Getting Started

Have you been searching for a way to raise money for cancer research, but didn't know where to start? Is the thought of hosting your own fundraiser a bit daunting? Are you short on time but big on motivation? The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Foundation has just the solution!

Run to Save Lives

Taking part in raising money and awareness for cancer research has never been easier. 

Step 1: Visit our Events page to see our upcoming fundraising activities

Step 2: Click on an event for the details, sign-up information, and to start your own fundraising page

Step 3: Invite a friend to run and raise money with you – running is better with a buddy! 

Step 4: Join the AACR Runners for Research Facebook Group to meet our community dedicated to the cause to prevent and cure cancer through awareness and funding

Benefits

  • VIP entry
  • Free gifts
  • Prizes
  • Camaraderie
  • Healthier lifestyle
  • Networking
  • News and updates

Join the AACR Runners for Research and choose to participate in a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, Relay, or Triathlon around the country. You can even participate as a Virtual Runner or create your own event.

Take Action

Contact us if you'd like more information or to join the Runners for Research team, or join the AACR Runners for Research Facebook group.

Also, follow our Events page to stay informed about exciting events and activities with the AACR Foundation.

 

Runner's Stories


Giving Back by Running for Research

Cancer survivor Mandi Da Silva rallies coworkers to support the American Association for Cancer Research. Read more.


Focusing on the Future

Two-time cancer survivor Sarah Happy runs to support the AACR and research for patients and survivors touched by cancer. Read more.


After Radiation, a Run for Research

Tanya Hall's treatment for breast cancer gave her a newfound appreciation for the way research has transformed cancer care . Read more.


Passionate About Supporting Cancer Research

Having seen the impact of cancer on her family, Abby Floyd is passionate about raising awareness and supporting research. Read more.


Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer Thriver is Running for Research

Diagnosed in 2009 with metastatic colorectal cancer, Teri Griege has continued to participate in endurance athletics. Read more.


Running "For Those Battling Cancer Who Cannot"

After her initial shock at being diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin lymphoma, Lynn Seuberling used exercise to help herself through her treatment. Read more.


The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is a 501c3 registered nonprofit organization with offices at 615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is a 501c3 registered nonprofit organization with offices at 615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | 215.440.9300