Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

September 5Ks Around the Corner!

September 5, 2016

There is still time to register for one (or both) of the 5K SCADaddle for Research events: Click the Details button on the top of the homepage to learn more.

You’ll also find the entire scoop plus the registration button using the above links.
This is an opportunity to help raise money for much needed research as well as meet other survivors and supporters while having a great time. Special events for survivors only are also planned.

Carlsbad, CA
The 5K weekend in Carlsbad includes a fun run/walk where every participant will receive a medal and lunch. There will also be a silent auction and vendors. We are honored that Sharonne Hayes, MD and Jeanne Theis, PhD will present Mayo Clinic’s latest research findings at 1pm for all interested. There is a survivor Meet & Greet planned for Friday and a dinner on Saturday evening.

The 5K weekend in Bethlehem includes a timed run/walk with awards given to top finishers overall and within age categories. For those who want a little extra action in addition to the 5K, they can also grab a partner, challenge them and register for a 50 Yard Sprint Challenge. The 50 yard dash takes place at 11 am. If a 5K is too much, consider just trying your hand at the challenge. A Gratitude Gala is being planned for SCAD survivors, friends, families, colleagues and the community, supporters on Saturday evening. The evening includes appetizers, features a few survivor stories as well as raffles. A Survivor Meet & Greet is planned on Friday evening.

Fall Virtual 5K
If you are unable to attend one of our September 5Ks in person this year, you can join us virtually by registering as a Virtual Participant. Virtual participants have walked by themselves or with family/friends in their neighborhoods, on treadmills or supported SCAD from their easy chair at home. There is no fee to be a virtual participant and you will have an opportunity to create a personal fundraising page to send to family/friends/colleagues to raise money for much needed research. Virtual participants have raised thousands of dollars for research while spreading the word about SCAD.