Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

2016 West Coast 5k SCADaddle

September 10, 2016

Our second annual West Coast 5K fun run/walk took place again this year in beautiful Carlsbad, California. The 5K started at Aqua Hedionda Lagoon on the North Shore Hubbs Trail and ended at the Discovery Center. The Boys and Girls Club provided a shuttle bus to drive participants back to the starting point. 2016 CA SCADaddle

There was a record 245+ registered participants including 35 survivors who came from across the US and a survivor from Canada. Over $35,000 was raised for research. Participants enjoyed a warm up led by Michelle Short from the Oceanside Jazzercise Center. Matt Baylow, meteorologist from CBS News 8 San Diego was our emcee and reminded everyone to wear sunscreen even though it was overcast.

Prior to the start of the 5K, survivors were acknowledged by the rest of the participants. As participants crossed the finish line they received a participation medal and enjoyed a complimentary lunch plus other refreshments. There was a silent auction as well as booths with information from various sponsors and supporters.

A special thank you to survivors Raylene Davis, Ellen Robin (committee lead), Karin Kiefer, Erin Balogh, Marti Snyder, Tanya Gray, Wini Simon, Caroline Knaplund, who spent many hours planning this very successful event.

SCADaddle for Research SCADaddle for Research West Coast Sponsors were secured to help defray costs and raise additional money. SCADaddle organizers obtained food and items for the silent auction from merchants to add to the festivities.

Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program Presentation

A high-point for survivors and others interested in learning more about SCAD included the research presentation, which followed at the Discovery Center. This year attendees enjoyed hearing about the latest research findings from Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) SCAD Research Program’s cardiologist Sharonne Hayes MD, SCAD research team lead and chair of our scientific advisory committee. Jeanne Theis, PhD who conducts SCAD genetic research talked about the latest genetic research findings. Dr. Hayes opened the floor up for questions afterwards. Click here to watch the presentation. Click “here” to watch the presentation.

Special Activities for Survivors

2016 CA reunion
On Friday evening survivors and their supporters enjoyed an informal Meet & Greet at the Courtyard – Marriott in Carlsbad. Many survivors and supporters enjoyed a dinner on Saturday evening at Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Carlsbad, CA. Click Reunions for a recap and pictures

A special thank you to Kaiser Permanente Cardiology Department – San Diego for partnering with us.

Kaiser Thrive

2016 5K West Coast Patron and Partner Sponsors

Thank you to our 2016 West Coast 5K SCADaddle for Research sponsors for their support on September 10 in Carlsbad, CA. We would especially like to thank the following Patron and Partner Sponsors:

Patron Sponsor

Holster Brands

San Marcos, CA


Carlsbad, CA

tires warehouse

Corona, CA

Partner Sponsor

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation – Discovery Center
Carlsbad, CA

JM Flooring
Oceanside, CA