Amanda Alday

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60.4 km

60 km

S.C.A.D - What is it!

What is Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)?

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare but serious condition that results when an inner layer of one of the blood vessels in the heart tears. Blood seeps between the artery layers, forms a blockage and can slow or block blood flow to the heart, causing anginaheart attackabnormalities in heart rhythm or sudden death. Women in their 40s and 50s are most at risk of SCAD, although it can occur at any age and also in men. Some causes of SCAD are Extreme Stress, Hormone changes, Blood volume changes and FMD. 

SCAD is responsible for 25% of heart attacks in women under the age of 50 in Australia. 

My Story

In September of 2020 I had severe 'heart burn' and it was increasing by the second to where I felt like my chest was on fire and I couldn't breath. I was 33, no crazy lifestyle habits and mostly healthy. Called an ambulance and headed to hospital, I was having a heart attack caused by S.C.A.D (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection) Type 2. My left anterior descending artery had a tear of 6cms. After 5 days in hospital I went home home with a heart disease, alive but a new path to navigate whilst raising two kids. 
Its been a journey mentally and physically but I am so grateful and fortunate to have no long standing effects from the heart attack. Things to avoid sure, but I am alive and blessed. 

So this year 3 years later I am participating in the My Marathon and plan to walk the 42.2kms to raise awareness and much needed funds to continue research into heart disease. 

Support my challenge for Australian hearts

This October, I’ll be doing my personal best to raise funds to support The Heart Foundation.  I suffered a heart attack in September 2020.

I’m going to conquer 42 km to raise funds for heart disease research that will help save lives.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia, and I want to do something to support the thousands of Aussies whose lives are impacted by this disease every single day.

Join me and help save Aussie hearts by making a donation to my page.

Together, we can win the race against heart disease.

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Missy Wiggins

Keep being amazing! 💕 Always proud of you & your tenacity!


Helen Polglaze

I love you my Darling Daughter, scariest 😢 😭 💖 time in both yours and my life. ❤ 😍 💖 ❣ 💕 you Mum


The Reads

1200 now smash it


Darwin Mama

So glad we still have you around. ❤️


Edwina Taylor

So proud of you sista xxx


Natasha Lethorn

Keep being the amazing person you are.




Bram Fam

You will nail this challenge.





Carley Thomas

Great stuff Amanda! Super proud of you! Xx


Amanda Alday


Lexi B

Love you so much!!!



Amazing Amanda bloody legend you are 🥰


Lisa Taylor

Way to go hun xxx


Judy Jubb


Jacqui Taylor

You got this girlfriend !!! So super proud of you


Tracey Reed

Love you friend xxx


Cailin Moulton



Good luck, Great cause


Michelle James

Proud of you girl & grateful you are still with us 💖


Jack Power

My OCD hates seeing an odd number


Emma Lowndes

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