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Stroke Hero Awards

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

Nominations are closed. Come back and vote for the Voters’ Choice Hero in March!

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. Nominations are closed. Come back and vote for the Voters’ Choice Hero in March!

Equity Hero

Honors an individual who promotes the goal of health equity in their work with those at risk for stroke, stroke survivors and stroke caregivers, to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

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.

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.

Group Heroes

Honors a group committed to educating, inspiring and bringing awareness about stroke. This can include stroke support groups, stroke teams, families, private associations, medical facilities and more.

Survivor Hero

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

Voters’ Choice Hero

Honors an individual or group making an outstanding effort to educate, inspire and bring awareness about stroke on a local or national level. Judges select candidates from the nominations in the other five categories, and public voting determines the winner.

Awards Timeline

Date(s) Activity
Oct. 3 – Dec. 4, 2023 Nominations accepted
Dec. 2023 – Jan. 2024 Nominations judged
Early Feb. 2024 Voters’ Choice Hero candidates determined
March 6 – 20, 2024 Voters’ Choice Hero voting
May 1, 2024 Winners announced

FAQ, Rules, Judging Criteria and More

 

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