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William Raveis Ride + Walk

We are proud to partner with William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage, & Insurance for The William Raveis Ride + Walk, which will be held in Norwalk, CT on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Individuals and teams can participate in a 12-mile bike ride, 25-mile bike ride, or a 5K walk for a fun-filled day to raise funds for cancer research. 100% of all donations will benefit the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

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


The ninth annual Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium was held on Saturday, July 15, 2017

More than 1,200 runners, walkers, cancer survivors, and their friends and family 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. As always, 100% of donations raised at the Runyon 5K went directly to support the innovative young scientists funded by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Since inception, the event has raised more than $4.5 million.

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Annual Breakfast: Celebrating Scientists

Damon Runyon’s Annual Breakfast was held on June 6, 2017, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City and raised more than $1.1 million.  Guests in attendance heard from keynote speaker Craig B. Thompson, MD, President and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, about the progress made in cancer research over the past 70 years and new breakthroughs on the horizon.  Christine M. Lovly, MD, PhD, a Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Marcela V. Maus, MD, PhD, a Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovator from Massachusetts General Hospital, gave updates on the new era of precision medicine and immunotherapy for cancer.  The event concluded with remarks by Marin Mazzie, three-time Tony Award nominated Broadway actress and cancer survivor.


Hamilton Theater Benefit in San Francisco

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation hosted a benefit performance of Hamilton at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, raising nearly $1 million.

Theater Benefits to Fund Cancer Research

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's Spring Theater Benefit was held on Thursday, April 13, 2017, featuring a preview performance of Hello, Dolly!, starring Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce.

Guests had the opportunity to meet several Damon Runyon scientists at our pre-theater dinner and hear 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 call 212.455.0501 or email