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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.

Fall Theater Benefit

On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's Fall Theater Benefit featured a performance of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, The Piano Lesson, directed by Tony nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson and starring Academy Award winner Samuel L. Jackson, Screen Actors Guild Award nominee John David Washington, and Tony and Emmy nominee Danielle Brooks.

At our pre-theater dinner at Hunt & Fish Club, guests had the opportunity to meet Damon Runyon scientists 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 contact Kim Kubert, Senior Director of Special Events, at or 212.455.0501.

Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium

On Thursday, September 29, 2022, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation hosted the Runyon 5K in person for the first time in more than three years. This year also marked the first time the event was held on a weekday under the lights at Yankee Stadium. Nearly 800 participants experienced the unique course on a beautiful fall evening and helped contribute to over $295,000 raised in support of innovative cancer research.

TThe 2022 Runyon 5K was presented by MetLife Foundation, with additional support from Impossible Foods, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, LMNT, RIND Snacks, Dot's Pretzels, New York Post, SiriusXM, and the Boogie Down Bronx Runners. Thank you to all our sponsors, participants, volunteers, and donors!

If you would like to be added to our email list to receive news and updates about the 2023 Runyon 5K, please sign up for our Runyon 5K Email Alert.

William Raveis Ride + Walk

The William Raveis Charitable Fund hosted their annual Raveis Ride + Walk benefiting the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT.

Since the inaugural Ride + Walk in 2015, the William Raveis Charitable Fund has raised nearly $3 million for 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.

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75th Anniversary Dinner

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation celebrated its 75th Anniversary with a special fundraising dinner at Gotham Hall in New York City on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The event highlighted the many achievements of our scientists over the years and honored Walter Isaacson, author and Professor of History at Tulane University. Former Damon Runyon Fellow and current Board Member Elaine Fuchs, PhD, the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at The Rockefeller University, was our featured scientific speaker.

If you missed the event but would like to support the next generation of brave and bold scientists, you can make a donation online here. For more information, please contact Kim Kubert, Senior Director of Special Events, at