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

SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019

The Runyon 5K returns to Yankee Stadium this spring 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 the innovative scientists funded by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. 

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Spring Theater Benefit

After a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, the #1 Theatrical Event of 2018 according to Time magazine, OKLAHOMA! comes to Broadway for a strictly limited engagement this spring.  Join the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation for a preview performance of Director Daniel Fish’s reimagined production at our Spring Theater Benefit on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

Guests attending the Benefit will have the opportunity to meet young scientists funded by Damon Runyon during our pre-theater dinner beginning at 5:30 pm.  Tickets are $600.  For more information or to reserve tickets, please contact Kim Kubert, Senior Director of Special Events, at or 212.455.0501.

Annual Breakfast

Save the Date!  The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's Annual Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.  More details to be announced soon!

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

Runyon Up at Salesforce Tower


On Sunday, October 21, 2018, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, in partnership with Boston Properties and Salesforce, hosted Runyon Up, the first stair climb to be held at Salesforce Tower, the tallest building in San Francisco. More than 450 supporters helped raise over $212,000 by taking part in this unique vertical challenge at the newly opened 61-story building. 100% of donations raised will fund cutting-edge research by brilliant, early career scientists.

Many thanks to our presenting sponsor, Equinix, and to all the Runyon Up partners, climbers, donors and volunteers who helped us reach new heights in the fight against cancer!

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William Raveis Ride + Walk

The fourth annual William Raveis Ride + Walk, held at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut, on September 30,  raised more than $500,000 for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Over the past four years, the event has raised more than $2 million for Damon Runyon.

The family-friendly event featured a 5K walk, children’s dash, and 12-mile, 15-mile and 50-mile bike rides, as well as a live performance by legendary band The Wailers. 100% of all donations raised by participants will directly support the best young cancer researchers in the nation.

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