American Stroke Month

May is American Stroke Month

About the Campaign

May is American Stroke Month, which is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and to educate Americans that stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable.  While stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and leading cause of disability in the U.S., many Americans do not think of stroke as a major health concern.  We have made a lot of progress, but we still have a ways to go to end stroke and need your help!

Partner With Us

A growing number of individuals and organizations are helping spread American Stroke Month across the nation and throughout the world. From families to healthcare professionals, corporations, national organizations, professional societies, and communities, each partner plays a critical role in helping create healthier communities. Join the campaign and let’s work together to end stroke!

Campaign Resources

May is American Stroke Month For Everyone  For Campaign Partners 

For Strategic Alliances


 For Media For Media  For Healthcare Professionals 

For Healthcare Professionals

Brain & Spine Health Lecture Series: Stroke Awareness

5 Easy Ways to Support the Campaign

Not ready to officially partner with us? There are other ways to make a difference, too:
  1. Did you know high blood pressure is the leading modifiable stroke risk factor? Take the Stroke Risk Quiz on the American Stroke Month Day of Action, May 1, and share it with your community. 
  2. Share our tools and resources with your networks, family and colleagues and at events within your community.
  3. Share American Stroke Month social messages on your Facebook and Twitter accounts and join our Twitter chats!
  4. Help your loved ones and colleagues by learning more about stroke and the most common warning signs by downloading the F.A.S.T. mobile app.
  5. If you're a healthcare professional or provider, you can also use our resources available on the Stroke Resource Center to help educate your patients and community about stroke.
Partners in Action

Please share your activities – big or small – to be featured on our American Stroke Month calendar and check out activities taking place near you:

American Stroke Month Community Calendar

 EventDate Time AddressEvent DescriptionRSVP
Walk n' Roll for Stroke Awareness 5/18/14 11 AMGlens Falls City ParkPromote stroke awareness, education, support and advocacy.Register by May 18, 2014
or call 518-744-0649
7th Annual Power to End Stroke Jazz Brunch 4/12/1411 AMHumanim at The American Brewery
1701 N. Gay Street Baltimore, MD
Free heart-healthy cooking demonstrations from Chef Tia, stroke testimonials, blood pressure screenings, nutrition counseling, Zumba demos, limited-motion exercises, brunch and musical performances by The Corporates jazz band.Contact Sarah Dowell or call 410-246-6704
The Power to End Stroke Benefit Concert 5/24/14 6 PM23821 Grand River Ave. Detroit, Michigan 48219
This event will offer a private health screening, health information for stroke and heart wellness, warning signs and prevention. There will be prizes, give-a-ways, a raffle and health food options.Admission is $20. Purchase your ticket today!

Questions? Email us!
Stroke Awareness Lecture 5/14/14 11 AMWhen Seconds Count Training Center,
97 Boston Street
Salem, MA
Free Stroke Awareness Lecture. In this lecture you will learn the different types of strokes, the signs of a stroke, what to do if someone has a stroke, and some preventative measures.

This 1 hour event is free and open to the public.
To reserve a seat call 978-744-4799 or email
Tommie Smith 6th Annual Youth Track Meet and Health Fair 5/3/14 10 AM2500 Benning Rd NE Washington, DC 20002American Heart Association will be working with 100 Black Men DC to raise stroke awareness. The health fair will include Simple Cooking with Heart demonstrations, blood pressure screenings, diabetes and glucose education, cholesterol testing, physical activity and weight management information, nutrition education, and more! Questions? Email
May 15 is Blood Pressure National Day of Action!5/15/14All day!Virtual Event!The Measure Up/Pressure Down™ national high blood pressure campaign is bringing together medical groups, health systems, partners, and sponsors on Thursday, May 15 for its first National Day of Action: Roll Up Your Sleeves! The goal is to have supporters participate in at least one “action” to raise awareness of high blood pressure.How can you help? Click here
to share our important blood pressure awareness message with your friends and followers!
Brain & Spine Health Lecture Series: Stroke Awareness5/14/145:30 PMHealth & Wellness Center West
Street, 4125 Medina Road, Akron, OH 44333
This is a four physician panel/open forum. The physicians will be asked a series of questions by Moderator Monica Robbins of Channel 3 News (Health Reporter), and there will be an opportunity at the end for questions from the audience.Call 330-344-3100 for FREE reservations. Please leave your full name, a phone number, how many in your party, and where you heard about the event.

Free registration, free refreshments, free parking!
Caregivers and Stroke: A Congressional Briefing5/14/1412:30 PMRayburn House Office Building -- Room 2168
Independence Avenue and S. Capitol St SW
DC 20515
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and National Stroke Association invite you to a lunch briefing on Caregivers and Stroke Survivors: Addressing the Financial and Emotional Costs. The discussion will center around the needs of informal, volunteer caregivers, such as friends and families, as they assist stroke survivors on the long road to recovery.Please RSVP by Friday, May 9 to Cindy Salinas, or call 202-785-7947.

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served!



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Covidien is a national sponsor of the American Stroke Association’s Together to End Stroke Initiative. Learn more about Covidien.