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Washington D.C. Hears from Stroke Advocates
The Stroke Advocacy Network was created to give stroke survivors, caregivers,
professionals and others touched by stroke, a voice in Washington, D.C. Since
its recent launch, more than 1,000 people have joined the Stroke Advocacy Network. Those people together have sent hundreds of
messages to members of Congress about healthcare regulations, budget issues and
Using the tools found online, these individuals
have raised awareness about stroke and healthcare needs of stroke patients and
survivors. They have taken action to ask their elected officials to vote for
changes in federal healthcare programs that would help ensure that they get the
care they desperately need.
If you haven’t joined the Stroke Advocacy
Network yet, add your voice to those who
have already taken action. Join the Network today! Join by visiting National
Stroke Association’s website: stroke.org/advocate. Encourage your friends and
family to join the Stroke
Advocacy Network with you and to add their voices
to your own. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of stroke
Faces Campaign Update
This year’s National Stroke Awareness Month
efforts brought together a tremendous community of inspiration among stroke
champions through the Faces of Stroke campaign.
The campaign aims to show the inside stories of stroke through personal
experiences and photos. With more than 800 stories submitted for consideration
to be featured in May, National Stroke Association plans to continue showcasing
Faces profiles throughout 2011 on stroke.org, Facebook and Twitter.
Upload your own story and photo about your stroke
experience and join the inspiring online gallery and community. Visit
stroke.org/faces for more information.
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