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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.  


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Team information

Team Kelley

Raised: $349.53

Team Lali

Raised: $108.20

Team Sarah

Raised: $107.35


Raised: $54.96

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
May 11 Lisa Carlson $54.10
May 11 Shane Bernard Love you Mom😊 $54.10
May 06 Kristin Kingbay $107.35
Mar 29 Nancy Lindberg $27.48
Mar 29 Robin Luetzow Scad Survivor Feb 2020 $27.48
Mar 18 Julie Nelson Undisclosed amount
Feb 25 The Peterson’s You are amazing, Kelley! $107.35
Feb 25 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Feb 25 Nolander’s So happy you are using your voice and experience to educate others!! $107.35
Feb 25 Anonymous $27.48