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National Stroke Association
National Stroke Association

November 2012

Celebrate Your Stroke Champion

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Whether your stroke champion is a survivor, caregiver, family member, friend or even a medical professional, this year you can let them know how much they mean to you, while raising awareness and vital funds for stroke.

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The Importance of Caregivers

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Caregivers and family members play a vital role in a stroke survivor’s recovery. November is National Family Caregivers Month. Learn why Henry Winkler is joining National Stroke Association in celebrating this important month.

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See and Share Key Stroke Info

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A picture is worth a thousand words. That’s why we’ve made it so easy for you to share essential stroke information on Facebook, including important warning signs, like severe headaches and slurred speech. Download this infographic and share it with your networks—the more knowledge people have, the more lives will be saved.

Once the image opens in your browser, right-click on the image and choose "Save Picture As..." to save a copy to your computer.
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"Hercules" Actor Kevin Sorbo Helps Honor Award Winners

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A 9-year-old stroke survivor and a support group for stroke survivors with aphasia were among those honored at the second annual Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence (RAISE) Awards on Oct. 19 in Denver, Colo. Keynote speaker Kevin Sorbo and emcee Mark McEwen spoke about their own experiences with stroke.

Find out what inspires the award winners every day to raise awareness about stroke.

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Get Social With the Chief

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Follow, "like" and connect with our chief executive officer, Jim Baranski, on social media.

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"I was 27 years old and pregnant. An aneurysm and stroke changed my life forever.” –Dreamor, stroke survivor

Read Dreamor’s story of stroke and recovery in the Faces of Stroke℠ gallery.


Healthcare Law
and You

See how the federal Affordable Care Act affects you at HealthCareAndYou.org. Select your state and age range, and see which provisions affect you now and in the future.

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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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