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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.

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's Annual Breakfast honored Tom Daniel, MD, Chairman, Celgene Research, and Bob Hugin, Executive Chairman, Celgene Corporation, for their remarkable leadership in developing novel cancer therapies. Two currently funded Damon Runyon scientists, Carolyn C. Jackson, MD, MPH, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and The Rockefeller University and Costas A. Lyssiotis, PhD, of the University of Michigan Medical School discussed their current projects and the importance of supporting cutting edge cancer research. NBC News Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw, the event’s featured speaker, discussed his own personal experience with cancer before introducing the morning's honorees. Brokaw has benefitted from Celgene’s therapies in his battle with multiple myeloma.

The Breakfast raised $1.4 million to support the nation’s best and brightest cancer researchers, enabling the talent capable of revolutionizing the prevention, detection, and treatment of all forms of cancer.

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

> View speeches from the 2015 Annual Breakfast


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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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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Theater Benefits to Fund Cancer Research

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's Fall Theater Benefit was held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, and featured a performance of The Front Page, starring Tony winner Nathan Lane, John Slattery, and John Goodman.

Guests had the opportunity to meet several Damon Runyon scientists at our pre-theater dinner at Hunt & Fish Club and heard 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