14th Annual 4-Mile Walk, Run, & Stroll @ Lake Merced, San Francisco at Lake Merced Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard
Oct 1 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am

The Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation holds its Annual 4-Mile Walk, Run, & Stroll at Lake Merced in San Francisco each fall.  This is a fun event for all ages and a great opportunity to raise awareness for colon cancer.

7:30 am
9:00 am

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Thank you to all of our participants, sponsors and volunteers for making the 13th Annual Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation Walk, Run, & Ride a great success! You have helped bring us one step closer to saving lives by allowing us to promote prevention and early detection of this devastating disease.

Colorectal cancer is a preventable disease! Please remember to get screened by the age of 50 if you are of average risk and earlier if you have a family history of colon cancer or polyps. Don’t ignore any signs or symptoms you may be experiencing, including blood in your stool, change in bowel function, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or anemia. Colon cancer is still a very treatable disease, especially when caught early.

Congratulations to our 2016 Race Winners!!!

Results to be posted soon!


2015 Race Results:

1st place: Adam Mansell, Time 23:37.0
2nd place: Christian Froekjaer Jensen, Time 24:15.0
3rd place: Benjamin An, Time 24.41.0
1st place: Michelle Flenniken, Time 26:36:0
2nd place: Kayla Penny, Time 26:44:0
3rd place: Marlys Hinders, Time 29:02:0
High School Boys:
1st Place: Benjamin An, Time 24.41.0
Middle School Boys:
1st Place: Kieran Phillips, Time 30:57:0
Middle School Girls:
1st Place: Kayla Penny, Time 26:44:0
2015 Top Team Fundraising Winner:
Dylan’s Dynamite
2015 Pet Costume Winner:


Photos courtesy of Dawdy Photography
Pictures can be ordered by contacting Dawdy Photography on their website.

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Oct 18 – Oct 19 all-day

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Dylan Cappel’s 38th Birthday

In Honor of what would have been Dylan’s 38th Birthday, let 10-18-2016 be known as Dylan’s Day. For all those rowers and coaches that knew Dylan, touched Dylan’s short life, and allowed Dylan to touch yours, please consider making a donation in Dylan’s name to help beat Colon Cancer. All proceeds will go to Strides For LIfe Colon Cancer Foundation and it’s effort to provide FREE colonoscopies to anyone that needs one. RIP Dylan Lawrence Cappel.

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Strides For Life is an outcome of the death of Dylan Cappel.  Dylan Cappel died of colon cancer at the age of 23 while training for a berth on the 2004 United States Olympic Rowing Team.  Dylan was a 1992 graduate of St. Dunstan School in Millbrae , CA and a 1996 graduate of Serra High School in San Mateo, CA.  He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000 and at the time of his death he was the assistant men’s varsity rowing coach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The organization is dedicated to his memory and committed to decreasing the amount of pain and suffering this hideous disease wreaks on society.

Annual Dinner Dance & Auction @ Junipero Serra High School
Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation holds its Annual Dinner Dance & Auction at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo each spring. This is a great community event with as many as 500 guests attending to contribute to our mission of the prevention and early detection of colon cancer.

Registration is now open!