The William Raveis Charitable Fund partnered with the prestigious Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, an industry-leading organization that identifies the most brilliant, creative, and passionate early-career cancer researchers. This impressive foundation provides young scientists with the funding to pursue their boldest, and most innovative ideas to prevent, diagnose, and treat all forms of cancer. Since 1946, Damon Runyon has invested over $300 milion in more than 3,500 exceptional scientists. Their alumni include 12 Nobel Laureates and leaders of major cancer centers across the United States. Many have gone on to make breakthoughs in the way we think about and treat cancer. Additionally, 100% of donations to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation fund cancer research.
The William Raveis Charitable Fund holds the Raveis Ride + Walk events in two locations with the proceeds going directly to the scientists at Damon Runyon.
In the inaugural year of the events in 2015, the fund donated a total of $500,000 to the emerging scientists at Damon Runyon. More information on can be found here.