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By sharing the signs and symptoms of stroke and the importance of acting quickly, you may help save your life or the life of someone else. Time to Talk, a national stroke awareness campaign by National Stroke Association, together with Genentech, urges you to talk with your family and friends about stroke.

A stroke can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of race, sex or age. It is a leading cause of death and serious long-term disability that affects nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. each year. Immediate medical attention may limit the effects of stroke, but most people are unaware of the signs and symptoms and what to do if they think someone is having one.

Time to Talk campaign asks individuals to pay it forward by sharing vital information about stroke and the importance of acting quickly. You never know when you might need to help someone around you or yourself—have the conversation today!



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Sarah Parker, M.D.

Time To Talk: Stroke, A Family Bond

At 17, Sarah witnessed her grandmother’s stroke and helped care for her afterward. Sarah became a neurologist so she could help people like her grandmother. New technologies and treatments mean that for many patients who have a stroke, outcomes can be very different than they were for her grandmother—if people know what to do.

» Read Dr. Parker's story.

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Dan Hetrick

Time To Talk: The Clock Starts Ticking With Stroke

On a Sunday morning, Dan was rehearsing with his praise band at church when he started to feel odd. He suddenly dropped his drumstick and started to fall. “I was very fortunate that there are several people in the band who work in the healthcare field,” Dan said. “They realized I was having a stroke and immediately called 9-1-1.”

» Read Dan’s story.

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Bob Steele

Time To Talk: With A Stroke, 9-1-1 Is Key

On the morning of June 28, 2008, Bob was outside mowing his lawn when he suddenly felt dizzy and fell to the ground. His entire right side went numb and he could barely speak. “I tried to call out to my neighbor, but I could only whisper,” Bob recalls. Fortunately, his daughter found him and called 9-1-1. 

» Read Bob’s story.

It’s Time to Talk to your friends and family about stroke.



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Time to Talk Campaign is supported by Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

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