Join TEAM CURIN for the inaugural SCAD 5k Fun Run!
Funds raised will support vital ongoing research on Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) to advance our knowledge and management of this challenging and insufficiently understood condition.
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a tear in the heart artery’s lining, creating a blockage of blood clot or tissue. SCAD is an under-recognized cause of heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest, causing ~30% of heart attacks in women under the age of 60 years. About 90% of known SCAD patients are women, with the average age of 42 yrs.
Dr. Jacqueline Saw at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is a world leader in SCAD research and is the primary investigator for the Canadian SCAD Study. The study aims to better understand causes of non-atherosclerotic SCAD and its natural history, to evaluate predisposing arteriopathies and precipitating stressors, and long-term cardiovascular (CV) outcomes. The knowledge gained will be used to establish national and international guidelines on diagnosis, investigation and management of SCAD.
The VGH SCAD team will be hosting an estimated 200 participants at its first SCAD 5km walk/run on Saturday, September 8, 2018 along the False Creek Seawall, upon the conclusion of the inaugural Vancouver SCAD Conference. The goal is to raise awareness about SCAD and to generate funds to increase enrollment in the Canadian SCAD Study to 5000 patients. The overall fundraising goal is $100,000 and I invite and challenge you to join TEAM CURIN to help us reach our goal and improve our understanding of SCAD and the lives of SCAD survivors. THANK YOU!!