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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

Recent donors
Date Name Amount
Dec 31 Denise Mayer Supporting my SCAD Family and remembering the angels and their families $27.69
Dec 30 In honor of Jodi Anfinrud $107.98
Dec 30 Karen duVon $107.98
Dec 29 Carol Weston $1,071.51
Dec 28 Tracy France Undisclosed amount
Dec 27 Kristy Pals $1,071.51
Dec 26 Phelps Family To be used for MN SCAD 5K and in support of Melissa Timm. $247.16
Dec 25 Cindy Adams & Jane Finley $268.57
Dec 21 The Cross Creek Campers! In honor of one of our campers- Kurt! $125.00
Dec 21 Tobe Bassior $200.00