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Community Events are hosted by volunteers around the U.S. donating their time to raise awareness and funds for stroke in their community. We’re pleased provide support to these individuals and appreciate their support.

2016 Comeback Trail 5K Series

The Comeback Trail 5K Series represents the journey of recovery for the stroke community, dedicated to raising stroke awareness and celebrating survivorship. Join us in a city near you or by participating through your trail, your way.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017 -
7:00am to 1:30pm

** NEW IN 2017 ** 

Join Stroke Challenge in Nashville and you'll enjoy rocking and rolling all over music city.  Event include full & half marathon options.

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Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:00am
Indianapolis, Ind.

Join Stroke Challenge in Indianapolis, IN for the incredibly popular OneAmerica Mini Marathon (13.1 miles) or the Finish Line 5K (3.1 miles) in May. 

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Sunday, May 7, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Living Faith World Ministries

Wellness and Joy will be partnering with groups of nurses in Daytona Beach to provide information about stroke prevention, diet change, signs and symptoms of stroke and other. Attendees will be able to take home free pamphlets and there will be free blood pressure and blood sugar monitoring. Come and support our community!

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 10:00am
Bethany Baptist Church - Abundant Harvest Plaza

Way of Escape Ministries is recognizing May as National Stroke Awareness Month by providing its members at Bethany Baptist Church and the surrounding community with take home educational resources and a free seminar on stroke education.  All are welcome!!

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
9:00am to 11:15am
Mine Falls Park

The 2nd Annual Run For Robert 5K Run/Walk honors the late Robert Kovalsky and benefits the National Stroke Association.  My Father, Robert, suffered from the debilitating effects of a stroke.  However, he always considered himself a stroke survivor rather than a victim. Please join us to celebrate his life and raise money for the National Stroke Association.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 11:00am
Andrews Air Force Tactical Center

The purpose of this event is to incorporate dancing/zumba and then luncheon to provide information about stroke. Attendees will take home information regarding blood pressure monitoring, nutrition and fitness.

Sunday, May 14, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Bethany Baptist Church

Members of Way of Escape Ministries will be presenting materials and information to over 2,000 church and community members.  A presenter from a community hospital (Kennedy Hospital) will be giving a short seminar on preventing and managing strokes.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
Queen of the Valley Hospital - Oakwood Room A and B

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. We will offer a free lecture by a stroke neurologist on stroke risks. Know how to prevent a stroke. Free health screenings. See you there!

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 6:30am

Stroke Challenge is headed to Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, and you can be there with us when you join the AACR Rock ‘n Roll Philadelphia Stroke Challenge team.  This event is a half marathon and National Stroke Association is the official Transamerica Tomorrow Chaser charity partner.

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Sunday, November 5, 2017 -
6:00am to 1:00pm

Guaranteed entry into the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon with the National Stroke Association's Stroke Challenge team.

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David running in a marathon

I ran to inspire other stroke survivors to fight hard in their recoveries.

David P., stroke survivor

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