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Phone: 212-455-0500
One Exchange Plaza, 55 Broadway
Suite 302

New York
New York 10006
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Direct beneficiaries per year: All Damon Runyon awardees receive support for at least three years. Each year, the Foundation supports the work of approximately 40 new, exceptional researchers in addition to those already receiving funds. In its history, Damon Runyon has enabled more than 3,250 scientists to conduct the most innovative cancer research.

Mission:
To accelerate breakthroughs, Damon Runyon provides today's best young scientists with funding to pursue innovative cancer research.

We strive to:

> Identify the best early career scientists in cancer research.

> Accelerate the transformation of discoveries into new diagnostic tools and treatments.

> Enable risk-taking on bold new ideas.

To date, the Foundation has invested more than $250 million in cancer research, supporting more than 3,350 doctors and researchers. Its alumni include 11 Nobel Laureates and 63 members of the National Academy of Science (the science "Hall of Fame")

The Foundation also hosts the annual Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium, a unique run/walk & fundraiser for cancer research.

Learn more on our website at http://www.damonrunyon.org
Results:
Since 1946, Damon Runyon scientists, including 11 Nobel Laureates, have made some of the most important discoveries in cancer research, including:

> Groundbreaking research confirming the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer (1954)

> Identification of the first cancer-causing gene (1970)

> Development of treatments to arm the immune system against cancer cells (2008)

A timeline of milestones and achievements is also available on www.damonrunyon.org.

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10/10/13
As a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles of which the Damon Runyon Cancer Fund is one of our main charities, I cannot say enough about the research they have done over the years. The Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) has raised through charity events millions of dollars just by volunteers having ... more »
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08/25/12
I ran in the 5K at Yankee Stadium for the first time this year. It was very well organized, and everyone was very helpful and encouraging. I look forward to doing it again next year. What a great way to raise money and to get people together to raise awareness. I only learned of this ... more »
08/21/12
As a volunteer all i can say is that this foundation compares to no other. Everyone that is apart of this organization is extremely helpful and makes you feel welcomed. The marathon itself was extremely well organized, and it was a pleasure to become apart of it; after all it is for a good cause. ... more »
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