Stroke Smart Champions are active in their communities, educating those around them through five simple acts. 

       1) Ask

  • May I take 2 minutes to tell you some important health info about Strokes?
  • Do you know how to spot a stroke?

2) Warn: Strokes Kill and Disable

  • Strokes are the number one cause of disability in the U.S.
  • One in Six People with have a stroke in their lifetime
  • Evert four minutes someone (in the US) dies of a stroke

3) Encourage: Quick Response Saves Lives

  • A stroke happens when blood flow to your brain is interrupted
  • Two million brain cells die every minute during a stroke!
  • Treatments to restore the blood flow and save the brain are available!
  • If you are treated in time, you may go home in full health.
  • The treatments are VERY TIME SENSITIVE
  • A soon you Spot a Stroke—call 911

4) Know: Symptoms may include (even one!)

  • Weak or numb on one side of the body
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of balance
  • Loss of vision
  • Severe headache
  • Symptoms can come and go
  • Call 911

5) Offer: Stroke Smart Magent/Wallet Card

  • Here is a reminder to keep in your wallet
  • Please share this with your community
  • If you need more, please let me know.



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