Strides for Life Cocktail Party and Auction

Dylan Cappel

Dylan Cappel

The Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation is planning their Sixth Annual Cocktail Party and Silent Auction on Friday, May 8, 2009 from 7 pm to 11 pm at the Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, CA.

Dancing will feature Martini Straight Up.

Funds raised during the evening support the Bottoms Up Colonoscopy Program which provides colonoscopy screening, follow-up, and colon cancer treatment for uninsured people in the San Francisco Bay area.

Strides for Life was established in memory of Dylan Cappel, who died of colon cancer at the age of 23 while training for a spot on the US Olympic Rowing Team.

Tickets are $60 and can be purchased online on the Strides for Life website or reservations can be sent to:

  • Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation
  • P.O. Box 4225
  • Burlingame CA 94011


  1. says


    Thanks for the interesting information.

    I have a friend that’s fighting stage 4 colon cancer so I know what a dreadful disease it is.

    I had my first colonoscopy at age 50. A polyp was found and removed. I’m now 58 and I had my second colonoscopy a few weeks ago. Nothing was found this time.

    I just want to remind and encourage everyone to get screened for colon cancer. The procedure itself (colonoscopy) is not painful, with the possible exception of the I.V. The preparation the day before is a little inconvenient. Plan to be close to a bathroom.

    The ‘official’ guideline is to have a colonoscopy if you are older than 50 and every 10 years thereafter. That is, if you’re at average risk. Check with your physician. Schedule an appointment today!

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