Stroke Hero Awards

Honoring those who have showcased resilience and outstanding progress in the stroke community. 

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Stroke Heros

Want to support your favorite Stroke Hero in the Voters’ Choice contest? Cast your vote now. Eligible voters with a valid email address can vote once per 24-hour period between March 19 and April 2.

About the Stroke Hero Awards

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

Our newly redesigned Stroke Hero Awards will be presented in five categories to those who educate, inspire and bring awareness about stroke locally or nationally.

Stroke is the No. 5 killer and a leading cause of disability in the United States.

Award Categories

Nominations were accepted in four of the five award categories below. Voting for the Voters Choice Award is taking place through April 2. To participate, you must be 18 or older and a U.S. resident.

Outstanding Survivor

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

View the Outstanding Survivor Nomination Questions (PDF)

Outstanding Caregiver

Honors an individual who has cared for a stroke survivor and used their experience to educate, inspire and bring awareness about stroke on a local or national level.

View the Outstanding Caregiver Nomination Questions (PDF)

Outstanding Support Group

Honors a stroke support group committed to educating, inspiring and bringing awareness about stroke on a local or national level.

View the Outstanding Support Group Nomination Questions (PDF)

Outstanding Group

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

View the Outstanding Group Nomination Questions (PDF)

Voters’ Choice

Honors an individual or group making an outstanding effort to educate, inspire and bring awareness about stroke on a local or national level. Judges selected the contenders from the nominations received in the other four categories. The public can vote online now to choose the winner.
 

Awards Timeline

Follow our awards timeline to support your favorite for the Voters’ Choice award and find out the winners.

Date(s)     Activity
January 1-31, 2020  Nominations accepted
February 2020  Nominations judged 
Early March 2020  Voters’ Choice candidates determined
March 19-April 2, 2020  Voters’ Choice voting
April 20-24, 2020  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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