National Stroke Association's New Messages of Hope Campaign Part of 30th Anniversary Celebration
Share Your Message of Hope
Everyone Is Invited to Share Hope Inspiring Messages for Stroke Survivors
Centennial, CO—National Stroke
Association is kicking off a 12-month celebration of its 30th
Anniversary by inviting the public to share Message of Hope for people who are recovering from a stroke. The
goal is to assemble a collection of messages that will help stroke survivors
persevere on the road to recovery by reinforcing the importance of never giving
up. The Messages of Hope will be
shared with the public throughout the duration of the 12-month 30th anniversary celebration.
to the Messages of Hope, National
Stroke Association has put together an infographic highlighting a collection of
important milestones in the world of stroke over the past 30 years. The
infographic shows how National Stroke Association has been a part of reducing
the incidence and impact of stroke since being founded in 1984.
» Submit a Message of Hope
» View the 30th anniversary infographic
A stroke is
a brain attack that occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel
breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. The first step to prevention is identifying
if you have any controllable and uncontrollable risk factors and begin to
Stroke is an
emergency. Treatment may be available if a person reaches the hospital in
time. Recognizing warning signs can be easy if you remember to think FAST:
Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Does the speech sound
slurred or strange?
If you observe any of these signs, then it’s time to call 9-1-1
About National Stroke Association
Stroke Association is the only national organization in the U.S. that focuses
100 percent of its efforts on stroke by developing compelling education and programs
focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted
by stroke. Founded in 1984, the organization works every day to meet its
mission to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke. Visit www.stroke.org to learn more.
Contact: Kevin Vicker