Dr. Srisaila “Shaila” Basavappa

July 17, 1956 :: October 25, 2016

Shaila was a unique, charismatic, engaging benefactor of humanity and a gifted scientist who traveled the world generously sharing his abundant wit, compassion and knowledge.

He was an ‘equal opportunity’ connoisseur of both the finer and simpler pleasures of life, and wholly devoted to his family and friends.

Shaila was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer in May 2016. The cancer was unusually aggressive and failed to respond to state-of-the-art treatment. Though we have come far in treating cancer, there is much, much more that needs to be accomplished.

To honor the memory, beautiful spirit and extraordinary influences (both in personal and scientific domains), The Shaila Basavappa Fund has been established through DrumsForCures to support further research and treatment in colorectal cancer.

Your generous donations will ensure a most positive impact.

Donate here through PayPal or send check made out to ‘DRUMSTRONG’ To ::
725 Providence Rd #210
Charlotte, NC 28207



fullsizerenderShaila and Baby Mason Swimmer (co-founder of DrumsForCures, circa 1989)