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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
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
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
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
Did you know?
- Twice as many women die of stroke than breast cancer
- 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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