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2019 West Coast 5k SCADaddle© for Research

Saturday, September 28, 2019

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Our 5th annual West Coast SCADaddle for Research weekend took place in San Diego at beautiful Mission Bay – Crown Point Park. This is the first year the West Coast SCADaddle was a timed run/walk. The top three male and female overall finishers received top finisher medals. There was face painting and a complimentary pizza and salad lunch made on site. Participants visited information booths manned by WomenHeart, Fibromuscular Dysplasia Society of America (FMD) and SCAD Research, Inc. San Diego State cheerleaders added to the festivities cheering participants at the start and as they crossed the finish line.

SCAD Reunion & Mayo Clinic SCAD Presentation

On Friday evening, SCAD survivors, their supporters and families who lost someone to SCAD enjoyed a Meet & Greet complete with Mexican appetizers, raffles and enjoyed each other’s company at a Meet & Greet at a photo studio in Old Town.

Sept 2019 Mayo Clinic Research Presentation

On Saturday afternoon, Dr. Sharonne Hayes, an internationally recognized SCAD expert, presented Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program’s latest research findings at Kaiser Medical Center – Zion to all interested. Her presentation along with the Q&A was streamed and recorded. Her presentation is available on our YouTube channel.

The weekend was capped with a SCAD Reunion social and dinner at the Fireside by the Patio, Liberty Station on Saturday evening.

Thank You


Thank you to our sponsors especially our Patron Sponsors Holster Brands, JM Flooring and USC SanDiego Health

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JM Flooring


Oceanside, CA

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La Jolla, CA


We truly appreciate Ellen Robin, 5K chair, and her team for their hard work making this year’s SCAD Reunion and 5K SCADaddle© and SCAD Reunion so successful! Team members were Ruby Schwartzenberger, Debbie Meymarian, Karyn Kefer, Jolene Holmstead, Caroline Knaplund, Stacey Oseguera, Robin Napoleon, Kelly Craig and Donna Sugimoto.

We are grateful to those who helped to ensure the weekend came together: especially Nick Dorazio for handling all AV needs; Tommy Sablan for emceeing this year, Rick Saillard for being the photographer and to all volunteers who helped along the way. A special thank you to Bonnie Bucknam, an internationally recognized quilter who created the unique, work-of-art quilt. The winner of this beautiful quilt was survivor Stephanie George.

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

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