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

In response to the evolving situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the 12th annual Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium, originally scheduled for Saturday, August 1, 2020, has been postponed. While we hope to reschedule for a future date, the health and safety of everyone involved is our top priority, so it simply may not be possible to hold the event as we know it in 2020. We will follow guidance from the mayor, governor and local health authorities to determine when it will be safe to proceed with an in-person event.  

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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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