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2017 National (IL) 5k SCADaddle

2017 National 5k SCADaddle
Saturday, May 6, 2017

2017 Wheaton IL SCADaddle

The 2017 national chip-timed run/walk marked our sixth annual 5K in Illinois. This year’s SCADaddle for Research once again took place at Danada Forest Preserve, Wheaton, IL. Participants from across the US and a survivor from Sweden ran/walked on Danada’s USATF certified crushed limestone course. More than 290 participants registered including 40 survivors.

Planning for the 5K began shortly after the conclusion of the 2016 5K and culminated with two early packet pick-ups. Volunteers arrived at 6:45 am on May 6 to set up. Check-in and walk-in registration began at 7:30 am. Participants enjoyed a warm-up from Jazzercise Glen Ellyn Fitness Center. Survivors were recognized by participants at 8:45 am as they walked together on the track to the start line. The 5K started at 9:00 am.
This year’s 5K included:

  • A silent auction with over 40 items including tickets for Chicago sporting events, Art Party for 10, Lake Geneva boat cruise, hotel overnights, custom artwork, jewelry, gift certificates and much, much more.
  • Drawing for two beautiful quilts created by SCAD survivors – SCAD Survivor Quilt and Heart & Soul Quilt, raising over $2200.
  • Refreshments provided by local merchants along with lunch donated by Buona – Naperville, Chipotle Mexican Grill (Rt 83 Elmhurst and Naperville Rd, Naperville) and Jimmy Johns (Butterfield Rd, Naperville) were enjoyed while waiting for the top winners overall and by age category male/female finishers and male/female overall timing to be announced.
  • Unique wooden medals were awarded to male and female winners overall and in various age categories ranging from ages 9 and under through ages 80 and over. Top fundraising team was also recognized.
  • A SCAD Store with mugs, t-shirts, other SCAD items and canvases created by members of the Tri Delta sorority at the U. of Wisconsin
  • The opportunity to meet numerous Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program researchers and staff
  • Fun for all and good weather too!

A special thank you to the 5K and Reunion Planning Committee: Carol Zich, Lydia Killian, Laura Meyer, Michele Chirstensen, Michelle Willman, Deb McGarry, Meghan Scheiber and Cheryl Crisman.

SCADaddle for Research sponsors were secured to help underwrite costs and provide in-kind donations.

Click here for a list of this year’s Supporting, Sporting Goods Retail Event and our Partner Sponsors.

Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program Presentation

Members of the Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program Team

Members of the Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program Team enjoy the 5K!

A high-point for survivors and those impacted by SCAD was the research presentation which followed at Edward Hospital, Naperville, IL. This year attendees enjoyed meeting and hearing about the latest research findings presented by some of the researchers from the Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Programs (Rochester, MN):

  • Sharonne Hayes, MD: Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program Team Lead and Chair of our Scientific Advisory Committee
  • Marysia Tweet, MD: Co-creator of Mayo Clinic SCAD Registry, Senior Cardiology/Fellow
  • Jeanne Theis, PhD: Research Scientist in SCAD DNA Research

Also attending from Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program were Jill Boyum (SCAD Research Study Coordinator), Toni Sauber (Medical Secretary) and Brenda Speltz (Clinical Research Coordinator, SCAD Biobank).

The Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program presentation was streamed live and recorded. Click here to watch the recorded presentation. Thank you board member Dave McGarry for making the streaming of the presentation a reality.

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Supporting, Sporting Goods Retail Event and Partner Sponsors

A special thank you to this year’s sponsors especially our Supporting, Sporting Goods Retail
Sponsor and Partner Sponsors.

Supporting Sponsors

Supporting Sponsor


Washington, DC

Mauge Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

ZR Weddings Photography

Chicago, IL

Sporting Goods Retail Event Sponsor

Fleet Feet Chicago

Partner Sponsors

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FCA Inc. R.L.Solhol

Vivid Seats

We would also like to recognize the following, who have been our sponsors since our first 5K in 2012:

  • Capitis Media, Countryside, IL
  • J Meyer and Associates, Naperville, IL
  • PNC Bank, Naperville, IL
  • Wells Street Popcorn, Downers Grove, IL

SCAD Supporters Reunion

The 5K SCADaddle for Research weekend is more than the 5K on Saturday morning. It includes a Meet & Greet on Friday evening and a dinner on Saturday evening. These events are open to survivors, their supporters and families whose loved ones did not survive.