopening and the return of our semi-annual Theater Benefits. 

Join us for an evening of dinner and conversation with Damon Runyon scientists followed by a preview performance of Meredith Willson's beloved classic, The Music Man, starring Tony Award winners Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, at our Spring Theater Benefit on Wednesday, March 30, 2022

More details to be announced soon! To reserve tickets or for further information, please contact Kim Kubert, Senior Director of Special Events, at

William Raveis Ride + Walk

The William Raveis Charitable Fund will host their annual Raveis Ride + Walk benefiting the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT. Both in-person and virtual options will be offered to participants. This family-friendly community fundraising event includes a 5K walk and 12-mile, 25-mile and 50-mile bike rides, followed by a festival featuring music, food, and kids' activities.  

Since the inaugural Ride + Walk in 2015, the William Raveis Charitable Fund has raised more than $2.7 million for Damon Runyon. We are incredibly grateful to the entire Raveis community for their continued support of Damon Runyon scientists who remain focused on finding a cure for cancer. 

To learn more and register, visit