Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

2022 9th Annual National/Chicago Area 5k SCADaddle© for Research

2022 national scadaddle

9th Annual National/Chicago Area
5K SCADaddle© for Research
Saturday, June 18, 2022
9:00 AM
Danada Forest Preserve
Wheaton, Illinois


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Join us at our 9th annual 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).

The SCADaddle© chip timed run/walk will take place at Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton, IL. The USATF certified 5K course runs through and around the park on a varied terrain of crushed cinder, concrete sidewalk and grass. The run starts at 9:00 am and all participants will be timed. Awards/recognition will be given to top male & female overall finishers and by age categories.

In addition to the 5K, there will be lunch, an awards ceremony, a silent auction, quilt raffle and fun for the whole family.

Location & Registration

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Danada Forest Preserve

3S580 Naperville Rd
Wheaton, IL
Start time: 9:00 AM

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. Lunch, awards ceremony, a silent auction, a raffle on a quilt made by a survivor and activities will take place after the 5K.


When you register, please consider forming a team and/or personalizing your own fundraising page, which is automatically set up when you register. You can email a link to your fundraising or team page to family and friends as well as post on social media. Thank you for helping to raise funds for research!

Register by May 20 to guarantee your 5K t-shirt.

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Awards & Recognitions

Awards will be given to overall male and female winners. Medals/recognition will be given to overall winner male and female. Medals/recognition will be given to 2nd and 3rd place male/female overall and to the top three males/females for age groups: 9 and under, 10-17, 18-25, 26-33, 34-41, 42-49, 50-57, 58-65, 66-73, and 74 and older.

Click Frequently Asked Questions for answers to common questions.

For additional information about the 5K & other activities, please follow us on our National SCADaddle© Facebook event page or email 5k@scadresearch.org.

Special Event for Survivors, Supporters & Families Impacted by SCAD

In addition to the 5K, we have a special Friday evening planned for SCAD Survivors, their supporters, and families of loved ones who did not survive (our SCAD Angels). You’ll have the opportunity to meet new and reconnect with old friends, along with Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program Team Lead and an internationally recognized SCAD expert. We hope you will join us!

The SCAD Social Reunion Reservations are now Closed.
Please contact Sarah at 847-530-8158

We will be live streaming Dr. Hayes’ Presentation, check our virtual page for details.

Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program Team Lead


The Embassy Suites Naperville

1823 Abriter Court, Naperville, IL 60563

4:00-6:00pm Packet Pick Up/Registration available

5:30pm Event will begin with our Meet & Greet. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening, featuring a signature heart cocktail.

7:00pm Dinner

7:45pm Presentation by and Q&A with Dr. Sharonne Hayes

9:00pm Continue to socialize, shop the SCAD Store, and purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a beautiful survivor made quilt too!

Join us for a delicious dinner with a choice of a chicken or vegetarian entree. A kids’ meal is also available (ages 3-12).

  • Plated Dinner Option 1:
    4 oz. Basil Marinated Chicken Breast with Cucumber Relish, Harvest Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette Dressing, Roasted Potatoes, Asparagus in a Squash Ring, Fresh Rolls & Butter, Chef’s Choice of Dessert
  • Vegetarian Dinner Option 2:
    Roasted Vegetable Stack, Harvest Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette Dressing, Fresh Rolls & Butter, Chef’s Choice of Dessert
  • Kids Meal (ages 3-12 yrs):
    Chicken Fingers, Fries, Harvest Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette Dressing, Fresh Rolls & Butter, Chef’s Choice of Dessert

Dinner options 1 and 2 are $52, kids’ meal is $26. Tax & gratuity included.

Reservations must be made by June 10.

COVID Protocol for SCAD Reunion In order to enhance the safety of everyone, the Board of Directors is requesting that all attendees at the SCAD Social Reunion events:

  • Must attest that they completed COVID-19 testing of any kind and received a negative test result on Friday, June 17 OR that if a positive COVID-19 test result of any kind was received within the past 90 days, it has been at least 10 days since COVID-19 infection, and they are currently asymptomatic.
  • Must attest that they will comply with all safety requirements and that they understand the inherent risk associated with being in large groups of people
  • Masking is recommended but not required

Thank you for your understanding

Overnight Accommodations

We have a block of hotel reservations at Embassy Suites Naperville for June 17. The group rate is $149/night plus tax for 1 king suite or 2 queen/2 room suite. This is the location of the Friday evening dinner and presentation.

Your stay includes WIFI, an evening reception, a cooked-to-order hot breakfast, and free parking.

Reserve by June 2 to secure this discounted rate. After June 2, the hotel will release unreserved rooms.

To make reservations:
• Click overnight accommodations to book your room by June 2.
• Call Hilton Central Reservations at 800-445-8667 to request a reservation and provide, code SCG.

There are a number of other hotels in the area as well.

Email us at 5K@scadresearch.org with any questions.

Sponsors & Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship by corporations, organizations and foundations is key to raising additional money for research on the causes and best treatment options for SCAD. We offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities and recognitions.

Thank you to this year’s sponsors especially

Corporate Sponsor

Summerland Wine Brands
Buellton, CA

$10,000 Plus
Nationwide Sponsor

Pinkert Family Foundation
anonymous family foundation

$2,5000 Plus
Supporting Sponsor
St. Petersburg, FL

Race Sponsor

Fleet Feet Sports
Chicago, Elmhurst, IL

For additional information about sponsorship including sponsorship level recognitions, click sponsorship opportunities.

If you know of a potential sponsor and would like assistance in securing one, please contact us at 5K@scadresearch.org.

Unable to Attend and Want to Support

If you are unable to join us in person at our National/Chicago Area 5K, you can register to participate virtually, make a donation to a participant’s fundraising page, or their team page.

And, of course, you can donate directly to SCAD Research, Inc.