2017 Boo! Run for Life


The 12th annual Boo! Run for Life 10K run and Tidal Basin walk will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2017 in Washington, D.C. To register for the event please visit boo.run.

Please help us to raise funds for renal cell cancer research by creating your personal fundraising page, sponsoring a Boo! Run for Life runner, or donating directly to the Dean R. O’Neill Renal Cell Cancer Research Fund.

What the Boo! Run for Life Supports

The event benefits the Dean R. O’Neill Renal Cell Cancer Research Fund at the Foundation for National Institutes of Health (FNIH), which is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization.  

Kidney cancer is on the rise in the United States.  Nearly 64,000 people are diagnosed with renal cell cancer, a common form of kidney cancer each year.  The disease is considered by many as an under-researched cancer.

Having been diagnosed with renal cancer, Mr. O'Neill was relentless in learning more about the disease and various cutting-edge treatment options. The O’Neill Fund specifically supports a post-baccalaureate fellow at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health, who works in conjunction with Dr. Richard Childs to explore treatments such as allogeneic stem cell transplants, vaccine therapy, and drug treatments for renal cell cancer. 

For More Information

To learn more about the O’Neill 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.  For more information on the FNIH please visit fnih.org.