With the Subway Series taking place this week, it’s a perfect time to mention that the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation’s 6th annual Runyon 5K will return to Yankee Stadium on Sunday, August 3rd.
The event allows participants to circle the stadium’s warning track and see themselves on the center field video board. Registration is underway at www.runyon5k.org, with a $40 entry fee (which increases to $50 on July 1st.) All participants are required to raise a minimum of $60.
Last year’s event raised more than $760,000 for cancer research, organizers said, and past participants have ranged in age from 5 to 78 years old.
“As always, 100 percent of all donations raised by participants in this event will directly support the country’s most brilliant young scientists, who are doing incredible work to find cures for all forms of cancer,” said Lorraine W. Egan, President and CEO of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation through a press release. “We identify and fund the best and brightest researchers, we enable risk-taking on bold, new ideas, and we accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries into new diagnostic tools and treatments. This unique summer event allows us to have fun while funding breakthroughs.”
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