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Fourth Annual
RAISE Awards

Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence

Oct. 24, 2014

The RAISE Awards annually recognizes individuals and groups across the country for taking stroke awareness activities to new heights.

Awards are given in several categories and recognize people engaged in community-level awareness activities directly supporting National Stroke Association’s mission.

Most Creative:

Honors an individual or group using creativity and originality to spread the word about stroke.

Most Impactful:

Honors an individual or group awareness activity that demonstrates proven improved patient or community outcomes.

Outstanding Individual:

Honors an individual making a commitment to raising stroke awareness on a local or national level.

Outstanding Group:

Honors a group of people making a commitment to raising stroke awareness on a local or national level.

Most Impactful Community Fundraising Effort: Honors an individual or group making a unique and impactful effort to raise funds and stroke awareness in their community.
Outstanding Support Group: Honors a stroke support group for making an innovative and robust impact on the lives of stroke survivors, caregivers and others impacted by support through connection, empowerment and education.
In October, the public will have the chance to name one more winner, by voting for their favorite choice:
Voter's Choice: Here is your chance to make your vote count and help select another winner. This individual or group will represent the best effort in raising stroke awareness.

Winner Selections

Each category will be evaluated by a panel of credentialed judges who are experts representing the continuum of stroke.

Awards Timeline

The 2014 RAISE Awards cycle includes:

Nomination Period: July 1, 2014 through Aug. 31, 2014
Judging: September 2014
Voter's Choice:
October 8 - 22, 2014
Winners Announced: Oct. 24, 2014

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