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Fall Theater Benefit

Join us for our Fall Theater Benefit featuring a performance of Moulin Rouge! – the stage musical adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's revolutionary 2001 film – on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.  Guests attending the Benefit will have the opportunity to meet young scientists funded by Damon Runyon during our pre-theater reception beginning at 5:00 pm.  A performance of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, starring Tony winner Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, and six-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein, will follow at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $600.  For more information or to reserve tickets, please contact Kim Kubert, Senior Director of Special Events, at or 212.455.0501.

William Raveis Ride + Walk

The fifth annual William Raveis Ride + Walk was held at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut, on September 29.  Since the inaugural event in 2015, the event has raised nearly $2.5 million for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

The family-friendly event featured a 5K walk, children’s dash, and 12-mile, 25-mile and 50-mile bike rides.  100% of all donations raised by participants will directly support the best young cancer researchers in the nation.

Supporters can continue to donate online at through October 31.

Annual Breakfast

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's Annual Breakfast was held on June 5, 2019, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York and raised more than $1.1 million.  Board Member William M. Raveis, Jr., Chairman and CEO, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, was honored for his transformational support and commitment to raising funds and awareness for Damon Runyon.

Guests heard from Megan Insco, MD, PhD, a Damon Runyon-William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital, about new approaches to melanoma treatment, and Omar Abdel-Wahab, MD, a former Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, whose research focuses on genetic alterations in blood cancers.

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

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


The 11th annual Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium was held on Saturday, May 11, 2019

More than 2,100 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 fundraising events, the Runyon 5K is the only charitable run/walk that uses the iconic Stadium as its course.  100% of donations raised by Runyon 5K participants will directly support innovative young scientists funded by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.  Since inception, the event has raised more than $5.6 million.

Many thanks to MetLife Foundation, our presenting sponsor, and to all the Runyon 5K participants, supporters and volunteers who made our 11th year a home run for cancer research!

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