National Stroke Awareness Month



Nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. experience a stroke each year, and someone dies from stroke every four minutes. Knowing the signs of stroke, how to prevent it, and how to help others around you, just might save a life. Please join us in raising awareness this month.

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E-cards to Share

Our colorful e-cards are similar to a postcard, except they are digital instead of paper. Choose your favorite message and send one to your family, friends, and co-workers. A stroke can happen to anyone, regardless of age—help educate those around you and possibly save a life.

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Images to Use

Join forces with us and change your Facebook profile picture or cover photo in support of National Stroke Awareness Month. This is a simple way to show your support for a cause. Let’s stand together in support of stroke survivors, caregivers, and their families.

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Social Media to Share

Are you a regular Facebook or Twitter user? We have created ready-to-use messages for National Stroke Awareness Month and we need your help educating everyone why stroke matters.

  • A stroke happens every 40 seconds.
  • Every four minutes someone dies from stroke.
  • Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • Up to 80% of strokes can be prevented.
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Hit the Comeback Trail

Join us at one of the 2018 Comeback Trail 5K series events. This year, there are 15 events to choose from, including the Comeback Trail – Your Trail, Your Way!

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Share Awareness with Your Community

Share Awareness with Your Community

Do you like talking to people or speaking in front of groups? If the answer is “yes”, then hosting a community presentation is a great way to spread stroke awareness. We have created four different ready-to-use presentations to meet your needs. Check our tips to get started.

Explaining Stroke 101

Learn the basic information about strokes, risk factors, symptoms and what you can do to protect yourself.


It's a Brain Attack!

Teach kids the basics of stroke, how to act FAST, and how to reduce the risk of stroke.


Stroke and Long-Term Disability

There is hope after stroke. Learn how to manage long-term disability related to stroke.


Stroke Prevention and Risk Factors

Up to 80% of strokes are preventable. Learn about controllable and uncontrollable risk factors for stroke.


Brain Attack: Be in the Know About Stroke

Learn the basics and facts of stroke with this fact sheet.


FAST Warning Sign Recognition

Learn some stroke basics and how to act FAST when a stroke happens.


Advocate for Stroke Legislation

Advocate for Stroke Legislation

Stroke survivors number more than 6.5 million individuals in the U.S. and that number is expected to grow drastically in the coming decades. It has never been more important to advocate for yourself and others affected by stroke. Help this May by joining the Stroke Advocacy Network, sending a letter to your legislator, spreading advocacy awareness via social media, or becoming a Catalyst to End Stroke.

Join the Stroke Advocacy Network

The Stroke Advocacy Network is the voice of the stroke community. By joining the Stroke Advocacy Network, you'll have the opportunity impact public policy and inform and influence your elected officials to help improve the lives of stroke survivors and their families and caregivers. Join now and take action!

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Take Action on Social Media

Already a member of the Stroke Advocacy Network? Great, but have you asked your friends and family to add their voices too? The more voices speaking on behalf of the stroke community, the more loudly we're heard. Download and share one of these messages on social media today.

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