Sean McQuillen Memorial Golf Outing
Raises Colon Cancer Awareness, Funds and Fun
The 2nd Annual Caboose Cup ─ Sean McQuillen Memorial Golf Outing at Deer Run Golf Club raised more than $20,000 for colon cancer research through the Colon Cancer Coalition. Money raised stays in the Twin Cities community to encourage screening and education for the nation’s 2nd leading cause of cancer-related death.
The Caboose Cup is held in honor of Sean McQuillen, who died at age 34 after a short 30-day diagnosis of stage IV colon cancer.
“This year’s event marks what would’ve been our son’s 40th birthday,” said organizer Dan McQuillen. “My wife Paula and I initiated the Caboose Cup in honor of Sean to help raise awareness and find answers to the rise of colon cancer among young victims.” (Paula and Dan are featured in the photo above by Tom Palm.)
Deer Run Golf Club a Great Venue for a Worthwhile Event
The August 16 golf outing drew 130 golfers, 11 volunteers and an additional 12 attendees to the dinner and silent auction. The event featured a wine wall, raffle tickets and a wide array of silent auction items including sports memorabilia.
“The McQuillens are Deer Run neighbors and friends,” said John Wichmann. “We are honored to support such a worthwhile event.”
If you were unable to attend, but would still like to donate, visit http://coloncancercoalition.org.
Colon Cancer is Treatable with Early Detection
With early detection, nearly 90% of colon cancer is treatable and survivable. While many people who are diagnosed with colon cancer report having no symptoms prior to their diagnosis, symptoms can include
- Change in bowel habits
- Bleeding from the rectum
- Cramping pain in the lower stomach
- Unintentional weight loss
- Unexplained fatigue or weakness
According to the Colon Cancer Coalition, with early screening and testing, “colon cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable for anyone!”