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Organizing a walk, run or other event to raise funds for National Stroke Association is a fun way to raise awareness and funds to fight against stroke.

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Thank you for your interest in learning more about hosting a community fundraising event. Each year, volunteers across the country host a wide variety of events to raise awareness and funds to benefit National Stroke Association.

Community fundraising event hosts help us to provide compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment and support for all impacted by stroke. We are pleased to provide you with tips for success, planning materials, personal online fundraising pages, and the support of our special events manager.

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Community Event Success Stories

Walk With Dinah

In 1998, the Suridis family held a walk with about 20 friends and family members in memory of their mother, who died after a stroke. They raised $1,500 for National Stroke Association. Since then, they have continued to grow the event through their Long Island community. In over 15 years, Walk With Dinah has raised over $150,000 for National Stroke Association. According to Jim Suridis, Walk With Dinah is “a way to keep our Mom’s memory alive and to keep fighting the battle against this terrible disease.”

Somers Walk for Stroke

Somers Walk for Stroke organizers and sisters, Lisa M. and Valerie G., say, “Our mom was a healthy, young, physically fit and active woman with no known health issues. That is why we want to raise awareness in our community and the surrounding communities.”

Fat Tire Bike Club

The Fat Tire Bike Club in Wisconsin hosts an annual fundraiser supporting National Stroke Association to honor Joe Romenesko (far right in photo). Joe is a stroke survivor who, along with the bike club, mobilizes his community to support the fight against stroke, raising funds and stroke awareness. The event included a variety of educational information on stroke, plus raffles, games and plenty of fun.

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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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