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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.

Annual Breakfast

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation’s Annual Breakfast will be held from 7:30–9:30 am on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Join us as we honor sports industry trailblazer and cancer survivor Cynt Marshall, Chief Executive Officer of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and former Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator and immunotherapy pioneer Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD, FASCO, Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center and Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.

You can purchase tickets or a table, or make a contribution, online here. For more information, please contact Kim Kubert, Senior Director of Special Events, at 212.455.0501 or

Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium

The Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium returns to its weekend morning roots on Saturday, July 29, 2023, and we hope you can join us for what’s sure to be a mid-summer classic! Run or walk the concourses and ramps, climb stairs between levels, and take your own victory laps on the warning track that circles the field. You can participate as an individual or get friends, family members, and colleagues together to form a team. 100% of donations raised by Runyon 5K participants will support high-risk, high-reward cancer research. To learn more and register, please visit

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 Charitable Fund Events

The William Raveis Charitable Fund hosts fundraising events throughout the year in support of 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. 

To learn more and find an event near you, visit

Spring Theater Benefit

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's Spring Theater Benefit was held on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, and featured a performance of PARADE, the powerfully resonant musical about prejudice, fear, and the currents of American history, starring Tony Award winner Ben Platt and rising star Micaela Diamond.

Guests had the opportunity to meet several Damon Runyon scientists at our pre-theater dinner and heard firsthand how their support can 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.