2023 Greater Lehigh Valley 5k SCADaddle©
Saturday, September 30, 2023
The 6th annual Greater Lehigh Valley 5k SCADaddle for Research timed run/walk on September 30, 2023 wrapped up our 2023 SCADaddle season in style and included a SCAD Reunion, the 5k SCADaddle and a SCAD Information Seminar!
Survivors and their supporters gathered around several reserved fire pits at Quakertown Trolley Barn Public Market on Friday evening, September 29. This was a wonderful opportunity to meet others impacted by a spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD). Drinks and food were available for purchase.
SCAD Angel Families/Friends enjoyed dinner together at a local restaurant.
The SCADaddle took place at Upper Saucon Township Community Park, Center Valley, PA, a family and dog friendly park. Prior to the start of the 5k, SCAD survivors were recognized. There was also a moment of silence for those who had not survived their heart attacks caused by a SCAD (our SCAD Angels).
Medals were given to top finishers in a variety of categories. After the awards, participants enjoyed refreshments and socialized under the pavilion. They shopped the SCAD Store and entered opportunity drawings to win prizes.
Participants also enjoyed food and ice cream from Wiz Kidz and Batch Microcreamery food trucks.
SCAD Information Seminar
Survivors, their supporters and SCAD Angel families/friends gathered in the afternoon for a SCAD Informational Seminar. The seminar was held at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. We are grateful to Dr. Ellina Feiner, Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute for sharing her SCAD knowledge with us.
Thank you to all who joined in the festivities and helped to make this year’s SCADaddle such a success raising thousands of dollars for research!
We especially appreciate our sponsors and planning team.
Thank you to this year’s sponsors especially:
SCAD Research,Inc. is an all-volunteer organization. We truly appreciate Kayla Karan (chairperson), Susan Edelman, Tara Johnson and Jill McComsey as well as everyone who helped along the way.
SCAD Research Inc.: WE Make Research Happen Now©