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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
Dec 23 Scott Siefker Undisclosed amount
Dec 23 Doris and David Cooper Danielle, Brad and family so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. You are always in our hearts. Doris and David $27.69
Dec 21 Patricia Mydosh Rest in peace Undisclosed amount
Dec 20 Michael Bresler In honor of Audrey Tatar and her guardian angel, Eli Undisclosed amount
Dec 18 Paul and Donna Grogan Thanks for continuing to support research into SCAD - it means a lot to those of us who have suffered from the disease. $1,071.51
Dec 16 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Dec 16 Melissa Kim $1,071.51
Dec 13 Elaine Cole This is honor of my sister, Cindy Barth, to contribute to her SCAD birthday fundraiser. We both have survived SCAD events! $81.22
Dec 05 Andrew & Anne Shifflett This donation is made in honor of Paula S. Brown. Instead of exchanging Christmas gifts this year, we decided to support a worthy cause. $100.00
Dec 03 Kevin Timm $200.00