Stroke Prevention and Risk Factors
National Stroke Awareness Month
A stroke happens every 40 seconds
Every four minutes someone dies from stroke
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.
Up to 80% of strokes can be prevented
Young Stroke: An Unexpected Reality
Stroke can happen to anyone, at any time, at any age. In America today, stroke in young adults is increasing at an alarming rate. On top of that, 73% of young Americans are not familiar with stroke symptoms and the need for urgent medical attention. During National Stroke Awareness Month watch this video to learn more about the impact of stroke on young adults, learn stroke symptoms and what to do if you spot them, and access resources for survivors and caregivers.
Where Do I Start?
Raising awareness about stroke has many vehicles, including posts on your Facebook page, writing letters to your legislators in support of stroke issues, group presentations, and more. Not sure how to get started? We can point you in the right direction. We can point you in the right direction.
Help us raise awareness of stroke in honor of National Stroke Awareness Month.