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Damon Runyon 5K Run/Walk at Yankee Stadium to Benefit Cancer Research
Date:9/17/2009

NEW YORK, Sept 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation today announced that it will host The Runyon 5K, a run/walk and kids fun run at Yankee Stadium to support cancer research on Sunday, November 15th 2009. Proceeds from the event, the first of its kind to be held inside the new stadium, will support brilliant young scientists carrying out innovative research for all types of cancer.

"This is a chance for New Yorkers and Yankees fans to follow in the footsteps of Yankees greats, for kids to run where their heroes run, and for every participant to make a real impact on cancer. From families to corporate teams, from fans to cancer survivors, all can enjoy this unique event at this incredible structure, which represents so much to so many," said Lorraine W. Egan, executive director of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

100% of all funds that a participant raises will directly support cancer research. The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has a long history with the Yankees: Joe DiMaggio was on its Board, and Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle were supporters. Damon Runyon himself was a New York writer who began his career as a baseball journalist and revolutionized how the game was covered.

Event Details

The Runyon 5K is a unique run/walk charity event that uses the stadium as its course. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. inside Yankee Stadium in New York on November 15th, 2009.

Participants will run or walk the stadium's concourses and ramps, climb stairs between levels, and finish with a
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