About the CampaignOctober 29th is World Stroke Day, which was established by the World Stroke Organization in 2006 to help spread public awareness of the world's high stroke risk and stroke prevalence.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association supports the annual campaign by educating Americans about the stroke warning signs and the importance of taking action immediately. 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 and need your help!
If you learn and share the F.A.S.T. stroke warning signs with your friends and family, you may save a life, possibly yours. Why? Because spotting the warning signs and calling 9-1-1 immediately can lead to quick stroke treatment and may even save a life.
So we need you to take action on World Stroke Day and beyond. Take 1 minute to join the pledge to end stroke to see how you can make a difference in your community. Together, we can end stroke.
6 Easy Ways to Support the Campaign
- Download and share the Spot A Stroke F.A.S.T. Infographic (additional JPEGs below) in your social media channels on World Stroke Day to help your friends, family and colleagues learn the stroke warning signs.
- 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.
- Order your Stroke Solidarity String to show your stroke support!
- Share World Stroke Day social messages (PDF) on your Facebook and Twitter accounts and join our Twitter Chat (#StrokeChat) at Noon-1 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, Oct. 29.
- If 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.
- Visit Take 2 for Stroke to share your stroke story and learn how our National Sponsor is supporting global World Stroke Day initiatives.
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