In 1946, the iconic sportswriter and journalist Damon Runyon passed away from throat cancer. His legacy lives on in his memorable stories, which have been transformed into the Broadway hit Guys and Dolls. His good friend, famed radio broadcaster Walter Winchell, took to the airwaves shortly after Runyon’s death to implore “Mr. and Mrs. America” to send anything they could spare to fight cancer.
It’s time we tried to do something to fight this terrible disease. We must fight back, and together we can do it. Won’t you send me a penny, a nickel, a dime, or a dollar? All of your money will go directly to the cancer fighters, in Damon Runyon’s name.