On Sunday, August 12, I will participate in the fourth annual Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium. I'll complete a unique 5K inside the Stadium and take my own victory laps around the warning field track that circles the field.
This is an innovative event that supports a great cause. All money raised – 100% of all donations – will go to cutting-edge cancer research for all types of cancer. This research is carried out by brilliant young scientists selected and funded by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, an outstanding non-profit organization that has supported 11 Nobel Laureates and advanced many of the great discoveries in how to prevent, treat and cure cancer.
The Foundation has a long history with the Yankees, dating back to the 1950s when Joe DiMaggio served on the Board. Damon Runyon himself got his start as a baseball sportswriter and his style revolutionized how the game was covered.
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Thank you for your support. Everyone is touched by cancer, and your support really does make a difference.