World Stroke Day 2015

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WORLD STROKE DAY, established by the World Stroke Organization in 2006, is observed worldwide on October 29 to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors.
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WHAT IF LEARNING AND SHARING A SONG COULD SAVE A LIVE? This World Stroke Day, we invite people of all ages and cultures to learn the warning signs of stroke by learning the F.A.S.T. Song and sharing it with friends and loved ones. Sing along with us to our R&B, Pop, Latin, or Gospel tracks, or create your own version of the F.A.S.T. song using our F.A.S.T lyrics.
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If someone has a stroke near you,
The FAST song tells you what to do.


The letter "F," it stands for face,
If one half droops, no time to waste.

The letter "A" means an arm that's weak,
The letter "S" means it's hard to speak.

The letter "T" means it's time for 9-1-1,
Call right away so help will come.

Learn the song to show you care
And help end stroke each time you share.

Face – Arm – Speech – Time – FAST
Face – Arm – Speech – Time – FAST

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wsd  page stand for stroke iconTAKE A STAND AGAINST STROKE by learning the stroke warning signs and sharing our F.A.S.T. Song to help your love ones remember the stroke warning signs through song.
wsd page-latin america infog iconDOWNLOAD AND SHARE THE LATIN AMERICA INFOGRAPHIC in your social media channels on World Stroke Day to help your friends, family and colleagues learn the stroke warning signs.
wsd page-download iconHELP YOUR LOVED ONES AND COLLEAGUES learn more about stroke and the most common warning signs by downloading our Spot A Stroke F.A.S.T. mobile app.
wsd page-take a stand iconTAKE A STAND FOR STROKE along with our Together to End Stroke community, by taking our World Stroke Day Pledge. Support stroke by ordering and wearing your stroke solidarity string!
wsd page-share iconSHARE OUR WORLD STROKE DAY SOCIAL MESSAGES on your Facebook and Twitter accounts and join our Twitter Chat (#StrokeChat) at 12PM Central Time on Thursday, October 29th, 2015.
wsd page-if you are a HCP providerIF YOU'RE A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL OR PROVIDER, you can also use our resources available on the Stroke Resource Center to help educate your staff, patients and community about stroke.
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Heart disease and stroke are ranked
as the No. 2 cause of death in many
of the Latin American countries.

Yet, many consumers do not think of stroke as a major health concern and taking action to learn about how to prevent and treat it. The Latin America region has committed to supporting the WHO’s global goal of reducing premature mortality of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 25% by 2025.

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Stroke Warning Signs and Symptoms