National Stroke Awareness Month




Stroke: It Happens in an Instant

A stroke is an emergency – it can happen to anyone, at any time, and at any age. What happens when someone experiences a stroke and what occurs on the way to and at the hospital, is the focus of this year’s National Stroke Awareness Month video. Save a life by having a better understanding of stroke and by knowing what signs and symptoms to look for.



Help us raise awareness of stroke in honor of National Stroke Awareness Month. Browse through these activities to get involved in May. There is something for everyone!


Choose one of our colorful cards and email a personalized stroke awareness message to your family, friends, and co-workers.

Images to Use

Add a special profile picture or banner to show your support for stroke awareness during the month of May.

Social Media

Explore these sample Facebook and Twitter posts and share these awareness messages throughout May.


Advocate for yourself or others affected by stroke through these simple ways.

Comeback Trail

Join us for this fun, empowering event near you.

Community Presentations

Use these presentations to speak to your group and spread awareness about stroke.

How can you join in
on raising stroke awareness?

Answer these simple questions and we'll show you how.

How much do you know about stroke?
Very little
Fair amount
I am very knowledgeable about stroke
How much time do you have to give to raising stroke awareness?
5-15 minutes
15-30 minutes
30-60 minutes
What is your comfort level with speaking in public?
I am not comfortable with speaking in public
I can speak in public when armed with appropriate information
I enjoy public speaking

You must answer all of the questions.

Send a personalized email to
5 friends or family members
to spread stroke awareness.

Send eCard

Use these handy images
in emails, newsletters, and
your Facebook page.

Get Images

Get social with these
Facebook and Twitter messages.

Post Messages

Your Trail, Your Way – Join an
event near you or design
your own course.

Learn More

Spread stroke awareness through
presentations in your community.

Get Materials

Use your voice to advocate
for impactful stroke legislation.

Take Action