May 24, 2022
5K Fun Run/Walk
The 3rd annual 5K SCADaddle for Research fun run/walk on May 14 proudly returned after being postponed for two years due to COVID! Over 360 people registered including 10 virtual participants. In addition to the 47 SCAD survivors, 27 participated in memory of their loved one who did not survive. A huge thank you to SCAD survivor Kelley Hoolihan who chaired the Minnesota 5K weekend and to everyone who helped her along the way!
All in-person participants received a participation medal and those who registered before the deadline received a 5K t-shirt. Over $22,000 was raised through donations to help advance research!
After the 5K, everyone enjoyed a casual social with refreshments. They shopped the SCAD Store and took chances on two beautiful quilts made by survivor Mary Manderscheid.
SCAD Social Reunion
One of the many highlights of the weekend was the SCAD Social Reunion on Friday evening for SCAD survivors, their supporters and families/friends who lost loved ones to SCAD. The dinner took place at the Holiday Inn & Suites, Elmo, MN. Following dinner, SCAD survivors and the SCAD Angel family shared their SCAD stories.
Afterwards, Drs. Sharonne Hayes and Patricia Best from the Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program in Rochester, MN presented the latest SCAD research findings. Their presentation was also streamed on Facebook. Drs. Hayes and Best spent time after their presentation answering questions from the audience as well as those submitted online.
Thank you to our sponsors especially:
- Summerland Wine Brands, Buellton, CA
- The Pinkert Family Foundation
- C4Technical Services, Minneapolis, MN
- RJ Flooring, Prior Lake, MN
- Shiny Side Up, Lakeville, MN
Upcoming SCADaddle Weekends:
There are a number of upcoming 5K SCADaddle for Research weekends throughout the United States. We hope you can join us for one or more of these fun weekends. Not only are SCADaddles an opportunity to meet others impacted by SCAD, they are our major fundraisers to help advance research and raise awareness about this poorly understood cause of a heart attack.