Not only is Yankee Stadium the home of the 27-time World Series Champion New York Yankees, but now it's also going to be the host of what promises to be a unique 5k for charity. On Sunday, November 15, participants will run the stadium's concourses, ramps, and stairs and then finish with a lap around the warning track. Spectators can watch from the bleachers. The event benefits the Damon Runyon Foundation, and 100% of all donations are used to support their cutting edge cancer research. (Low administrative and fundraising costs are paid by Damon Runyon Broadway Tickets and from their endowment.)
For more info or to register, check out their website.
Here's a little more about the charity and why I like them so much.
We support the rising stars of science, emerging leaders who have great potential to achieve breakthroughs in how we diagnose, treat and prevent cancer. The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation selects the most brilliant early career scientists and provides them with
Damon Runyon's goals as a cancer research fund are to:
-Identify the best and brightest early career scientists into cancer research
-Accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries into new diagnostic tools and treatments
-Enable risk-taking on bold new ideas