• NC Stroke Association

    Every 20 minutes, someone is hospitalized
    with a Stroke in North Carolina.

  • Stroke is the 3rd leading cause of
    death in North Carolina.

  • 50% of African-American women
    will die of Stroke or heart disease.

  • African-Americans are twice as likely
    to die from a Stroke as Caucasians.

  • Women account for 60% of all Strokes.

  • Among African-American men,
    35% of Stroke deaths occur before age 65.

Prevent a Stroke... Know Your Risk Factors!

Up to 80 percent of Strokes are preventable by treating medical disorders and changing unhealthy lifestyles.

These Stroke risk factors include:

  • high blood pressure
  • atrial fibrillation
  • high cholesterol
  • diabetes
  • cigarette smoking
  • heavy alcohol consumption
  • carotid artery disease
  • excess weight
  • sedentary lifestyle
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The Art of Healing

Benefiting the NC Stroke Association
Canvas Prints and Notecard Sets

In honor of American Stroke Month, NC Stroke Association Executive Director Beth Parks has contributed her original painting, "Serene Journey," as inspiration for the stroke survivor's journey from darkness to light and, ultimately, healing.

"For stroke survivors, there is uncertainty that lies ahead, but it is a path that is illuminated by light." -- Beth Parks

Canvas Prints 20" x 24" $45.00

Notecards (set of 10) $15.00

Sale ends June 30, 2015

To order, contact the NC Stroke Association at (336) 713-5052
or email beparks@wakehealth.edu.


If you or a loved one are experiencing Stroke symptoms, call 911 and get to the hospital IMMEDIATELY! Treatments are available that may dramatically reduce a Stroke’s devastating effects—but they must be provided within a few hours of the onset of a Stroke.