DR Fellows & Friends
2020 is a different year! This statement has become so cliched that it unites all of humanity, today!
While nearly all of us have personally experienced deep personal and professional losses in these past few months, it has reaffirmed our collective belief that the methodical approach of life sciences are critical to tackling the clinical ailments of humanity.
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (https://www.damonrunyon.org/) for nearly 75 years have invested ~$394 million to fund 3826 scientists. These researchers "have made extraordinary breakthroughs in every area of cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment".
The Runyon 5K is an annual fundraising event that brings together current DR fellows, past DR fellows, their friends and anyone who wants to support the mission of this organization.
A couple years ago, DR Fellows & Friends - our team, brought together 6 of us - 3 of whom were fellows at the time and 3 of our very good friends - and we raced (well some of us huffed and puffed ;) ) to the top of Salesforce tower in San Francisco and your support meant a lot to us! 2 of us are ex-fellows now but we continue to be friends and foster the DR community spirit among our friends many of whom have decided to join us this year!
So on October 4, 2020, we will participate in the Virtual Damon Runyon 5K for Cancer Research.
Since DR Fellows & Friends are based out of Northern California, in spirit of distantly socializing - some of us will be completing the 5k run/walk/hike on the the western shores of Lake Tahoe and some others in the trails around Stanford University.
100% of the money we raise will be used by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation to fund today's most brilliant young scientists, who are racing to find the causes and cures for all types of cancer. During these challenging and uncertain times, your support is more critical than ever to helping the Foundation achieve its goals in its efforts to strike out cancer.
We'll be very grateful if you could spread the word and/or directly support our fundraising efforts!
We are deeply thankful for your support!
DR Fellows & Friends
Link to our fundraising page: http://damon.convio.net/goto/DRFnF
And finally, keep watching these hashtags on your social media: #Runyon5k #DRFnF