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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.

Annual Breakfast

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation’s Annual Breakfast was held on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at the Metropolitan Club in New York City, and raised more than $1.5 million. Ken Langone, Chairman of Invemed Associates and Co-Founder of The Home Depot, was honored for his longstanding support of Damon Runyon and his shared commitment to investing in bold ideas with the potential to have transformational impact.

If you missed the event but would like to invest in future breakthroughs in cancer research, you can make a donation online here. For more information, please contact Kim Kubert, Senior Director of Special Events, at 212.455.0501 or

Spring Theater Benefit

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's Spring Theater Benefit was held on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, and featured a performance of the new musical Hell’s Kitchen, an urban coming-of-age story inspired by the life and music of its creator, 16-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Alicia Keys

Guests had the opportunity to meet several Damon Runyon scientists at our pre-theater dinner at The Lambs Club 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. 

2024 Timmerman Traverse

On Saturday, February 10, 2024, an intrepid team of biotech industry professionals led by journalist and mountaineer Luke Timmerman embarked upon the trip of a lifetime — a hike to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, which they successfully reached five days later. In advance of the expedition, the Timmerman Traverse team raised more than $1 million (and counting) to support Damon Runyon’s brave and bold cancer researchers. To learn more about the climbers and support their fundraising, visit the team page here.


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!

A date for the 2024 Runyon 5K has not yet been determined. Please check for updates. 

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