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2022 West Coast 5k SCADaddle©

Saturday, April 23, 2022
2022 West Coast SCADaddle

After two years of postponements due to COVID-19, our 6th annual West Coast SCADaddle for Research weekend took place in San Diego at beautiful Mission Bay – Crown Point Park. It was wonderful to be together in person again. The 5K was timed and awards were given to the overall winner male and female. Trophies/recognition were given to 2nd and 3rd place males/females overall and to the top three males/females in a variety of age groups

All participants received a participation medal when they crossed the finish line.

There was face painting, refreshments and a complimentary pizza lunch prepared on site. 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 SCAD Reunion Social at the United Portuguese Hall beginning with a social hour and followed by dinner.

We were honored to have Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program team lead, Rochester MN join us. Dr. Hayes presented the latest research findings. Her presentation was also streamed on Facebook. After the presentation, Dr Hayes answered questions from the audience including those submitted through Facebook.
Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program Team Lead

Thank You


Sponsorships by corporations, organizations and foundations are key to raising additional money for research on the causes and best treatment options for SCAD.

Thank you to this year’s sponsors especially

Corporate Sponsor

Summerland Wine Brands
Buellton, CA

$10,000 Plus
Nationwide Sponsor

Pinkert Family Foundation
anonymous family foundation

$1000 Plus
Patron Sponsor

Denenholz Family

JM Flooring
Oceanside, CA


We truly appreciate Ellen Robin, 5K chair, and her team for their hard work making this year’s 5K SCADaddle© and SCAD Reunion so successful! A special thank you to survivor Donna Sugimoto and Ellen Robin who organized a successful online silent auction raising funds for research.
We are grateful to all who helped to ensure the weekend came together:

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


Pink and Red Heart quilt
Jan Saillard is the proud owner of this colorful, cheerful Pink and Red Heart quilt. The quilt was donated by Vicki Schram, a dear friend of SCAD survivor Karen Gugla. It was made by Vicki’s best friends with love in honor of Karen, all SCAD survivors and SCAD Angels.

SCAD Research Inc.: WE Make Research Happen Now©