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Stroke Smart Magazine


Spring 2010
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May is National Stroke Awareness Month
Help Us to Inspire and Educate

Every May during National Stroke Awareness Month, National Stroke Association takes extra steps to educate people about how to prevent stroke and to inspire survivors and caregivers to have hope through stroke recovery. In May 2009, we reached more than 200,000 people with important information about stroke.

But our efforts to spread awareness are not limited to one month of the year. Your generosity through donations allows us to continue providing programs and initiatives that educate the general public, health care professionals and stroke survivors and caregivers.

Consider donating $25 this month toward helping us to provide more free resources that educate people about stroke symptoms, recognition, risk factor management and stroke recovery. The more people we reach, the more stroke prevention and care will become a priority in this country.

To donate visit stroke.org/donate, complete the form below or call 800-787-6537.

We thank you for your support this May and throughout the coming year.

Are You Ready to Get Involved?

National Stroke Awareness Month is a great opportunity to educate friends, family and community about stroke. But it does require some planning ahead.

Here are some questions to think about:

  •  What can I do to raise stroke awareness during May?
  •  What can I do in my workplace?
  •  What can I do to help in my community?
  •  What can I do for my hospitals stroke team?
  •  What can I do to educate my fellow rehabilitation colleagues?
  •  How can I better support my stroke support group?

 For ideas and free downloadable resources, visit stroke.org/SAM or call 800-STROKES.

Women and Stroke Awareness

This May, National Stroke Association will be part of a new Women and Stroke awareness campaign. Watch stroke.org for important Harris Poll results about current awareness levels among American women and their risk for stroke.

Did you know?

  • Twice as many women die of stroke than breast cancer annually.
  • Each year, about 55,000 more women than men have a stroke.
  • Because women live longer than men and stroke occurs at older ages, more women than men die of stroke each year.


 

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National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.

National Stroke Association

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Centennial, CO 80112
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