“Colon cancer knows no age boundaries.”
Call today to find out how you can be involved in our 10th Annual walk/run.
Sunday at Lake Merced
Unbeknown to many Colon Cancer is ever-growing, ranking as the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. However, 90% of these deaths are preventable and go undetected until the final stages of Colon Cancer has already begun. Strides for Life is a Bay Area born non- profit organization founded in memory of Dylan Cappel whose life was taken by Colon Cancer at the age of 23. Since his passing, our organization has remained fully committed to raising awareness, prevention and detection of this disease through educational and outreach programs.
How can YOU make a difference?
Strides for Life needs your help to change the status of colon cancer. Despite its high survival rate when caught in the early stages, colon cancer continues to kill over
Strides for Life Walk/Run at Lake Merced
October 23rd marked our 8th Annual Get Your Rear in Gear Walk/Run at Lake Merced! It was a beautiful day in San Francisco that was kicked off by Dr. Lawrence Cappel and Speaker Pro Temp Fiona Ma. C.C. the Giant Colon wasn't the only star that morning, all 1,100 of our participants made their presence know as they snaked around the lake. The Strides for Life breakfast crew had their work cut out for them as the first place male runner finished the 4 miles in 22 minutes! The pancake breakfast was a perfect way to relax after the race. Excitement and celebration filled the air when Executive Director, Ayde Vogl, annouced that we had raised a record $80,000! Anngi's Angels lead the pack with team fundrasing, while Joan Innes stole the show with her individual contribution. It was a great day to be had by all! Strides for Life would like to say a big Thank You to all of our sponsors, volunteers, and of course participants for making this 8th Annual Walk so amazing! Keep an eye out for details about our 9th Annual Walk. We hope to see you there!
In Honor of Dylan Cappel
Dylan Cappel died of colon cancer at the age of 23, while training for a berth on the 2004 Olympic Rowing team. Dylan was a graduate of St. Dunstan School in Millbrae and a 1996 graduate of Serra High School in San Mateo. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000 where he served as the Assistant Men’s Varsity Rowing coach at the time of his death.
Dylan's memory lives on with honor through his loving parents, Dr. Lawrence and Barbara and his sisters, Marissa and Jena Rose. Their ongoing efforts have effectively raised awareness and significant Colon Cancer Donations throughout the Bay Area.
Support the Cappel family along with the thousands of others lost to Colon Cancer. Register for our Get Your Rear in Gear Cancer Walk today. Make a contribution to ensure our educational efforts and free colonoscopies can continue to save the lives of many. Be a life-saver; Take action; make a Stride for Life!
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Strides for life is a non- profit organization, raising awareness and providing Colon Cancer screenings for the under and uninsured Bay Area residents. In honor of the Colon Cancer patients that have been saved and lost, Strides for Life holds an annual Get Your Rear in Gear Cancer Walk. Call today to register or contribute Colon Cancer Donations!
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|Did You Know?|
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Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.
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Keep an eye out for more details on our annual "Stride for Life"
coming in October! For any information on this event contact us
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90% of deaths from colon cancer are preventable and go undetected until the final stages of Colon Cancer has already begun. Contact us today for more infromation on prevention and what you could do to help.
|National Stress Awareness Day|
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National Stress Awareness Day is April 16th. Helping others is a great way to stave off stress. Volunteer with us and enjoy some stress relief.
|Giving USA Foundation|
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According to the Giving USA Foundation, Americans gave more than $290 billion to charitable causes in 2010.
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Americans love to volunteer. Twenty-six percent of the people in the country volunteer, often through church and school groups.
|Fight Heart Disease In Women|
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Wear red on the first Friday in February and show support for fighting heart disease in women. Celebrate Heart Month throughout February by making heart-healthy choices.
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For every donation you give to a local charity, you may see a direct improvement in your own community.