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Stroke Hero Awards

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

Check back in April 2023 as we announce the new roster of Stroke Heroes.

Elyse Newland, 2022 Stroke Hero Caregiver Award Recipient
The Stroke Hero Awards are awarded in six categories to those who educate, inspire and raise awareness about stroke locally or nationally. 

Learn more about our previous Stroke Hero Award recipients
Stroke is the No. 5 killer and a leading cause of disability in the U.S.

Award Categories 

The community submits nominations for five award categories, and public voting determines the Voters’ Choice Hero winner. To be eligible, the nominee must be a U.S. resident. Nominations accepted Oct. 25 – Dec. 6, 2022.

Awards Timeline

Date(s) Activity
Oct. 25 – Dec. 6, 2022 Nominations accepted
Dec. 2022 – Jan. 2023 Nominations judged
Early Feb. 2023 Voters’ Choice Hero candidates determined
Mar. 8 – 22, 2023 Voters’ Choice Hero voting
Apr. 24 – 29, 2023 Winners announced

Support That Empowers

Recovery becomes so much more manageable when you have the right kind of emotional support. Our online community of patients, survivors and caregivers is here to keep you going no matter the obstacles. We’ve been there, and we won’t let you go it alone.

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