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National Stroke Association
National Stroke Association

July 2012

Athletes Against Stroke

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This Sunday, July 8, a group of athletes will participate in the 2012 Aquaphor New York City Triathlon to support National Stroke Association. And later this year, more athletes will raise stroke awareness and funds in the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon and the 2012 ING New York City Marathon. You can support the effort by:

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A Brief Word With Congress

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Dr. Walter Koroshetz speaking at the congressional briefing.

During National Stroke Awareness Month, National Stroke Association hosted a congressional briefing with the American Stroke Association. Our organizations went to Capitol Hill to educate Congress about stroke and why the research conducted by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is critical to advancing stroke diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Read more.

This briefing builds on previous activities by the Stroke Advocacy Network to voice support for NINDS funding on Capitol Hill. Learn more about the issues the Stroke Advocacy Network is working on and how you can make your voice heard in your representatives’ offices.

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Award-Winning Awareness

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Now through the end of July, you can nominate a group or individual for a RAISE Award. The Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence (RAISE) Awards honor those who have taken stroke awareness to new heights in their communities.

Awards will be given this fall in seven categories. But hurry and submit your nominations before July 31!

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The Fair Is Open All Summer

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It’s not too late to visit the 2012 Virtual Health Fair. See all 10 webinars, covering post-stroke issues from nutrition to finance to emotional issues and more, and visit booths in the exhibit and product halls for information on stroke and stroke-related products.

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Stroke News—Coming to You

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Issue 3 of StrokeSmart™ magazine will be arriving in your mailbox soon. Read about therapeutic gardens, caring for adult children after a stroke and more. If you’re not a subscriber, sign up now to get five free issues.

View this iHOPE webinar

Questions About Aphasia Answered

Watch the recording of our iHOPE Ask the Experts webinar on aphasia—now available.

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New Brochures Available

Learn about managing your prescriptions and becoming a more effective caregiver with two new brochures:

Medication Adherence and Compliance
Caregivers and Stroke

Download the brochures free or call 1-800-STROKES (787-6537) to order multiple copies.

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Corporate Alliance Board Members

Chairman level
Allergan, Inc. • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Genentech, Inc.

Executive level
Medtronic, Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company/Pfizer Inc. Partnership

Director level
ACORDA Therapeutics
Avanir PharmaceuticalsLundbeck
Patterson Medical

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