Stroke Hero Awards

Honoring individuals and groups in the stroke community who have shown resilience and outstanding progress. 

About the Stroke Hero Awards

The American Stroke Association honors people who strive to overcome stroke.

The Stroke Hero Awards have been awarded in six categories to those who educate, inspire and raise awareness about stroke locally or nationally.

Stroke is the No. 5 killer and a leading cause of disability in the U.S.

Survivor Hero

Honors an individual who has survived a stroke and used their experience to educate, inspire and bring awareness about stroke.

Pediatric Hero

Honors an individual younger than 18 who has survived a stroke and overcome significant hurdles and whose family has used its experience to educate, inspire, and bring awareness to stroke.

Caregiver Hero

Honors an individual who has cared for a stroke survivor and used their experience to educate, inspire and bring awareness about stroke. This award is for a personal caregiver, not a provider acting in a professional capacity.  

Support Group Heroes

Honors a stroke support group committed to educating, inspiring and bringing awareness about stroke.

Group Heroes

Honors a group committed to educating, inspiring and bringing awareness about stroke. Groups can include but are not limited to, stroke teams, families, medical facilities and people who have come together to raise awareness about stroke.

Voters’ Choice Hero

Honors an individual or group making an outstanding effort to educate, inspire and bring awareness about stroke.

Awards Timeline

Don’t miss your chance to help us celebrate the winners as they are announced.

Date(s)     Activity
January 1-31, 2021  Nominations accepted
February 2021  Nominations judged 
Early March 2021  Voters’ Choice Hero candidates determined
March 17 – 31, 2021  Voters’ Choice Hero voting
April 19 – 24, 2021 Winners Announced

 

FAQ, Rules, Judging Criteria and More:

Entry Guidelines (PDF)
Contest Rules (PDF)
Promotional Flyer (PDF)
Judging Criteria (PDF)
Nominations FAQ (PDF)

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