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12TH ANNUAL ‘BOO! RUN FOR LIFE’ RACE SET FOR OCTOBER 1ST IN DC

Benefits Dean R. O’Neill Fund for Kidney Cancer Research at NIH

The Boo! Run for Life 10K run and Tidal Basin walk will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. The event, now in its 12th year, benefits the Dean R. O’Neill Renal Cell Cancer Research Fund at the Foundation for National Institutes of Health (FNIH).

Proceeds from the race advance renal cell (kidney) cancer research at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) by supporting the Dean R. O’Neill Renal Cell Cancer Research Fellowship. Kidney cancer is on the rise in the United States. Most common in male adults over the age of 40, the disease is considered by many as one of the more under-researched cancers. Over 50,000 people are diagnosed with kidney cancer each year, half of whom develop metastatic disease that is associated with an extremely poor outlook for recovery.

Through the Dean R. O’Neill Renal Cell Cancer Research Fund, the Foundation for NIH works in partnership with the NHLBI to provide critical “person-power” by recruiting top-notch scientists to the National Institutes of Health to pursue novel and promising advanced kidney cancer treatments. The 10K run and Tidal Basin walk raises funds to help employ researchers to discover effective cures.

The results and photos from the 2016 event can be found here.
Make A Donation

The Dean R. O’Neill Renal Cell Cancer Research Fund is a donor-advised program under the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), which is an established 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. To make a tax-deductible contribution, you may use the FNIH online donation form or mail a check to:

Dean R. O’Neill Renal Cell Cancer Research Fund
c/o Foundation for the NIH
9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814

Thank you, on behalf of the O’Neill family and all of the patients who will benefit from your contribution.

Our Charity

Renal Cell Cancer
Renal Cell Cancer

The Dean R. O’Neill Renal Cell Cancer Research Fund works in partnership with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to search for a cure for renal cell cancer. Commonly referred to as kidney cancer, renal cell carcinoma is an under-researched and growing disease, with over 50,000 cases diagnosed each year.

The Fund sponsors a dedicated research program at NIH to explore new and existing treatments, such as allogeneic stem cell transplantation, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, vaccine therapy, and drug treatments. The program supports the Dean R. O’Neill post-doctoral fellow, who works in conjunction with the laboratory of Dr. Richard Childs and the NHLBI. The Fund is a donor-advised program under the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.
To learn more about the Fund, please visit: Dean R. O’Neill Renal Cell Cancer Research Fund

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health procures funding and manages alliances with public and private institutions and individuals in support of the mission of the NIH, the premier medical research agency. The Foundation, also known as the FNIH, works with its partners to accelerate biomedical research and strategies to fight against diseases in the United states and across the world.

The FNIH organizes and administers research projects; supports education and training of new researchers; organized educational events and symposia; and administers a series of funds, such as the Dean R. O’Neill Renal Cell Cancer Research Fund, supporting a wide range of health issues.Established by Congress in 1996, the FNIH is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. For additional information about the FNIH please visit www.fnih.org  To view the Dean R. O’Neill Renal Cell Cancer Research Fund page at FNIH, click here

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in the Boo! Run.

We can be reached at boorunforlife@renalcellcancer.org with any questions about sponsorships, fundraising, volunteering, our charity, or general questions about the event.  Frequently Asked Questions and our policies are posted here.