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Raise money for SCAD RESEARCH INC

Our mission is to raise funds to support the most promising Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) research and to ultimately bring awareness, dissemination of knowledge and research findings to the bedside of patients with SCAD.

What is SCAD?

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is an uncommon and poorly understood type of a heart attack, which sometimes leads to an abrupt death.  It occurs without warning when a tear forms in one of the blood vessels in the heart. 

SCAD often impacts younger, healthy individuals who do not have the typical risk factors for heart disease.  The average age of a SCAD patient is approximately 42 years old and up to 80% of those experiencing SCAD are women.  

Research to Answer "Why"

Research so far has shown those who experience a SCAD are typically…

  • Young with an average age of 42; occurring in people as young as early 20’s
  • Healthy typically with no known risk factors or underlying condition
  • Eighty percent more common in women than men – 20% of SCAD cases in women occur near the time of childbirth

…and we don’t know WHY

Since SCAD is little known and poorly understood, research as to the causes and best treatment options is needed.  

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Jul 25 Anonymous $215.04
Jul 21 Anonymous $536.22
Jul 07 Laura Haywood-Cory Thank you to Bob and everyone at SRI for all you've done to fund the search for answers. <3 $54.45
Jun 17 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
May 07 Brian and Susan Since the walk was postponed, we wanted to donate now instead of waiting until the fall. Undisclosed amount
May 04 Kristy Pals $268.57
Jan 18 The Epstein Family To the Denlein and Costello Family -- We are sending our deepest condolences for the loss of your dad, grandpa & husband. Sending our love $54.45
Jan 11 Ann Cutalo In Memory of Lawrence Joseph Costello 1945-2019 from friends of Susan Costello $107.98
Dec 31 Michael Evers In Honor of my wife, Jeanne F. Evers, who has had a SCAD but is not letting it hold her back! Undisclosed amount
Dec 31 Jean Erickson $107.98