Bay Area Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation Announces Annual Run/Walk at Lake Merced

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The Bay Area's Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation is holding its eighth annual run/walk on Oct. 23 at Lake Merced to raise awareness and promote detection of colon cancer.

Taking the fight against Colon Cancer to the streets!

All proceeds from the run go to providing screenings and medical care for under-insured, high-risk patients

Strides for Life is a Bay Area non-profit organization founded in memory of Dylan Cappel, whose life was taken by colon cancer at the age of 23. Since his passing, the organization has remained fully committed to raising awareness, prevention and detection of the disease through philanthropic efforts.

On Oct. 23 at Lake Merced, Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation presents "Get Your Rear in Gear" run/walk. Supporters will participate in honor of survivors and loved ones lost to colon cancer. One hundred percent of the event’s proceeds go toward the Strides for Life program, which provides the uninsured with free screenings for colon cancer. Bay Area Colon cancer donations can be made during the run.

"All proceeds from the run go to providing screenings and medical care for under-insured, high-risk patients," said Sinead Doherty of Stride for Life. "Strides for Life has funded more than 100 colonoscopies. Once you cross the finish line you will be treated to a pancake breakfast, something unique to our event."

Colon Cancer is the second most fatal cancer in the United States, and 90 percent of colon cancer diagnoses can be prevented. Colon cancer is expected to cause 49,380 deaths this year. This event provides the funds needed to actively change the status of colon cancer.

The event welcomes runners, walkers and bikers for a four-mile celebratory trek. Bay Area colon cancer supporters can register as teams or individuals to walk and fundraise for this life-altering cause. Strides for Life is a constantly evolving awareness project where every person truly counts. All colon cancer donations provide colonoscopies and other related medical services to uninsured and underinsured Bay Area individuals.

For more information about the event and Strides for Life Bay Area cancer walk, visit or call 650-231-4505. Strides for Life is located at 1600 Trousdale Drive, # 1300, Burlingame, CA. 94011.

About Strides for Life

Strides for life is a non-profit organization, raising awareness and providing colon cancer screenings for the underinsured 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 Run/Walk.


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Sinead Doherty
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation
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