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Support Damon Runyon and meet the scientists whose research you are helping to fund at one of our events. Key fundraising events are listed below – please continue to check back for updates. Smaller regional events are also hosted across the country to highlight the work of our scientists for our community of supporters. These events take place in the Bay Area, Boston, the Hamptons, West Palm Beach, and beyond. If you live in or frequently travel to these areas, or want to know if there’s an upcoming event near you, please contact Kim Kubert, Senior Director of Special Events, at for more information.

2024 Timmerman Traverse

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Timmerman Traverse, an adventurous initiative that brings leaders and investors in biotech together to scale extraordinary physical—and philanthropic—heights. Biotech journalist, entrepreneur, and mountaineer Luke Timmerman will lead a team of 20 scientific luminaries who will hike to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain, while aiming to raise at least $1 million to benefit Damon Runyon cancer researchers.

To learn how you can support the team or an individual climber, please visit the 2024 Timmerman Traverse site here, or contact Kim Kubert, Senior Director of Special Events, at

Join us in Cambridge on January 23 for “Bridging the Gap”, a fundraising event for the Timmerman Traverse in support of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Learn more here.

Annual Breakfast

Save the Date! The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation’s Annual Breakfast will be held from 8:30–10:30 am on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. Join us as we honor Ken Langone, Chairman of Invemed Associates and Co-Founder of The Home Depot. More details to be announced soon.

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

Fall Theater Benefit

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's Fall Theater Benefit was held on Thursday, November 16, 2023, and featured a performance of Gutenberg! The Musical!, a two-man musical comedy starring Tony Award nominees Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells, who reunited on Broadway for the first time since sharing the stage in The Book of Mormon more than a decade ago.

Guests had the opportunity to meet several Damon Runyon scientists at our pre-theater reception and heard firsthand how their support can 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.

Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium

The Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium was held on Saturday, July 29, 2023. More than 1,200 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 events, the Runyon 5K is a charitable run/walk that uses the iconic Stadium as its course. 100% of donations raised by Runyon 5K participants directly support innovative young scientists funded by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. 

Many thanks to our 2023 Runyon 5K sponsors, participants, supporters, and volunteers who made the event a home run for cancer research! To learn more or donate, visit

If you would like to be added to our email list to receive news and updates about the 2024 Runyon 5K, please sign up for our Runyon 5K Email Alert.

William Raveis Charitable Fund Events

The William Raveis Charitable Fund hosts fundraising events throughout the year in support of 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 find an event near you, visit