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Annual Breakfast

Our Reimagined Annual Breakfast: A Virtual Toast to Science, was held online via Zoom on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, and raised more than $1.2 million.

Our program featured Nobel Laureates William G. Kaelin, Jr., MD, and Harold E. Varmus, MD, who led a thought-provoking conversation with Damon Runyon scientists conducting research at Northwestern University, Stanford University, and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. We were also joined by Tony Award-winning actor James Naughton, who shared the personal story that inspired his dedication to cancer research. A special opportunity to join "virtual tables" for small group discussions with Damon Runyon scientists followed the main program. 

If you were unable to join us or would like to view the program again, you can watch the recording online here.  

We hope we can safely gather in person for the 2021 Annual Breakfast - please check back for updates.

William Raveis Ride + Walk

Instead of holding their annual Raveis Ride + Walk in person this fall, the William Raveis Charitable Fund will host a Virtual Ride + Walk from October 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020. This means you have the flexibility to participate from wherever you are and whenever it is most convenient for you, your team or your family. 

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 of Damon Runyon scientists who remain focused on finding a cure for cancer. 

To learn more and register, visit

Theater Benefit Update

Our Theater Benefit featuring a preview performance of Meredith Willson's beloved classic, The Music Manoriginally scheduled for Wednesday, September 30, 2020, then rescheduled for April 28, 2021, has been canceled. As the COVID-19 pandemic keeps Broadway theaters shuttered, previews for the upcoming revival have been pushed back to December 2021, with an opening night now set for February 10, 2022.

We plan to reschedule this Theater Benefit as soon as we can safely do so and look forward to an evening of dinner and conversation with Damon Runyon scientists, followed by a 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

Damon Runyon 5K Run/Walk for Cancer Research

This year's Runyon 5K experience was different, but our goal remained the same: to strike out cancer. Between August 24 and October 4, more than 450 participants ran or walked a 5K along a course of their choosing to raise funds and awareness for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

While our event date has passed, registration will remain open, and fundraising can continue through December 10, 2020. Your support is more critical than ever to helping us continue to fund the best young scientists with bold ideas for beating cancer. 

Learn more and register today at 

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