Event at Deer Run Golf Club Raised Awareness and Funds for Colon Cancer Research
The Inaugural Caboose Cup ─ Sean McQuillen Memorial Golf Outing at Deer Run Golf Club in Victoria, MN was a huge success. The August 17, 2016 event drew 140 golfers, more than 20 volunteers and an additional 20+ attendees to the dinner and silent auction. As donations continue to come in, the event is expected to net between $22,000 and $25,000 for colon cancer research through the Colon Cancer Coalition.
Deer Run residents and Caboose Cup organizers Dan and Paula McQuillen initiated the Inaugural Caboose Cup in honor of their son Sean McQuillen. Sean died at the age of 34 after a short 30-day diagnosis of stage IV colon cancer. The McQuillens are supporting efforts through the Colon Cancer Coalition to find answers to the rise of colon cancer among young victims.
“We want to help build a community awareness of this silent disease in order to save the lives of those mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, daughters, wives, husbands and sons – like Sean.”
The McQuillens are grateful to the many friends, neighbors and local businesses who donated their time, talent and money for this worthwhile event.
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
Talk to your physician or primary care provider to learn more about screening options.