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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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Date Name Amount
May 04 Cyndi Waters In memory of Kristi Joyce Undisclosed amount
May 04 Mary and Goodwin Seymour In loving memory of Kristi Joyce with deepest sympathies to her family. Undisclosed amount
May 02 Judy and Mark Robson In memory of Kristi Keelin Joyce with deepest sympathy to her loving family. Undisclosed amount
Apr 28 Jason Gary Klein in honor of Jackie Baker Undisclosed amount
Apr 27 Anonymous In loving memory of Kristi Joyce a lovely person. I am in shock to hear she died. Many prayers for her precious family. $107.98
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Apr 26 Larry and Marie Ellis We love and miss you so very, very much. Find a cure ..... $107.98
Apr 26 John & Karen Clarke In memory of Kristi Keelin Joyce with deepest sympathy to the family Undisclosed amount
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Apr 24 Personal/Family This small gift is given in memory of Kristi Keelin Joyce, of Spartanburg, SC, and Atlanta, GA, who lived a BIG and blessed life. $33.04