SW Florida 5K Sunset SCADaddle for Research

March 29, 2019
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March 29, 2019
Payne Park
2050 Adams Ln
Sarasota, FL 34237
SW Florida 5K Sunset SCADaddle for Research
SW Florida 5K Sunset SCADaddle for Research
A group of mostly women, mostly young, and mostly healthy survivors of SCAD (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection) and their friends invite you to join them for a 5K charity run to fund research. SCAD was once thought to be rare, but groups of women who met through social media have brought attention to this sometimes fatal condition. It is in fact the #1 cause of heart attacks in women under 50, pregnant women, and new moms. The SW Florida 5K Sunset SCADaddle is a chip-timed 5K run or 1 mile walk on a course that runs through and around Payne Park on varied terrain of crushed cinder, concrete sidewalk and grass. After the awards runners are invited to stay for a complimentary sit-down dinner, snacks, and beer. Other activities include a raffle, kids run, a live Island-style band, hula-hoop fun, and massages from Massage Envy. The Farmhouse food truck will be on site with fresh homemade doughnuts. The event is one of a series of nation-wide SKADaddles sponsored by SCAD Research, Inc., an all-volunteer 401(c)3 non-profit that has donated $800,000 so far to the Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program. SCAD remains a little known and poorly understood type of heart attack. Most patients are younger, healthy women who do not have the typical risk factors of heart disease. It affects 5 times as many women as men, and SCAD has been associated with intense physical exertion. Research is needed to identify the cause(s) and the best treatment options. Here's a video that shows previous "SCADaddles" and explains the four words that can save a woman's life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuXQCUetoD0
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