2018 Lehigh Valley 5k SCADaddle© for Research
Saturday, August 11, 2018
The third annual SCADdaddle© weekend August 10-11 in Lehigh Valley, PA was another smashing success. The weekend kicked off on Friday evening with a Survivor Meet & Greet, which provided an opportunity for survivors to meet others who can relate to living with SCAD.
5K SCADaddle© for Research
The timed 5K took place Saturday morning at Upper Saucon Township Community Park, Center Valley, PA. There were over 100 registered participants including 15 survivors. Survivors came from as far west as the state of Washington. Medals were given to top male and female finishers overall and in various age categories. Team awards were also given.
A large group of family and friends walked in memory of Meagan, a SCAD Angel. Team Meagan wore uniquely designed t-shirts honoring Meagan and other SCAD Angels. Team Meagan’s efforts paid off, as the team nearly swept the team award categories, receiving the Top Finisher team award and the Top Fundraiser team award. The Top Team Spirit award went to Red Ribbon Racers, as Team Captain Stephanie George traveled from Washington state to celebrate survival with her local family! We are grateful for each of these team’s members and their supporters.
Thank you to survivor Jill McComsey (chair) and all of the volunteers who helped with various aspects of the weekend. A special thank you to Jerry and Stephanie Steward, who year after year have returned to orchestrate the race events from registration, race execution through awards. Jill has reported that without them, she would be lost. SCADaddle© weekends take a great deal of work and we are grateful to the many volunteers who made this weekend a reality.
A special thank you to this year’s sponsors especially
Seidel, Cohen, Hof & Reid LLC
On Saturday evening, a cocktail reception, the Gratitude Gala, was held to raise additional funds for research. In addition to survivors, their supporters and SCAD Angel family/friends, members from the community also participated. A fun evening was shared among friends and supporters, as they celebrated our ability to make a difference in finding answers about SCAD.