Washington D.C. – The second annual Washington D.C. Comeback Trail 5K walk, hosted by the National Stroke Association, will take place at the National Mall – Constitution Gardens on Saturday, April 28. This event is one of the only events in the U.S. solely focused on stroke survivors and education. All 14 Comeback Trail 5K events around the country aim to advocate for and empower the 7 million Americans who have survived a stroke, and encourage anyone affected by stroke to Come Back Strong. For more information visit www.ComebackTrail.org
Registration is FREE for the event, but donations are encouraged. The event is nationally sponsored by Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Merz, Ekso Bionics, Piramal Critical Care, and Allergan.
The Washington D.C. Comeback Trail 5K walk is open to participants of all abilities and features different paths to accommodate stroke survivors and other attendees in various stages of fitness or recovery. Participants will have the option to complete a 5K trail or choose a shorter route. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., followed by the opening ceremony at 9:00 a.m. The Comeback Trail event will begin at 9:15 a.m.
“The recovery journey that every stroke survivor goes through can be very personal and challenging,” said Robyn Moore, CEO of National Stroke Association. “With these Comeback Trail events, we want each survivor to feel validated and empowered by their journey, while learning from the experiences of others.”
All fees and donations support the National Stroke Association, the oldest national non-profit 100% dedicated to stroke. The National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by delivering education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.
- Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke
- About 800,000 people will have a stroke in the U.S. this year.
- Stroke causes the death of one in four Hispanic males and one in three Hispanic women.
- In the last decade, there has been a 44 percent spike in the number of Americans under the age of 45 hospitalized due to stroke.
- The majority of young Americans (73 percent) are not familiar with stroke symptoms and the need for urgent medical attention.
- Approximately 7 million stroke survivors live in the U.S. today, a number projected to increase to 10 million by 2030.
- Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of adult disability.
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