2017 National (IL) 5k SCADaddle for Research
May 6, 2017
Danada Forest Preserve
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Join us for our 6th annual chip-timed run/walk to raise money for much needed research on the #1 cause of heart attacks in women under age 50 – spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD).
SCAD is a type of a heart attack not associated with the typical risk factors of heart disease. It strikes without warning when a sudden tear occurs within the layers of one or more coronary arteries, blocking blood flow to the heart. SCAD is also the #1 cause of heart attacks in women who are pregnant and new moms. Although less common, SCAD can affect men too.
Dr. Sharonne Hayes, SCAD Research Program team lead at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), will be joining us and will present Mayo Clinic’s latest research findings after the 5K.
Location and Registration
The 5K chip-timed run/walk will take place on an USATF Certified crushed limestone course. The course winds through the preserve’s prairie and woodland habitats. Refreshments including a complimentary lunch donated by Buona Naperville and Chipotle Mexican Grill (4657 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL) will be provided at the end of the 5K.
Register by April 21 to guarantee this year’s 5K t-shirt. Registrations after April 21 are not guaranteed a t-shirt.
When you register, please consider forming a team and/or creating a personal fundraising webpage with a fundraising goal. You can ask your family, friends, and co-workers to support you by making a donation.
Click Frequently Asked Questions for answers to common questions.
Unable to Attend and Want to Support
If you are unable to join us in person, be with us in “spirit” by registering as a virtual participant. Virtual participants have joined us on treadmills, walking or running in their neighborhoods, or just reaching out to friends and family while raising money for SCAD Research! Participating virtually gives you the flexibility to choose a different date or time if you prefer.
When you register as a virtual participant, you will have an opportunity to set up a personal fundraising page to send to family/friends/co-workers asking them to support you. There is no cost to participate virtually or to form a virtual team. Virtual participants do not receive a 5K t-shirt. 5K t-shirts can be purchase at our SCAD Store beginning early April.
And, of course, you can Donate directly to SCAD Research, Inc.
5K Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship of the 5K by businesses and organizations is key to raising additional money 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, please contact us at 5K@scadresearch.org.
Thank you to our National 5k Sponsors
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Presentation of Latest Research Findings
To learn more about SCAD and the latest research findings, join us at 1:00pm in the auditorium of nearby Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare, 801 S. Washington Street, Naperville, IL.
Cardiologist Dr. Sharonne Hayes, who leads the SCAD research team at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) and chairs our Scientific Advisory Committee, will be our presenter. Everyone is welcome. A voluntary donation to help raise additional funds for research will be accepted at the door.
Note: Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare does not allow food or drinks in their auditorium.
Additional Events for SCAD Survivors
The 5K and the presentation by Dr. Sharonne Hayes are open to everyone. In addition, there are several events planned especially for SCAD Survivors and their supporters on Friday and Saturday evenings. An informal Meet & Greet at Courtyard Marriott in Naperville, IL will take place on Friday evening and a Saturday dinner is planned at Granite City Food and Brewery in Naperville, close to the hotel. Watch for dinner details and reservations.
For those who wish to stay overnight, a block of rooms has been reserved through April 14 at the Courtyard Marriott (1155 East Diehl Rd., Naperville, IL). The room rate is $96.00 per night. Call Marriott Reservations at (800) 321-2211 or (630) 505-0550 on or before April 14. To receive the discount, identify yourself as part of the SCAD Room Block group.
After April 14, the hotel will release any unreserved rooms for general sale and it will be at the hotel’s discretion if they will accept reservations at the SCAD Room Block group rate.