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15th Annual Spaghetti Western to raise money for cancer research


Tickets are going fast for The 15th Annual Spaghetti Western to support groundbreaking research at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. The food and wine event will be June 18, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., at Cooper Vineyards, 21365 Shenandoah Road in Plymouth.  There are a limited number of tables for up to eight people to picnic on site as well as a drive-through option for picking up dinners-to-go.

Dinner for two includes roasted beef tenderloin medallions, spaghetti with simmered mushrooms and wine marinara sauce, green salad, grilled garlic bread and dessert cookies.

An insulated grocery tote with the ACRF logo is included with each dinner-for-two meal ordered. In addition to dinner, bottles of wine can be purchased (must be 21 years old or older). Both drive-through and in-person picnic dinners must be ordered online, ahead of the event. The cutoff date for all purchases is 5:00 p.m., June 13, 2022.

The event is put on by the Amador Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF). The organization raises money for the Christine and Helen S. Landgraf Memorial Fund, which has given annual grants to doctors and research scientists at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center since 1973.  

The original endowment was established in memory of Christine Landgraf, who passed away from Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 27. She was a patient of oncologist Fred Meyers, who now leads the cancer center’s Office of Education, Training and Career. The memorial fund provides an annual scholarship to a junior faculty member engaged in cancer research. Landgraf’s parents, John and Helen Landgraf, longtime residents of Sacramento and Sutter Creek, started the fund. Helen’s name was added in 2000 when she passed away. 

The Spaghetti Western sponsors include UC Davis Health, Cooper Vineyards, Gullett Family, Loveland Family, KVGC radio, The Diane and David Logan Trust and 57th Street Antiques & Design Center.

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated center serving the Central Valley and inland Northern California, a region of more than 6 million people. Its specialists provide compassionate, comprehensive care for more than 100,000 adults and children every year and access to more than 200 active clinical trials at any given time. Its innovative research program engages more than 240 scientists at UC Davis who work collaboratively to advance discovery of new tools to diagnose and treat cancer. Patients have access to leading-edge care, including immunotherapy and other targeted treatments. Its Office of Community Outreach and Engagement addresses disparities in cancer outcomes across diverse populations, and the cancer center provides comprehensive education and workforce development programs for the next generation of clinicians and scientists. For more information, visit