Stroke Hero Awards

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

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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.

Stroke Hero Awards Categories

Nominations will be accepted until January 31, 2020, in four of the five award categories listed below. To be eligible, the nominee must be a U.S. resident and 18 years or older.

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.

Submit an Outstanding Survivor award nomination

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.

Submit an Outstanding Caregiver award nomination

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.

Submit an Outstanding Support Group award nomination

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.

Submit an Outstanding Group award nomination

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 select the contenders from the nominations received in the other four categories. The public then votes online to choose the winner.

Awards Timeline

Looking to recognize your stroke hero. Follow our awards timeline to make sure you participate in the upcoming nomination process. 

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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