About the Campaign
May is American Stroke Month, which is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s annual campaign to increase stroke awareness and to educate Americans that stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable. While stroke is the No. 5 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. Although American Stroke Month opportunities are not currently available, If you are interested in other partnership opportunities with the American Stroke Association, please contact FAST@heart.org. Together we can end stroke!
5 Easy Ways to Support the CampaignNot ready to officially partner with us? There are other ways to make a difference, too:
- Did you know high blood pressure is the leading modifiable stroke risk factor? Take the Stroke Risk Quiz (PDF) on the American Stroke Month Day of Action, May 1, and share it with your community.
- Share our tools and resources with your networks, family and colleagues and at events within your community.
- Share American Stroke Month social messages (PDF) on your Facebook and Twitter accounts and join our Twitter chats!
- 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.
- 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 ActionPlease share your activities – big or small – to be featured on our American Stroke Month calendar and check out activities taking place near you:
|7th Annual Power to End Stroke Jazz Brunch||4/12/14||11 AM||Humanim 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|
|Tommie Smith 6th Annual Youth Track Meet and Health Fair||5/3/14||10 AM||2500 Benning Rd NE Washington, DC 20002||American 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 Jessica.Moise@heart.org|
|Fight Stroke Walk 2014||5/4/14||9 AM||San Jose Municipal Rose Garden|
Naglee & Dana Avenue
San Jose, CA
Walking in the Fight Stroke Walk celebrates the lives of those who have been touched by stroke. All funds raised for the 3rd Annual Fight Stroke Walk are used to improve stroke education in Santa Clara County.
|Join us at the Rose Garden on May 4, 2014. Register today!|
|Skate Away Stroke||5/10/14||4:30 PM||Skateland Arena|
8460 N. Dort Highway
Mt. Morris, MI
|Stroke is the
killer of Americans,|
but your risk can be reduced
by being physically active. Proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Heart Walk in Genesee County.
Skate Rental: $2
|No RSVP Needed.|
Questions? Email Stacy Sawyer or call 810-686-6110
|Stroke Awareness Lecture||5/14/14||11 AM||When Seconds Count Training Center,|
97 Boston Street
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brain & Spine Health Lecture Series: Stroke Awareness||5/14/14||5:30 PM||Health & 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 Briefing||5/14/14||12:30 PM||Rayburn House Office Building -- Room 2168|
Independence Avenue and S. Capitol St SW
|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, email@example.com or call 202-785-7947.|
This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served!
|May 15 is Blood Pressure National Day of Action!||5/15/14||All 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!
|Spring Into Health with Stroke Awareness||5/16/14||11 AM||Main Street Church of the Living God -|
2000 N. Main Street Decatur, Illinois 62526
|Health fair/luncheon with guest speaker Dr. Dana Ray from CHIC Clinic who will discuss stroke symptoms and prevention. Health vendors will do screenings. door prizes, giveaways, etc.!||Contact outreach coordinator Janice Love at 217-429-5284|
|Wellness Expo/Stroke Awareness Month||5/17/14||10 AM-1 PM||Linwood Family YMCA||3800 E. Linwood Blvd.|
Kansas City, MO 64030
|Come join us in RED, as we raise awareness for Stroke Awareness Month with our Wellness Expo. The Expo will feature important information about stroke prevention and warning signs, a variety of health and educational vendors, a chance to try-out our amazing group exercise classes, and a chance to win a free one-month membership.|
|Walk n' Roll for Stroke Awareness||5/18/14||11 AM||Glens Falls City Park||Promote stroke awareness, education, support and advocacy.||Register by May 18, 2014 |
or call 518-744-0649
|The Power to End Stroke Benefit Concert||5/24/14||6 PM||23821 Grand River Ave. Detroit, Michigan 48219This||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!