Stroke Hero Awards

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

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 January 1-31, 2022.

Survivor Hero

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

Preview Survivor Hero nomination questions. 


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.

Preview Pediatric Hero nomination questions.


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.  

Preview Caregiver Hero nomination questions.



 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.

Preview Equity Hero nomination questions. 


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.

Preview Group Heroes nomination questions.


Voters’ Choice Hero

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

Awards Timeline

Date(s)     Activity
January 1-31, 2022  Nominations accepted
February 2022  Nominations judged 
Early March 2022  Voters’ Choice Hero candidates determined
March 17 – 31, 2022  Voters’ Choice Hero voting
April 19 – 24, 2022 Winners Announced

 

FAQ, Rules, Judging Criteria and More:

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

Support That Empowers

Recovery becomes so much more manageable when you have the right kind of emotional support. Our online community of 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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