More than 3000 activities are expected to be held across the country this National Stroke Week. Activities range from awareness morning teas to displays and talks, personal and team challenges and health checks.
Stroke Week is about raising awareness to prevent stroke in Australia. With community support we will shine a spotlight on stroke to encourage Australians to know the signs of stroke and how to minimise their own risk of stroke. It’s all about health living and getting a regular health check.
Why should you care?
Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability. As demonstrated in the No postcode untouched report, no community is untouched by this terrible disease.
Shockingly, many strokes are preventable. We can come together and shine a spotlight on stroke #strokeweek15
Stroke Week Activities
A range of activities are happening in your community, firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 9670 1000 for details.
Social media pack
Available for Interview:
- National Stroke Foundation Spokespersons
- Local stroke survivors
- Local Stroke Week Challenge participants (Stroke Week stories can be easily localised)
What: National Stroke Week
When: Monday, 14 September – Sunday, 20 September
Media contact: Peta James & Rachel Murphy email@example.com 0408 000 409