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Time to Talk logoBy sharing the signs and symptoms of stroke and the importance of acting quickly, you may help save your life or the life of someone else. Time2Talk, a national stroke awareness campaign by National Stroke Association, together with Genentech, urges you to talk with your family and friends about stroke. Remember:

  • Stroke can happen to anyone at any time.
  • It affects nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. each year.
  • Stroke is a leading cause of death and serious long-term disability.

Have the conversation today—share vital information about stroke and the importance of acting quickly!

Read these three Time2Talk stories that illustrate why acting quickly at the first sign of stroke is key. Then listen to a radio podcast by Dr. Talkad and Patrick Johnson.

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Dr. Arun Talkad

Time Is of the Essence

With passion for helping patients and their families understand stroke, Dr. Talkad wants everyone to be well informed and possibly prevent strokes from happening in the first place.   

» Read Dr. Talkad's story.

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Patrick Johnson

A Stroke Can Happen to Anyone

A vegetarian and avid runner, Patrick believed he was in good health. After passing his Air Force fitness test with a score of 93, he experienced a stroke a few days later.

» Read Patrick's story.

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Cathy Jenkins

A Stroke Can Happen at Any Time

Shortly after getting home, Cathy’s leg suddenly went numb and her speech became garbled. Thankfully her husband came to her aid and quickly called 9-1-1.

» Read Cathy's story.


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