Thursday, May 31, 2012


I just wanted to remind you all of the Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium on August 12th.  Join the lineup and support Cancer Research.

Not sure if you remember, but last year we ran a story supporting the Runyon Cancer run at Yankee Stadium and this year we're doing it again.  On August 12, 2012 there will be thousands of baseball fans, cancer survivors and supporters gathering to run at Yankee stadium, if you haven't registered yet, you need to. According to their press release:

 "The first heat of the 5K will launch at 9:30 a.m. from inside Gate 4 before winding through the legendary ballpark's concourses and ramps. Participants will climb stairs between levels and appear on the center field video board as they take two laps around the warning track that circles the field. Over the past four years, the Runyon 5K has become one of New York's most unique summer events and the only charitable run/walk to use the iconic stadium as its course."
Again, if you haven't registered take a moment, go to and sign up.  "It is limited to the first 4,000 registrants.  Participants pay a $40 registration fee and must fund raise at least $60. On July 12, the registration fee will increase to $50. Family and friends will have the opportunity to meet Damon Runyon scientists and watch the event from the Delta SKY360° Suite overlooking home plate."

The best part is 100% of all funds raised by participants will go directly to Damon Runyon cancer researchers. How often do you hear that? Great cause! 

Just to recap, last year the Runyon 5K run featured Roy White as the "Official Starter".  We were lucky enough to interview him about his career as well as the importance of him to join this cause.  Read EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ROY WHITE. Here's BYB's exchange:
 (Photo: Jim Petrozello)
BYB: This cause is to raise money for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. How did you become apart of it and why is it important that people turnout to this event?

Roy White:  "It came through Marty Appel and he asked me to do it. It is a great cause because everyone has someone close to them who has been affected. It is a great event they put on at Yankee Stadium so it was a win, win and a no brainer."

We also interviewed someone who participated in the Runyon 5k run.  Kathi Sheehan, a friend of mine and someone who wanted to make a difference. I asked Kathi what she would say if someone was hesitant about running in this event.  Kathi said: "It is for a good cause! Remember the reason you are there. Having been fairly athletic growing up, I was a little nervous knowing that I wasn't in the shape I could have been for this event. But then I remembered that my ultimate goal was to raise money and awareness for this cause."

So, go out and register today and make a difference.  Again, just go to and sign up today, you won't be sorry. Trust me.

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