Yankee Stadium hosts 5K for cancer research foundation

Yankee Stadium hosted more than 1,300 runners for the eighth annual Damon Runyon 5K on Sunday. The run has raised more than $4 million for cancer research since it began in 2009. The race's course

News 12 Staff

Aug 22, 2016, 1:44 AM

Updated 2,828 days ago

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Yankee Stadium hosts 5K for cancer research foundation
Yankee Stadium hosted more than 1,300 runners for the eighth annual Damon Runyon 5K on Sunday.
The run has raised more than $4 million for cancer research since it began in 2009.
The race's course included the stadium's ramps, stairs and field.
The run is in honor of Damon Runyon, a baseball journalist who died of throat cancer in 1946.
Since his foundation began, $300 million has funded for more than 3,000 scientists looking to find a cure for cancer.
Thomas Vierbuchen, one of the scientists funded by the foundation, says he hopes he can find a cure.
"The kind of research Damon Runyon funds is stuff that's going to have a wide impact," he says. 
Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio was on the foundation's board of directors when it first started, and Mickey Mantle was one of its biggest fundraisers.


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