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RAISE Awards medallion

Outstanding Group

Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA)

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


CHASA is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1996 and is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families affected by pediatric stroke and other causes of hemiplegia. In addition to a focus on raising awareness about pediatric stroke to increase understanding and early diagnosis, CHASA provides three informational websites for its more than 5,000 members, plans and hosts an annual retreat for families of children who have hemiplegia, and supports local family events through a small grant program. CHASA also assists researchers in recruiting participants for research studies, provides financial assistance to help families in need purchase hand and foot braces, and provides college and vocational school and athletic scholarships for young adults who have hemiplegia. Learn more at www.chasa.org.

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CHASA spreads awareness about pediatric stroke during community events and their annual family retreat.

Photo collage of CHASA events

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