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  • SCAD Heart Attack Awareness Week


    SCAD Heart Attack Awareness Week© is the third week in February 17-23 and starts on Presidents Day. This is the perfect time to raise awareness about spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD). Here are several ways you can help raise awareness about SCAD: Share Your SCAD Story Post your own story on social media and include […]

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  • Michigan 5K SCADaddle© Registration Now Open!


    Registrations are coming in for our first Michigan 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday May 16 at beautiful Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Charter Township, about 20 mi. from Detroit. Register by May 2 to guarantee this year’s 5K t-shirt. All registered participants will receive a medal and a t-shirt (if registered by May 2). […]

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  • Ninth National/Chicago area 5K SCADaddle© Registration Now Open!


    Don’t miss out! Join us on Saturday June 13, 2020 for our chip timed SCADaddle© Run/Walk at Danada Forest Preserve on a 5K USATF certified course in Wheaton IL, a Chicago suburb. You won’t be disappointed! All runners/walkers will be timed. Awards will be given to overall winner male and female. Medals/recognition will be given […]

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  • Our Two 2019 Grants


    The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we awarded two grants for research on SCAD, totaling $165,000, in 2019!!! This brings our total donation to SCAD research, since our inception, to $965,000! This year’s grant recipients are: Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program; and Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Mayo Clinic was the first and […]

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  • Video of Mayo Clinic Research Presentation on September 28


    The edited Mayo Clinic Research Presentation streamed on September 28, 2019 is now available on our YouTube channel. Dr. Sharonne Hayes gave a recap about SCAD, where the Mayo study has come from and their latest research findings. Dr. Hayes took questions from the audience including questions submitted online following her presentation. Dr. Hayes also […]

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  • Participants Enjoyed Lehigh Valley 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 12


    Our 4th annual 5K SCADaddle© for Research run/walk took place at Upper Saucon Township Community Park in Center Valley, PA. Everyone had a great time while raising thousands of dollars for research. It was a busy SCADaddle© weekend with a Meet & Greet for SCAD survivors, their supporters and SCAD Angel’s family/friends on Friday evening […]

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Are you a SCAD survivor? Has SCAD affected your family or friends? Let your voice be heard! You can use the "Tell Your Story" link below to submit your information and it will be posted in the blog section of the website (see "Read Stories"). Or, tell your story in a video and send it to us by email. Short (2-3 minute) videos will be posted on our youtube channel.

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