2018 Minnesota 5k SCADaddle© For Research
Saturday, September 22, 2018
The first annual SCADdaddle© weekend on September 21-22 in St. Paul, MN was a fun and very successful weekend.
5K SCADaddle© for Research
The 5K fun run/walk took place Saturday morning at Battle Creek Regional Park in East St. Paul (Maplewood). There were over 300 participants including 35 survivors along with family members and friends who participated in memory of their loved one who did not survive. In addition to Minnesota, participants came from AZ, IA, IL, FL, MI and WI. Thanks to participants’ fundraising efforts and sponsorships, tens of thousands of dollars were raised for research.
SCAD survivors were recognized before the start of the 5K. Participation medals were given to each person as they crossed the finish line. Participants enjoyed refreshments and a social afterwards to celebrate the successful completion of the 5K. Items from the SCAD Store were available for purchase.
SCAD Reunion Dinner & Presentation
The weekend kicked off on Friday evening with a SCAD Reunion buffet dinner at Holiday Inn & Suites – Lake Elmo for SCAD survivors, their supporters and family/friends of those who did not survive (SCAD Angels). Each survivor and the family of our SCAD Angel were acknowledged. Dr. Marysia Tweet, one of the key researchers at Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program in Rochester, MN presented Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program’s latest findings and took time to answer questions. In addition to Dr. Tweet, other members of the Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Team attended the dinner as well as the 5K.
Thank you to survivors Denise Thul and Kristen Bowlds (co-chairs) and all of the volunteers who helped with various aspects of the weekend. A special thank you to the MN SCADaddle planning team:
- Jodi and John Anfinrud
- Cara Mulder
- Cis Brentz
- Kathy and Fred Trosvik
- Lisa Kaiser
- Margaret Hart
- Patty and Larry Longaard
- Renee Flattem
- Shar Webbe
- Susan Brott
- Tammi O’Neal
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
Golden Valley, MN
Eden Prairie, MN
PBS Credit Services