Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

2023 Minnesota 5k SCADaddle©

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Our 4th annual Minnesota 5k SCADaddle© for Research fun run/walk took place on Saturday, May 13, 2023. It was a great success, raising thousands and thousands of dollars for much needed research. There were over 350 registered to attend in-person and 11 registered to participate virtually.

In-person participants included 40 survivors and 27 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, Maplewood MN.

Afterwards, participants enjoyed refreshments, kids’ activities, each other’s company and an opportunity to shop the SCAD store along with other vendors. Thank you to all who joined in the festivities and helped to make this year’s MN SCADaddle such a success!

SCAD Reunion & Mayo Clinic SCAD Presentation

SCAD Social and Reunion Dinner

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 6:30pm. Survivors took turns sharing their SCAD stories prior to Mayo Clinic’s research presentation.

Mayo Clinic Research Presentation

Dr. Marysia Tweet & Dr. Sharonne Hayes

We are grateful to members of the Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Team who joined us. Thank you Dr. Sharonne Hayes and Dr. Marysia Tweet for presenting Mayo Clinic’s latest research findings after dinner. Following their presentation, Dr. Hayes and Dr. Tweet answered questions from the audience.

Mayo SCAD Research Team

Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Team

Thank You


Thank you to this year’s sponsors especially:

$10,000 Plus
Nationwide Sponsor

Pinkert Family Foundation
anonymous family foundation

$2,500 Plus
Supporting Sponsor


Prior Lake, MN

$1,000 Plus
Patron Sponsor


St. Paul, MN


Twin Cities, MN


SCAD Research, inc. is an all-volunteer organization. We truly appreciate Kelley Hoolihan for chairing the SCADaddle weekend again this year and everyone who helped Kelley along the way.

SCAD Research Inc.: WE Make Research Happen Now©