American Stroke Month — What is Stroke and How Can You Make a Difference?
May is American Stroke Month
Let’s work together to prevent, treat and beat stroke!
During May, American Stroke Month, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association urges all Americans to protect their brain by increasing stroke awareness within their community. A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. Without oxygen-rich blood, brain cells die. As the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., stroke claims a life every 4 minutes. Join the campaign and let’s work together to end stroke!
Here are some ways to make a difference:
1. Take the Personal Risk Assessment and share it with at least five of your loved ones and community.
2. Share our tools and resources with your family, colleagues and at events within your
3. Share American Stroke Month social messages on your Facebook and Twitter accounts (coming soon!).
4. Help your loved ones and colleagues by learning the most common stroke warning signs, F.A.S.T. and download the F.A.S.T. mobile app to locate award-winning stroke centers near you.
5. Share the Tips for Daily Living Library with any stroke survivors or caregivers you know.
Go to StrokeAssociation.org/strokemonth to learn more about how you can get involved.