DALLAS, December 30, 2020 – Strokes impact about 1 in every 4 people and are a leading cause of disability. Those who have had a stroke often must work against physical, emotional and cognitive changes to move forward. To do so requires strength and support.
This year, the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, is honoring individuals and groups in the stroke community who have shown resilience and outstanding progress from around the U.S. through the second annual Stroke Hero Awards. Nominations are being accepted now through January 31, 2021 at stroke.org/HeroAwards.
The categories for the Stroke Hero Awards are:
- Survivor Hero – Honors an individual who has survived a stroke and used their experience to educate, inspire and bring awareness about stroke on a local or national level.
- Pediatric Hero – Honors an individual younger than 18 who has survived a stroke and overcome significant hurdles and whose family has used its experience to educate, inspire and bring awareness to stroke.
- Caregiver Hero – Honors an individual who has cared for a stroke survivor and used their experience to educate, inspire and bring awareness about stroke on a local or national level.
- Support Group Heroes – Honors a stroke support group committed to educating, inspiring and bringing awareness about stroke on a local or national level.
- Group Heroes - Honors a group committed to educating, inspiring and bringing awareness about stroke on a local or national level. Groups can include, but are not limited to, stroke teams, medical facilities and people who have come together to raise awareness about stroke.
- Voters’ Choice Hero - Honors an individual or group making an outstanding effort to educate, inspire and bring awareness about stroke on a local or national level. Judges select candidates from the nominations in the other five categories, and public voting determines the winner.
For more information, visit www.Stroke.org/HeroAwards.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.
About the American Stroke Association
The American Stroke Association is devoted to saving people from stroke — the No. 2 cause of death in the world and a leading cause of serious disability. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat stroke. The Dallas-based association officially launched in 1998 as a division of the American Heart Association. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-888-4STROKE or visit StrokeAssociation.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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