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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. More details to be announced soon. 

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

Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium

The 2020 Runyon 5K experience was different, but our goal remained the same: to strike out cancer. Between August 24 and October 4, more than 450 participants ran or walked a 5K along a course of their choosing to raise funds and awareness for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

We hope we can safely gather in person for the 2021 Runyon 5K - please check back for updates. 

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

More than a year after theaters first went dark due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we look forward to Broadway's impending 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