2017 Lehigh Valley (PA) 5k SCADaddle for Research
Join us for our 2nd annual Lehigh Valley 5K SCADaddle at beautiful Bethlehem Township Community Center in Bethlehem Township, PA, to raise money for research into causes and effective treatments for heart attacks caused by Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD). Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) occurs when a tear forms between the layers of a coronary artery, which can lead to a hematoma or to a clot formation obstructing blood flow and starving the heart muscle of oxygen. SCAD is an understudied and poorly understood cause of heart attack. SCAD is a type of a heart attack not associated with the typical risk factors of heart disease.
Unlike heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis, SCAD occurs with less frequency and often impacts younger, otherwise healthy individuals, disproportionately impacting more women than men. Research is needed to answer fundamental questions such as what causes SCAD and what the best treatment options are.
Race Registration, Location, & Start
Bethlehem Township Community Center
2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020
Registration and Bib Pick up begins at 7:30 am.
Race starts at 9:00 am sharp.
For more details on location, please refer to the MAP.
The 5K course is a relatively flat and fast, paved course, weaving through the park at Bethlehem Township Community Center.
Unable to Attend
If you are unable to join us in person on June 10, 2017, you can be with us ”in spirit” by registering as a virtual participant. Virtual participants can walk or run in their own neighborhoods or in the comfort of their home on a treadmill. When you register as a virtual participant, you will have an opportunity to set up a personal fundraising page to send to family, friends and colleagues so you can encourage them to also support you and research. There is no cost to be a virtual participant. Virtual participants do not receive a t shirt. 5K t-shirts can be purchase at our SCAD Store beginning in early April.
Direct Donations Accepted
Anyone can donate directly to SCAD Research, Inc. through our website.
5K Sponsorship Opportunities
The race organizers are seeking sponsorships from local businesses and organizations.
Obtaining sponsors is key to ensuring that sufficient funds are raised for research on the causes and best treatment options for SCAD. We offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities. If you know of a potential sponsor and would like assistance in securing them for this race, please contact us at 5K@scadresearch.org.
Thank you to our Lehigh Valley 5k Sponsor
Neptune City, NJ
Other Weekend Highlights
Friday Night Survivor Meet & Greet
The Survivor Meet & Greet will take place on Friday night, June 9, 2017, at 7 PM in the lobby of the Courtyard by Marriott, 2200 Emrick Blvd., Bethlehem, PA. This is a great opportunity for survivors to share their stories with one another and get to know one another, outside the online survivor networks.
Saturday Night Cocktail Reception Fundraiser: The Gratitude Gala
The Gratitude Gala, a cocktail reception with hors d’hoevres, will be held on the evening of Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Blue Grillhouse, located at 4431 Easton Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18020. Click for details and to purchase tickets.
If your family is coming and you would like to consider leaving your kids behind at the hotel while you attend the gala, please contact Jill Kelly McComsey about possible babysitting options at 5Keastcoast@scadresearch.org.
Hotel Room Blocks
For anyone who is interested in staying overnight, especially SCAD survivors who are planning to participate in the survivor Meet & Greet on Friday night or anyone planning to stay for the Gratitude Gala, we have made room blocks at the following hotel. The hotel is located within one mile of the Bethlehem Township Community Center (5K site) and less than one mile from Blue Grillhouse (the site of Gratitude Gala):
Courtyard by Marriott, Easton/Bethlehem, PA
2220 Emrick Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA 18020
S: 610-625-9515 H: 610-625-9500 F: 610-625-8817
GROUP NAME: SCAD 5K RUN / 04655/SCAP
Two Queens $159 per night
King w/sofabed $139 per night
Dates for Room Block: Fri, June 9 – Sun, June 11, 2017
Check in 3pm/Check out Noon.
DEADLINE FOR ROOM BLOCK – You must make your hotel reservation and mention this group by MAY 15th to secure the room block rates above.