NC Stroke Association Annual Luncheon

Each year, NCSA hosts a luncheon honoring an individual in our state community who has had an impact on stroke awareness, education or care.

In 2016, we honored Liz and John Brady from Winston-Salem and highlighted John's role as a stroke caregiver. Liz suffered a debilitating stroke in 2012 and, as their daughter Beth recounts, "Life changed on a dime." John's devotion to Liz and her care is nothing short of extraordinary. Each day, he drives the short distance from his apartment at Arbor Acres to Liz's room in skilled care. He then wheels her back to his apartment to spend the day and eat lunch. As evening falls, John wheels Liz back to her room for dinner and bedtime after which he heads home to his apartment. "I'm doing exactly what I want to be doing. She's my girl," says John.

  • For more information about our NC Stroke Association Annual Luncheon, please contact Beth Parks, North Carolina Stroke Association executive director, at or (336) 713-5052.

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.