November 11, 2014
On October 27, 2014 Heidi (survivor) and Nat Henson presented Mayo Clinic a ceremonial check for $100,000 on SCAD Research, Inc.’s behalf. Our founder, Bob Alico (center) was also at the presentation and reception which followed.
This donation will be used to further research under the leadership of Dr. Sharonne Hayes. The presentation of the ceremonial check to Mayo Clinic represents the hard work and support of SCAD Survivors and their families as well as those families whose loved ones did not survive
After the reception, Traci Klein, Mayo PR, took Bob on a tour to learn more about SCAD genetic research, see a display names of major donors, visit the Spirit Center and meet Dr. Rajiv Gulati.
Benefactors who give at least $100,000 (an accumulative amount) are recognized by Mayo. As a major benefactor, SCAD Research, Inc. will have a plaque in Minnesota as well as Mayo’s Arizona and Florida campuses. There is an electronic registry that people can use to search names. Since our inception, SCAD Research, Inc. has donated $135,000 to SCAD Research Program.
A very unexpected area of Mayo is their Spirit Center. Traci and Bob wrote a prayer dedication for Bob’s wife Judy, who did not survive SCAD. People stop by and take these dedications from the wall and pray for the intention. This was a very touching moment.
Bob ended his day meeting Dr. Rajiv Gulati, SCAD expert from the catheterization lab. Dr. Gulati was unable to make it to the presentation and met Bob at Mayo’s St. Mary’s Campus.