Summit resident Neale Trangucci ran in the 9th Annual Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium on July 15th, 2017 in memory of his brother, mother and niece. In 1975, Neale’s mother passed away from melanoma. At the age of 45, Neale’s brother passed in 2006 from esophageal cancer. Most recently, his niece, who was only 26, also lost a battle with cancer.
Neale raised over $8,000. 100 percent of the funds generated by Neale Trangucci and the thousands of other participants will directly support innovative cancer research by brilliant, early career scientists through The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Contributions can still be made on behalf of Neale through August 11, 2017 at www.runyon5k.org or on his personal page.
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is behind some of the most innovative cancer research findings, such as the link between smoking and cancer and curing a solid tumor with chemotherapy. Over the last 70 years, the Foundation has invested over $327 million and funded nearly 3,600 young scientists, including 12 Nobel Prize winners.