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


The Runyon 5K returns to Yankee Stadium this summer and we hope you can join us!  Experience Yankee Stadium like never before by running or walking the concourses, ramps and stairs, and taking your own victory laps around the field!  You can participate as an individual or get friends, family members and colleagues together to form a team.  100% of donations raised will directly support brave and bold scientists funded by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. 

Please check back for information regarding when online registration will open.  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.

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Fall Theater Benefit

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's Fall Theater Benefit was held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, and featured a performance of Moulin Rouge! – the stage musical adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's revolutionary 2001 film – starring Tony winner Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, and six-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein.

Guests had the opportunity to meet several Damon Runyon scientists at our pre-theater reception 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.

William Raveis Ride + Walk

The fifth annual William Raveis Ride + Walk was held at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut, on September 29.  Since the inaugural event in 2015, the event has raised more than $2.5 million for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

The family-friendly event featured a 5K walk, children’s dash, and 12-mile, 25-mile and 50-mile bike rides.  100% of all donations raised by participants will directly support the best young cancer researchers in the nation.

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Annual Breakfast

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's Annual Breakfast was held on June 5, 2019, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York and raised more than $1.1 million.  Board Member William M. Raveis, Jr., Chairman and CEO, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, was honored for his transformational support and commitment to raising funds and awareness for Damon Runyon.

Guests heard from Megan Insco, MD, PhD, a Damon Runyon-William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital, about new approaches to melanoma treatment, and Omar Abdel-Wahab, MD, a former Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, whose research focuses on genetic alterations in blood cancers.

For more information, please contact Kim Kubert, Senior Director of Special Events, at 212.455.0501 or