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William Raveis Ride + Walk

The William Raveis Charitable Fund will host the fifth annual William Raveis Ride + Walk benefiting the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  This family and community fundraising event includes a 5K walk, a 12-mile, 25-mile and 50-mile bike ride, and a children’s 100-yard dash.  Following the walk, rides and dash, there will be food, music and kids’ activities.  100% of donations raised by participants benefit the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

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Annual Breakfast

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's Annual Breakfast was held on June 5, 2019, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York and raised more than $1.1 million.  Board Member William M. Raveis, Jr., Chairman and CEO, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, was honored for his transformational support and commitment to raising funds and awareness for Damon Runyon.

Guests heard from Megan Insco, MD, PhD, a Damon Runyon-William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital, about new approaches to melanoma treatment, and Omar Abdel-Wahab, MD, a former Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, whose research focuses on genetic alterations in blood cancers.

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

Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium: Run/Walk for Cancer Research


The 11th annual Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium was held on Saturday, May 11, 2019

More than 2,100 runners, walkers, cancer survivors, and their friends and family members gathered at Yankee Stadium to raise funds for cancer research.  One of New York’s most unique fundraising events, the Runyon 5K is the only charitable run/walk that uses the iconic Stadium as its course.  100% of donations raised by Runyon 5K participants will directly support innovative young scientists funded by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.  Since inception, the event has raised more than $5.6 million.

Many thanks to MetLife Foundation, our presenting sponsor, and to all the Runyon 5K participants, supporters and volunteers who made our 11th year a home run for cancer research!

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Theater Benefits

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's Spring Theater Benefit was held on Thursday, April 4, 2019, and featured a preview performance of Director Daniel Fish’s critically acclaimed reimagined production of OKLAHOMA! at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

Guests had the opportunity to meet several Damon Runyon scientists at our pre-theater dinner and heard firsthand how their donations help achieve breakthroughs in how we diagnose, treat and prevent all forms of cancer.

For more information regarding our Theater Benefits, please contact Kim Kubert, Senior Director of Special Events, at or 212.455.0501.