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Hamilton Theater Benefit in San Francisco

Join the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation for a benefit performance of Hamilton at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco at 8:00pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Each ticket purchase includes a tax-deductible donation to cancer research. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Annual Breakfast to Support Cancer Research

New York’s leading business people and philanthropists come together each year to raise funds in support of innovative cancer research.

Held at a premier New York City location, our Annual Breakfast is an entertaining cancer fundraising event that gives guests the chance to learn about the important work of our scientists and network with well known New Yorkers – all before the work day starts.

This year, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's Annual Breakfast will be held from 7:30-9:30 AM on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Join us as we celebrate our 70th Anniversary and the scientists whose groundbreaking research we fund.

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

> View speeches from the 2015 Annual Breakfast


Theater Benefits to Fund Cancer Research

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

Guests will have 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

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


Thanks to all who participated or donated to the eighth annual Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, August 21, 2016!

Thousands of baseball fans, 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 million.

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