May Is Stroke Awareness Month

In 1987, The National Stroke Association initiated and received a presidential proclamation to annually celebrate National Stroke Awareness month in May of every year. The goal is to provide everyone with the tools and inspiration to raise public awareness about Stroke through events and activities.

Stroke Awareness Month is a great time to educate friends, family and community about Stroke. So, start thinking about how you can spread awareness. Here are some questions to get started:

  • What can I do to raise Stroke awareness during May?
  • How can I hold an awareness fundraiser during May?
  • What can I do in my workplace?
  • What can I do in my community?
  • What can I do for my hospital’s Stroke team?
  • What can I do to educate my fellow rehabilitation colleagues? What can I do for my Stroke support group?

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.