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75th Anniversary Dinner

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation will celebrate its 75th Anniversary with a special fundraising dinner at Gotham Hall in New York City on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The event will begin with a reception at 6:00 pm followed by dinner and our program at 7:00 pm. Join us as we highlight the many achievements of our scientists over the years and honor 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, will be our featured scientific speaker.

You can purchase tickets or a table, or make a contribution, online here. For further information, please contact Kim Kubert, Senior Director of Special Events, at

2022 Accelerating Cancer Cures Symposium

The 2022 Accelerating Cancer Cures Symposium will be hosted by Merck in South San Francisco on Thursday, May 19. The agenda will feature scientific presentations from current Damon Runyon Clinical Investigators and Physician-Scientists, a keynote, and a roundtable discussion among scientists from Merck, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Stanford University, Amgen, and Gilead. The symposium will be preceded by an evening reception on Wednesday, May 18.

For more information, please contact Melissa Moore, PhD, Senior Director of Partnership Strategy at

Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium

Big changes are in store, but after two years of going virtual, the Runyon 5K will return to Yankee Stadium in 2022!

SAVE THE DATE: The Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium will be held on Thursday, September 29, beginning at 6 pm! That’s right, Thursday! We hope you can join us at Yankee Stadium for an evening workout that’s more fun than your usual gym routine and supports cancer research! The Runyon 5K website will be updated with more details in the coming weeks and online registration will open later this spring. Stay tuned!

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

Spring Theater Benefit

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's Spring Theater Benefit was held on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, and featured a performance of Meredith Willson's beloved classic, The Music Man, starring Tony Award winners Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster.

Guests had the opportunity to meet several Damon Runyon scientists at our pre-theater dinner at Ocean Prime 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

William Raveis Ride + Walk

Save the Date! The William Raveis Charitable Fund will host 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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