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Damon Runyon 5K Run/Walk for Cancer Research

Registration for the Virtual Damon Runyon 5K for Cancer Research is now open! Join us virtually on October 4, 2020 - or choose any date that works for you between now and then! Run or walk in your neighborhood, in a local park, or on a treadmill at home. It's free to sign up, or for an entry fee of $25, you'll receive a Runyon 5K t-shirt!

This year's Runyon 5K experience will be different, but our goal remains the same: to strike out cancer. We hope you'll step up to the plate and join us from wherever you are! Your support is more critical than ever to helping the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation continue to fund the best young scientists with bold ideas for beating cancer.

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Annual Breakfast

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation’s Annual Breakfast, originally scheduled for June 3, 2020, has been postponed and will now be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, from 7:30 - 9:30 AM, 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, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 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.

Theater Benefit Update

Our Fall Theater Benefit, originally scheduled for Wednesday, September 30, 2020, and set to feature a preview performance of Meredith Willson's beloved classic, The Music Man, has been canceled. As the COVID-19 pandemic keeps Broadway theaters shuttered, the upcoming revival has pushed back its opening to the spring of 2021.

We now look forward to hosting our Spring Theater Benefit on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, and hope you can join us for an evening of dinner and conversation with Damon Runyon scientists, followed by a preview performance of The Music Man, starring Tony Award winners Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster.

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

William Raveis Ride + Walk

Due to ongoing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, the William Raveis Charitable Fund has decided to cancel the 2020 William Raveis Ride + Walk, typically held at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut. While they are unable to hold this annual family-friendly event in person this fall, they are continuing to support Damon Runyon scientists who remain focused on finding a cure for cancer. 

Since the inaugural event in 2015, the Ride + Walk has raised more than $2.5 million for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. We are incredibly grateful to the entire Raveis community for their unwavering support. 

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