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2019 Minnesota 5k SCADaddle© For Research

2019 Minnesota 5k SCADaddle© Saturday, September 7, 2019

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Our 2nd annual Minnesota 5K SCADaddle© for Research fun run/walk on September 7th was a great success, raising thousands of dollars for much needed research. There were over 400 registered participants including 40 survivors and 40 members of The Ruhberg’s Heart Beats On team who participated in memory of Dick Ruhberg. All participants received a SCADaddle© medal as they crossed the finish line at Battle Creek Regional Park, St. Paul MN. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed refreshments, kids’ activities, each other’s company and had a chance to shop the SCAD store and other vendors. Thank you to all who joined in the festivities and helped to make this such a success!

SCAD Reunion & Mayo Clinic SCAD Presentation

Mayo Clinic SCAD Research TeamKurt Requa, Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Dr. Marysia Tweet, Tamiel Turley and Rachel Geroux

A SCAD Reunion for survivors, their supporters and SCAD Angel families took place on Friday evening at the Holiday Inn & Suites, Lake Elmo.

The Meet & Greet with a cash bar started at 5:00pm and dinner was served at 6:00pm. We are grateful to members of the Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Team who joined us. Those in attendance appreciated Dr. Sharonne Hayes’ and Dr. Marysia Tweet’s presentation on Mayo’s latest research findings after dinner followed by a Q&A.

Thank You


A special thank you to this year’s sponsors especially:

Presenting Sponsor

Herman Family sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

St. Paul, MN (headquarters)

Patron Sponsors

Johnson Family sponsor

Prior Lake, MN

Partner Sponsors

Comcast Business, Greater Twin Cities
St Paul/Minneapolis

Ole Piper Inn
Blaine, MN


We truly appreciate Kelley Hoolihan, 5K chair, and her team for their hard work making this year’s SCAD Reunion and 5K SCADaddle© so successful! Team members were Denise Thul, Kristen Bowlds, Carol Zich, Renee Flattem, Anne Krocak, Laura Mettner, Kate Running, Alyssa Stroemer and Christi Bonjean.

Two beautiful quilts were made and donated to the Minnesota 5K raffle. A special thank you to survivor Mary Manderscheid for donating the beautiful Heart Quilt, won by Laurie Fosburgh. The other wonderful quilt Heart Chevrons was donated by survivor Andrea Lien and won by Senee Slade. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

SCAD Research, Inc. is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization.

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