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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
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
Apr 23 David and Robyn P In memory of Kristi Keelin $107.98
Apr 23 Jamie Meade Fix In memory of Kristi Keelin Joyce and with deepest sympathy to Tripp and family. Undisclosed amount
Apr 23 James and Susan Campbell In memory of Kristi Keelin Joyce and in honor of Tripp and her boys, Drew, William and Wyatt. $107.98
Apr 23 Rob and Amy Lindley In memory of Kristi Keelin Joyce. Undisclosed amount
Apr 22 Anonymous Please accept this gift in memory of our cousin Kristi Keelin Joyce. Undisclosed amount
Apr 22 Brian and Dorcas Miller In memory of Kristi Joyce and with sympathy for her family $107.98
Apr 22 Laura & Pj McInerny In memory of Kristi Keelin Joyce and in honor of her family. We will cherish all our college memories! Yellow ! Undisclosed amount
Apr 21 Anne McChesney In memory of Kristi Keelin Joyce and with sympathy for her husband Tripp and sons Drew, William, and Wyatt. Undisclosed amount
Apr 21 Dot Yandle In memory of Kristi Keelin Joyce. Continue the research to help others. Undisclosed amount